Harold St Junction is the work of Melbourne musicians Anna Struth and Cam Prestipino. We offer a variety of music services for
individuals, groups and schools. We write and independently stage musicals for
students, we offer singing and songwriting lessons, and we can provide
workshops and artist in residence for schools or community groups. Anna is
also available for choir workshops. Our musicals are available for hire.
We love music, and believe it should be accessible to everyone.
Singer, Composer and Choir Facilitator.
Currently Anna is lead vocalist with Blues band ‘The New York Minutes’, and with the 16 piece Let’s Dance Big Band (Let’s Dance Big Band ) She also performed with three part harmony jazz trio the JASSisters, jazz duo Starlight Jazz, cover duo Anna and Cam Duo, and original duo My Little Vertigo. She has also released some collaborative tracks with UK Producer Passionardor.
Anna also facilitates Friday Singers adult women’s Choir.
Anna has been a professional singer for over 20 years, and has taught singing to people of all ages from pre-school programs through school aged through to adults. She has been involved in many projects as a session singer, and has worked collaboratively on many songwriting/composing/arranging projects.
In 2021/2022 Anna was invited by Merri Health and the Carer’s Choir to facilitate a series of in-person and online singing Masterclass for the Carer’s Community.
In 2020 Anna adapted to Covid-19 restrictions by teaching and facilitating lessons and choirs online via Zoom and continued to work with Producers remotely. At the beginning of the year she also ran a children’s write-your-own-play short course.
In 2019 Anna has released 3 Dance tracks with UK Producer Passionardor. She also wrote and staged Super Hero Conference.
In 2018 Anna hosted a Bastille Day Sing-a-long at Merri Clan Bar with a core rehearsed choir and open to anyone who wanted to try out their French.
In 2017 Anna wrote and staged two musical plays for primary students, ‘Radio Play’ and ‘Stuck in a Lift’. In 2018 she has done Time Travel Quiz show, and is currently recruiting for The Haunted House and Hannah.
In 2016 Anna wrote a vocal arrangement ‘Bells’ for the Northcote High Senior Vocal Ensemble, which they performed at the Generations In Jazz festival competition in Mount Gambier. She also wrote and produced the musical play ‘Ready or Not (here I come) staged and staged it with a talented group of teenagers at the Metanoia Theatre, Mechanics Institute in Brunswick.
In 2015 Anna produced Resounding Graffiti exhibition, a series of three film pieces comprising photography of graffiti and rogue uses of public space to which she wrote an accompanying soundtrack. ReSounding Graffiti
In 2014 Anna wrote and self published a book of original rounds and staged a concert as part of the Darebin Music Feast involving Bell Primary Choir, Sophie’s Voice Choir, and her own Girl Friday Choir. This concert was a participatory success with the entire audience joining in the singing. Rhythmic Rounds Book
In 2013 Anna and Cam wrote an original musical, Cow On A Bus (the grass is greener), as artists in residence at Bell Primary School in Preston West. They also assisted with the directing and production of the whole school event which involved all students from all year levels. Cow On A Bus
In 2012 Anna wrote, directed and produced a small children’s musical based on the folk story of Vasalisa. This was rehearsed and staged at Bell Primary School.
Bass player, Multi instrumentalist, Songwriter and Composer
Cam has over 30 years experience in the music industry, playing professionally with cover bands and original artists, touring and recording, performing and composing.
Currently he plays bass in original band The Woodland Hunters (The Woodland Hunters) who have recently released their album ‘Let’s Fall Apart’, a follow up to their debut EP ‘So Far to Travel’. Both album and EP have received critical acclaim and well received radio play, including live to air on 774, PBS, RRR, and in 2018 embarked on a mini country tour in South West Victoria.
He is also playing guitar in the JASSisters band at Port Fairy Jazz Festival, Inverloch Jazz Festival, and Halls Gap Jazz Festival.
Cam also performs in Anna and Cam duo, and in original duo My Little Vertigo.
In 2013 he co-wrote original musical Cow On A Bus with Anna.