EDUCATION
Doctor of Music 1989
University of Melbourne. Composition
Master of Music 1980
Memphis State University, USA. Composition, Theory, Film Music, Conducting, Electronic Music. Composition Teacher - Donald Freund
Bachelor of Arts 1976
Monash University, Melbourne. History, Politics, Music, Economics
Postgraduate Diploma (Music Composition) 1981
University of Sydney. Composition, Electronic Music, Theory. Composition Teacher - Peter Sculthorpe
Associate in Music (AMusTCL) 1981
Trinity College, London. Teacher’s diploma - Theory, History, Teaching Music

VISITING FELLOW/PROFESSOR

1993 (January-May) - Visiting Fellow, Australia-New Zealand Studies Center, Pennsylvania State University, USA
1998 - Visiting Fellow - Civitella Ranieri Center, Italy (September) Visiting Fellow - Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, Italy (November-December)

1999 - Visiting Professor - Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, USA (Spring Semester)
Visiting Composer - Huddersfield University School of Music (May)
2005 - Visiting Fellow - Ligurian Studies Center, Bogliasco, Italy (December)

COMMITTEES

1990-92 - Member, Composition Committee, Australia Council
1990-2006 - Member, Maggs Award Committee
1993-96 - Member, ABC National Reading Panel
1994 - Member, APRA Classical Music Advisory Committee
1994-97 - Elected Director, Australian Music Centre
1994-95 - Director, Chamber Made Opera
2001 - Chair, Judging Panel, Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize
2006 - Member, MUDFEST Arts Festival Committee
2006-7 - Member, Vic Arts Development Panel
2008 - Member, Vic Arts Creation Panel
2009 - Member, Vic Arts Creation Panel
ADJUDICATOR

2001 - Royal South Street Eisteddfod (B & D Grade Brass Bands), Ballarat
2002 A Grade Adjudicator - Australian National Band Championships, Geelong;
Royal South Street Eisteddfod (Woodwind, Small Groups, Stage Bands, Concert Bands, Orchestras)
2004 Royal South Street Eisteddfod (Instrumental Duets, Small Instrumental Groups and Ensembles, School Orchestras);
Blue Lake Brass Band Festival (A & D Grades), Mt Gambier
2005 - Senior Adjudicator, Instrumental Section, Royal South Street Eisteddfod
2006 - Royal South Street Eisteddfod (Stage Bands, Concert Bands)
2007 - Adjudicator, Junior Trombone and Horn Solos, Australian National Band Championships, Melbourne
2008 - Judge, Shakuhachi Chamber Music International Composition Competition
Composition Adjudicator for the Defence Force School of Music Band Officer Course
Adjudicator, Composition Section, Armidale Eisteddfod, NSW
Adjudicator, Royal South Street Eisteddfod (Woodwind, Small Groups, Stage Bands, Concert Bands, Orchestras)
2009 - Adjudicator, Mildura Eisteddfod Adjudicator,
Musical Society of Victoria Composition Competition (April)
Member Arts Victoria Creation Panel (April)
2012 - Adjudicator, Royal South Street Eisteddfod (Intermediate Concert Bands), Ballarat
Composition Adjudicator for the Defence Force School of Music Band Officer Course

2013 - Panel Member, Instrumental Work of the Year APRA/AMC Awards
Composition Adjudicator for the Defence Force School of Music Band Officer Course

2014 - Panel Member, Instrumental Work of the Year APRA/AMC Awards
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

1984-88 Artistic Director of the New Audience Concerts, University of Melbourne. Responsible for all aspects of this contemporary music series.

COMPOSITION PROGRAMS

1994 - Tutor, National Orchestral Composers School, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hobart
1998 - Coordinator, Composition Program, Australian National Academy of Music
2002 - Tutor, Australian Composers Orchestral Forum, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Perth. Composers: Damian Barbeler, Freeman McGrath, Toby Wren, Mark Zadro, Chris Watson (NZ)
2003 - Tutor, Australian Composers Orchestral Forum, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hobart. Composers: David Chisholm, Alicia Grant, Padma Newsome, Andrian Pertout, Daniel Salecich, jane Stanley
2004 - Tutor, Australian Composers Orchestral Forum, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hobart. Composers: David Chisholm, Alicia Grant, Andrian Pertout, Adeline Wong (Malaysia), Anthony Young (NZ)
2007 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers: Nicole Murphy, Paul Castles, James Rushford, Robert Dahm.
2008 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers: Lorenzo Alvaro, Elias Constantopedos
, Ben McDonald, Mark Wolf
2009 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers:
2010 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers:
2011 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers: Lisa Ilean, Catherine Sullivan,
2012 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers: Jeanette Little,
2013 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers:
2014 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers:
2015 - Head Mentor, Cybec 21 Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composers:

CONDUCTORS OF MY MUSIC (include):

Okko Kamu, Karl Anton Rickenbacher, Janos Furst, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Yuzo Toyama, Jorge Mester, Evelino Pido, Carlo Rizzi, Oliver Knussen, Nicholas Braithwaite, John Hopkins, Patrick Thomas, Vanco Cavdarski, Richard Mills, Muhai Tang, Nicholas Cleobury, Vladimir Verbitsky, Vernon Handley, Nicolette Fraillon, Kevin Purcell, David Porceljn, David Miller, William Southgate, Yakov Kriesberg, John Nelson, Andrew Wheeler, Barrie Webb, Douglas Lawrence, Markus Stenz, Gerald Gentry, Benjamin Northey, Roland Peelman, David King