I have worked as an educational music composer in a variety of school systems, including state, private and Catholic education. I am an experienced clinician, conductor, teacher and communicator, and can tailor a custom-made piece of music for students at any level, from beginners to professional musicians. My music is currently on the Victorian Certificate of Education syllabus, and has been the subject of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's school information pack. Finished scores and parts can be delivered hard copy, with a data CD of all the files in PDF form, or even just emailed.
My educational commissions have included the University of Melbourne, Caulfield Grammar School, Blackburn High School, Wesley College, Methodist's Ladies College, Presbyterian Ladies College, National Children's Choir of Australia, Peninsula Youth Music Society, Balwyn High School, Eastern Metropolitan Region Annual Concert, Avila Ladies College, Bairnsdale High School and National Music Camp
Corporate and Screen music
I have a wealth of experience in corporate, commercial, short film and live composing for any event or campaign, large or small. I work fast, and give you the right music for your job in any common format including CD audio, wav, mp3, wma and many others.
Corporate clients include Applied Kinetics, Ego Pharmaceuticals, Apricot Films, Brendan-Bruce Productions, P&O Liners and Monash University
I trained as a classical composer at the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne with Peter Tahourdin, Brenton Broadstock and Barry Connyngham, and then at the Victorian College of the Arts with Mark Pollard. I have also had tuition locally and overseas from Graham Hair (Sydney), John McCabe (London) and Ian Finkel (New York)
My style is tonal, accessible to many listeners but still original and refreshing
My art music commissions have included Symphony Australia, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Musica Viva Victoria, Musica Viva New South Wales, The Southern Grampians Promenade of Sacred Music, the University of Melbourne, Peninsula Youth Music Society, The International Astronomer's Society, Michael Duke (Indianapolis), Footscray-Yarraville City Band, Blackburn High School, New Zealand Nationals, Australian Nationals, Doubling Up, Shrewd Brass, St Stephen's Church (Richmond), Perihelion and Eliseon