I am well known internationally as a researcher within the field of Music Education and have made a major contribution to this field. My research examines the development of a collaborative learning environment. It involves a unique model which has been recognised internationally. I learn and perform new repertoire for voice on an ongoing basis. Since 2006, I have premiered nationally and internationally 9 new Australian compositions. I have also published research on the preparation and performance of new work (Latukefu, 2008). I have developed a distinctive canon of contemporary songs that engage inter-culturally with Asian and Pacific cultures in order to develop the concept of an Asian-Pacific identity within art music and in particular song.
Performance at TEDxUWollongong (with David C. Vance), Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (2012)
"Pocket Gamelan - mobile voices" (with Greg Schiemer and Janys Hayes), Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (2012)
The Pocket Gamelan is a consort of microtonal instruments designed as software for mobile phones....
The Dark, the Light: Contemporary Australian and American art songs (with Cathy Aggett, Diana Blom, and Kevin Hanrahan), Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (2011)
Breaking through the frames of custom: A socio-cultural approach to learn singing, Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (2010)
Peer assessment in tertiary level singing: changing and shaping culture through social interaction, Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (2010)
In 2008, peer assessment was introduced into the singing component of a tertiary level undergraduate...