|Present||Associate Professor, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Arts and Social Sciences|
Classical Music, Musical Analysis, Theory and History, Music Performance, Community Music, Professional Development for Musicians and Music Teachers, Music Education (Teaching and Learning, Pedagogy, Teacher Training, Curriculum Development), Pre-service Teachers, EduTourism, Music and Entertainmnet on Cruise Ships, Conducting and Musical Direction, Leadership in Music Ensembles, Leadership in Higher Music Education, Music Composition and Arranging, and Lifelong Learning and Adult Education
Honors and Awards
- OLT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2012
- Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2011
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Journal articles (3)
Seven Steps to Heaven: Time and Tide in 21st Century Contemporary Music Higher Education Australian Journal of Teacher Education (2018)
Throughout the time of my teaching career, the tide has exposed changes in the nature of music, students and music education. This paper discusses teaching and learning in contemporary music at seven critical stages of ...
Education in practical music through group teaching Problems in Music Pedagogy (2011)
This paper relates to the International Society for Music Education (ISME) mission of fostering global understanding among the world’s educators by sharing ideas about issues within music education. The paper presents the context, methodology, activities ...
Book chapters (2)
New wine in old bottles: aligning curricula, pedagogy and assessment through creative practice in classical and contemporary music Assessment in music education: from policy to practice landscapes: the arts, aesthetics, and education (2015)
New Wine in Old Bottles investigates the alignment of curricula, pedagogy and assessment in theMusic Education major of Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree through case studies of five assessment artefacts. Old Bottles ...
From fairy frock to tea towel...and thanks for the Land Rover! Proceedings of the 21st International Seminar of the ISME Commission on Special the Education of the Professional Musician (2016)
This paper reports on a research project entitled Conducting, musical direction and performance in community music ensembles and their influence on pedagogy. The project aims to investigate methods and identify best practices of leadership, conducting ...
Hip to be square: where the street meets academe Relevance and reform in the education of professional musicians: Proceedings of the 20th International seminar of the ISME commission on the education of the professional musician (2014)
The message of Huey Lewis and the News’ song “Hip to be Square” resonates through the career decisions facing professional musicians who enter the formal music education establishment; i.e. from the street to the academy. ...
Nurturing the olive tree: scaffolding jazz pedagogy through spiral curricula from conservatoire to community and classroom Proceedings of the International Society for Music Education: 31st World Conference on Music Education (2014)
“Nurturing the olive tree: Scaffolding jazz pedagogy through spiral curricula from conservatoire to community and classroom” traces music education curricula in a regional Australian university through undergraduate studies in jazz and contemporary music, to its ...
Education in practical music through group teaching 29th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (2010)
This paper related to the International Society for Music Education (ISME) mission of fostering global understanding among the world's educators by sharing ideas about issues within music education. The paper presented the context, methodology, activities ...
In search of the lost chord: reclaiming the element of harmony in contemporary music Reviewing the future: proceedings of the XXVIIth Annual Conference Australian Association for Research in Music Education (AARME) (2005)
The significance and influence of the musical element of harmony, though fundamental to the aesthetic identity of many musical styles which developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, appears to be greatly reduced in many ...
Looking back towards the future: vocational classical music education for contemporary music students Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference (2004)
Southern Cross University's Contemporary Music Program provided the first university education in contemporary music in Australia, and has maintained a leading role in the education of contemporary music students for careers in the music industry ...