Melbourne, Australia (1997-2007)

The University of Melbourne, Australia

PhD in Composition, March 2007  Three Microtonal Compositions: The Utilization of Tuning Systems in Modern Composition and Folio of Compositions
MMus in Composition, October 2002
BMus (Hons), October 2000

Composition Lessons in the USA with Don Freund (Bloomington, IN), Michael Harrison (New York, NY), Kyle Gann (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY), and David B. Doty (San Francisco, CA) in 2004

2003 and 2004 ACOF (Australian Composers’ Orchestral Forum) Composition Workshops with Brenton Broadstock, Andrew Schultz, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

2001 Australian National Academy of Music Composition Program with Karen Tanaka (Japan), Simon Bainbridge (UK), and The Zurich Ensemble for New Music (Switzerland)

Third prize in the 2016 Hearing Orpheus Today Composition Competition (Gozo, Malta)
Winner of the 2016 Veridian Symphony Orchestra Fourth Annual Composers’ Competition (Yuba City, California, USA)
Finalist and Special Mention in the 2016 International Composition Competition ‘Maurice Ravel’ (Vespolate, Novara, Italy)
Finalist in the 2015 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Finalist in the 2015 First International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition (Hämeenlinna, Finland)
Finalist in the Red Note New Music Festival Composition Competition (Normal, IL, USA)
Finalist in the Utah Arts Festival 2014 National Commissioning Program (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)
Faculty Small Grant Scheme (FSGS), Faculty of the VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne (2012)
Winner of the 2013 Boston Metro Opera ‘Mainstage Award’ (Boston, MA, USA)
Jean Bogan Prize (2012)
Winner of the ‘John Cage Centennial’ Wolf Museum of Music and Art International Toy Piano Composition Competition for Two Toy Pianos (Lancaster, PA, USA)
Winner of the 2011 Orchestra of Our Time Call for Scores Project (New York, NY, USA)
Finalist in the Utah Arts Festival 2012 National Commissioning Program (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)
Arts Victoria Arts Development ‘Creation’ grant (2011)
Second Prize in the 2010 ClefWorks Composition Competition (Montgomery, AL, USA)
Arts Victoria Arts Development ‘Creation’ grant (2010)
Australia Council for the Arts Skills & Arts Development grant (2010)
Winner of the 2010 Friends & Enemies of New Music Composition Competition (New York, NY, USA)
Honorary Fellow of the National Academy of Music (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Winner of the International Music Prizes for Excellence in Composition 2009 (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Joint-Winner of the 2009 UnTwelve 1st Annual Composition Competition (Chicago, IL, USA)
Honorable mention in the Fauxharmonic Orchestra 2009 Orchestral Composition Contest (Hamden, CT, USA)
University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music Visiting Composer-in-Residence (2009)
State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship (2009)
Dorian Le Gallienne Composition Prize (2008)
Finalist in the 2007 Music07/Eighth Blackbird Composers Competition (Cincinnati, OH, USA)
Honorable mention in the Forecast Music 2006 Call for Scores (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Finalist in the 2006 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition (Boston, MA, USA)
Honorable mention in the Fauxharmonic Orchestra 2006 Orchestral Composition Contest (Hamden, CT, USA)
Finalist in the 2005 Matiz Rangel 2da Convocatoria de Composición (Bogotá, Colombia)
Betty Amsden Award – 2005 3MBS FM National Composer Awards
Third Prize in the 2005 Second Sun River Student New Composition Competition (Chengdu, China)
Melbourne Abroad Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship (2005)
The University of Melbourne Graduate Research Assistance (2005)
Third Prize in the 2005 American University Saxophone Symposium Composition Contest (Washington, DC, USA)
Tweedle Research Scholarship (2005)
Melbourne Research Scholarship (2005)
The University of Melbourne Graduate Research Assistance (2004)
APRA Award for Orchestral Composition – 2004 3MBS FM National Composer Awards
Winner of the 2004 Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival/Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition (Terre Haute, IN, USA)
Finalist in the 2004 Rarescale/RCM Alto Flute Composition Competition (London, UK)
Third prize in the Lys Music Orchestra Ensemble de cuivres 2003 Deuxième concours International de Composition Musicale (Comines, Belgium)
Finalist in the Lys Music Orchestra Orchestre à cordes 2003 Deuxième concours International de Composition Musicale (Comines, Belgium)
Judges’ Prize and the Audience Prize of the 2003 Oare String Orchestra Third International ‘Music for Strings’ Composing Competition (Faversham, UK)
Winner of The Victorian Youth Orchestra 2003 Composition Competition
Australia Council for the Arts Skills & Arts Development grant (2003)
Second Prize in the 2002 Open Space Electro-acoustic Competition (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Zavod Jazz/Classical Fusion Award (2002)
Michelle Morrow Memorial Award for Composition (2002)
Finalist in the 2002 Icebreaker Composers’ Competition (Surrey, UK)
The University of Melbourne Graduate Research Assistance (2002)
Ian Potter Foundation Cultural Trust grant (2002)
Finalist in the 2001 Hultgren Solo Cello Biennial (Birmingham, AL, USA)
Australian Postgraduate Award (2001)

PhD The University of Melbourne (2007)

Three Microtonal Compositions: The Utilization of Tuning Systems in Modern Composition


BMus (Hons) The University of Melbourne (2000)


Music in Australia Field Work Project

Music Cultures of Asia and the Pacific Migrant Music in Australia
Investigative Project: Chilean Music in Australia
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