Conservatorium students desire mentors, not reality (link)

My response to the initial (and largely inarticulate) panic caused by the Australian National University's May 2012 announcement that radical changes were afoot at the ANU's School of Music, including staff cuts. 

This article originally appeared at citynews.com.au. The issue has progressed somewhat since then, I'd advise you read all about it if you're interested.


Master Apprentices (pdf)

Three top trombonists are apprentices to their tradition and to admired players. It has been a journey part conscious and part osmotic.

This article originally appeared in Music Forum, Vol.15 no.3 (2009), published by the Music Council of Australia. It has been edited slightly from the original version.


Independence (pdf) 

This article originally appeared in Music Forum, Vol.14 no.3 (2008), published by the Music Council of Australia. It has been slightly edited from its original form, and the topic has been better explored by many others since: at the time of writing, Australian media trumpeted the death of the Music Recording Industry almost daily.