Dr Houston Dunleavy

Project Details

May 30, 2018
Dr Houston Dunleavy
B.A. (hist,) Melb; B.Mus (comp.) Melb; M.M. (comp.) Cleveland; M.M. (ch. Cond.) C'land; PH.D. (comp.) Buffalo. Internationally recognised composer, conductor, and educator

Project Description

Welcome to the Guild Houston we hope your extensive wealth of knowledge and experience brings a new breathe of fresh air to our Bachelor of Music Course.

Houston’s Experience:

Former Senior Lecturer in Composition, Discipline co-ordinator and Acting Head of School for the University of Wollongong.

Former Senior Academic Co-ordinator, Former Head of Composition and Production for The Australian Institute of Music [AIM].

Internationally-known composer and conductor since with over 80 published works and 9 CDs on the Wirripang, Move and Wayfarer labels; Artistic Director, Southern Cross Philharmonia;

Executive Committee, Melbourne Composers’ League; Board member, Sydney Brass Festival;

Represented Artist, The Australian Music Centre.

Houston has conducted over 40 operas and musical theatre works, most of the standard symphonic repertoire and premiered works by living composers on three continents.

His compositional work has been presented in many countries on all continents except Antarctica. His work is performed by leading soloist around the world, and he maintain an active schedule of premieres in and performances.

He has taught, guest lectured and been a visiting composer at over 30 universities, and been Musical Director of The Illawarra Choral Society, The Sydney Male Choir and is now at St Oswald’s Anglican, Glen Iris. His composition often explore electronic and acoustic sound worlds as well as the blurring of the lines between the concert hall, the electronic music studio and the theatre.

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