Professional Dossier

QUALIFICATIONS

  • ACADEMIC

Postgraduate course in Composition (corso di perfezionamento) with Salvatore Sciarrino, Italy 1985

Postgraduate course in Composition (corso di perfezionamento) with Franco Donatoni, Italy 1985

Commenced Bachelor of Music with Honours. The Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide 1983 (part-time). Withdrew, August 1984

Bachelor of Music (Composition). The Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide 1983:

Member of Institute of Music Teachers (MIMT) 1980

  • CURRENT STUDIES

Enrolled as a doctoral candidate (PhD) at the Faculty of Music, University of Queensland, 2001-.

Was enrolled as Doctor of Creative Arts candidate at the Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, 1994-2000.

  • TEACHING

Certificate in Music (Instrumental Teaching). Department of Further Education SA (DFE) 1980.

Accredited Private Music Teacher. Federation of Australian Music Teachers Association (FAMTA) 1982.

Provisional Registration as Teacher (Guitar). Teachers Registration Board of SA 1980-85.

  • PROFESSIONAL

Telecommunication Technician's Certificate. Post Master General's Department (PMG) 1971.


PRIZES OR HONOURS ACHIEVED


Co-adjudicated the prestigious Albert H Maggs Composition Competition, University of Melbourne, August-September 1996.

String Quartet no.1 selected by panel of professors from Paris Conservatoire Nationale for masterclass performances by students and the Australia Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence at the Conservatoire, 5-10 November 1994.

Invited to participate in the 1994 June in Buffalo Composers' Festival (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA) and workshop presided over by a distinguished panel of senior composers including Milton Babbitt, Charles Wuorinen, Donald Erb, Lukas Foss and Roger Reynolds.

Awarded a travel grant by the AS White Bequest, University of Sydney 1994.

Doppio Teatro (Adelaide multi-cultural theatre company) jointly awarded the Sidney Myers Performing Arts prize for their contribution to Australian culture; specifically in recognition of the dramatic work (La Madonna Emigrante-music composed by Pompili) concerning the migration of an Italian community to a new land. Announced 16 April 1994.

La Madonna Emigrante (1992)-radio drama based on the original play and musics-was selected as a finalist in the Drama Section, 1993 New York International Radio Festival.Verbal comm from Mike Ladd, ABC.

"Composer Profile" a one-hour interview/profile by Charles Southwood broadcast on national radio, ABC-FM, 15 February 1994. Produced by Judith Irvine. Published by ABC Fine Music, Australian Music Unit, Sydney.

Zeitfluss (Teuflischer Kontrapunkt) (1985-90; rev 1991) for wind quintet. Commissioned work awarded the Adolf Spivakovsky Scholarship for the Composition of Music 1990.

Awarded a travel grant by the AS White Bequest, University of Sydney 1990.

Invited to attend the premiere of the bass clarinet arrangement of Lo spazio stellato si riflette in suoni performed by Duo Contemporain (Henri Bok, bass clarinet and Evert le Mair, percussion) at the Second International Bass Clarinet Festival in Ghent, Belgium, 3 November 1990.

Invited to attend a prestigious New Music Series' Composer Portrait Concert in Toronto, Canada, 28 October 1990 at which Lo spazio stellato si riflette in suoni (1990) was premiered and Lo specchio del fiore (1989) was performed.

Citlalin Tlamina (1985-86; rev 1991) selected as Finalist in the 1989 International Composition Competition (Miami, Florida). Finalists were chosen from over 500 entries and 55 countries.

Invited to submit biographical entry in the second edition of the International Biographical Centre's Who's Who in Australasia and the Far East 1989.

Polymnia Triptych: Elegia (1981-86) selected by the 1989 Australian Jury of the International Society for Contemporary Music as a submission for the 1990 World Music Days, held in Oslo, Norway.

Awarded full representation in the Australian Music Centre's (Sounds Australian) archival holdings 1988-9. The Centre acts as a publisher, maintains a complete collection of works and is licensed to reproduce and distribute them.

Adjudicated the Composition section of the Armidale Eisteddfod Society's 1989 Programme. Final Judgings held 9 June 1989.

Just Call Me Jo (1987) real-time collage for digital drum machine and prepared tape. Commissioned and performed by Doppio Teatro, 1987. The company was invited to perform the play at the ASSITEJ International Youth Theatre Conference, Adelaide, 1987, receiving critical acclaim from the international audience of practitioners and academics.

String Quartet No.1 selected by the 1983 Australian Jury of the International Society for Contemporary Music as a submission for the 1984 World Music Days, held in Montreal, Canada.

Italian Government Scholarship 1984-5 to study with Franco Donatoni and Salvatore Sciarrino.

The Alex Burnard Scholarship (Composition), The University of Adelaide 1983.


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