Music Alumni Chapter

The Music Alumni Chapter has been established to ensure that graduates can retain links to their university.

The Bachelor of Music takes an eclectic, modern and inclusive approach to music repertoire, performance and sound design. It gives you an opportunity to develop your professional and creative potential in making and appreciating a range of different types of music.


Music Alumni Chapter Latest News and Events

Music Alumni Reunion 2012

The Alumni Team and the School of Humanities and Communication Arts hosted a Music Reunion on Friday 30 November, 2013 at the Playhouse Theatre at our Kingswood Campus. View photos from the event below.
View the 2012 Music Image Gallery below by clicking on the thumbnail:


UWS Music Alumni


Music Alumni Profiles

2011 Screen Music Awards - Winners Announced!

 
Matteo ZingalesThe winner in the category of "Best Music for a Documentary" is Sydney composer Matteo Zingales, for his work on the feature length documentary Lachlan Macquarie: Father of Australia. He is currently the composer for the Seven Network's Winners and Losers and also works with Sonar Music team.

Read more on Matteo Zingales now.

 


Derek Blundell

Derek Blundell, 29, says the Bachelor of Music degree is quite different to what he was expecting.

"It is more self-led than I thought it would be. We are given guidelines, but the focus of your studies and where you take it is really up to the individual," says Derek.

Read more on Derek Blundell now.


 Succeeding as a creative Business*

 
Jaime GibsonJaime Gibson, 33, a graduate, is also the saxophonist and music director of the Sydney band, The Smooth Groove, which ranges between five to eight performers. He attributes much of the band's success to Google AdWords. When he started the band seven years ago, Gibson said he marketed it the old-fashioned way.Read more on Jaime Gibson now.

 

*(Source: Sydney Morning Herald(opens in a new window))


Music Graduate wins 2010 Churchill Fellowship

Sarah-Grace WilliamsMusic Graduate Sarah-Grace Williams will have the opportunity to learn from some of the world's most renowed conductors after becoming one of the 2010 recipients of the prestigious Stuart and Norma Leslie Churchill Fellowship.

The Churchill Fellowships are awarded annually to Australians seeking to conduct research overseas to enhance their knowledge in their chosen area, and will allow Sarah-Grace to travel to the UK, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Norway and USA to undertake lessons and assist conductors of leading European and American orchestras.

Read more on Sarah-Grace's story in Gradlife e-Magazine now. (opens in a new window)

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Breakthrough for Western Sydney Musician

Jonathan BouletJonathan Boulet is a name you can expect to be hearing more often. A 21-year-old singer/songwriter, and Bachelor of Music graduate, he released his self-titled debut album last year to wide acclaim.

While still living at home with his parents, Jonathan not only recorded and produced most of the tracks in his grarage studio, but he also played almost all the instruments himself, and released the songs online. The buzz built and soon record label Modular, home to other indie acts such as the Presets, Cut Copy and Wolfmother, were knocking at his door. 

Read more on Jonathan's story in Gradlife e-Magazine now. (opens in a new window)


 Tubular Bells for Two   

Aidan Roberts and Daniel HoldsworthDaniel Holdsworth, a Music Alumnus, along with Aidan Roberts have arranged the entire score of Tubular Bells to be played live by just two blokes. These two musicians take up more than 20 instruments to present Mike Oldfield's cult classic Tubular Bells in a unique musical-and sometimes acrobatic-performance.

Tubular Bells for Two performed as part of the Sydney Festival 2012 and the New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012.

To find out more, please visit the Tubular Bells for Two page. (Opens in a new window)


For more information about Alumni Events, please see the Events feed on the Alumni Home Page.

For more information about Alumni Latest news, please see the Events feed on the Alumni Home Page.


Music Alumni Chapter Membership

Every graduate of Western Sydney University is invited to join the Music Alumni Chapter. Membership is free.

To join, please complete the online Alumni Keep In Touch Form (opens in a new window), and nominate the Music Alumni Chapter in the Chapters section.

 


Further Study

For more information on further study at and Postgraduate opportunities, please visit the Future Students Website

 

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