- Michael Barkl
(b Sydney, Aug 27, 1944). Australian composer. After initial involvement in music as a jazz pianist, he studied at the University of Sydney (MA, 1965–9), where his teachers included Sculthorpe (composition), with Takemitsu on a Churchill Fellowship to Japan (1970), and at the University of Melbourne (DMus 1980). A Harkness Fellowship facilitated further research and study at the University of California, San Diego and Princeton University (1972–4); an Australia Council Fellowship enabled him to spend a year at the University of Aix-Marseille (1974); and a Fulbright Senior Fellowship funded study at the University of Minnesota and Pennsylvania State University (1982). In 1975 he accepted a teaching post at the University of Melbourne and later served as dean of creative arts at the University of Wollongong (1990–94). He was appointed vice-chancellor of Southern Cross University in 1994...