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Jere T. Humphreys

(b Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 1945). Music educator and scholar of Australian birth. She received degrees from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia (BAHons 1967, DipEd 1968), Andrews University, Michigan (MMus 1970), and the University of Calgary, Alberta (PhD 1976). She taught in public secondary schools in Australia (1968) and Canada (1968–9, 1971–6), and at Andrews University (1970–71), Notre Dame University in Nelson, British Columbia (1976–7), McGill University, Montreal (1977–86), and Indiana University (1986–). She was founding chair of the Philosophy Special Research Interest Group of the Music Educators National Conference (1988–94), and founding co-chair of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (2003–5). She is editor of Philosophy of Music Education Review (from 1993) and The Philosopher, Teacher, Musician: Perspectives on Music Education (1993...

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David Tunley

( b Sydney, Sept 3, 1930; d Melbourne, June 7, 2006). Australian musicologist and teacher . A graduate of the University of Sydney (BA 1951, MA Hons 1958), he also studied at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music before leaving for Europe. After studying composition with Lennox Berkeley at the RAM (1953–5), he took up musicological studies at the universities of Copenhagen (1955–6) and Stockholm (1956–7). In Hamburg (1960–63), where he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, he took the doctorate in 1963 with a dissertation on German Baroque opera. In 1965 he was appointed senior research fellow at the University of Adelaide, where he later became professor of musicology (1978–94).

McCredie's initial research was in the fields of German Baroque opera, north German symphonic music from 1770 to 1830, and the sources of Byzantine and eastern European music from ...

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Jere T. Humphreys

(b Parkes, NSW, Australia, April 1, 1954). Australian music educator and scholar. He was educated at the Sydney Conservatorium (DipMusEd 1977), Trinity College, London (LTCL 1976, FTCL 1977), Indiana University (MME 1982), and University of Sydney (PhD 1993). He taught in Australian public schools (1977–82) and at the University of Western Australia (1983–7), University of New South Wales (1988–2002), and Hong Kong Institute of Education (2002–5). He held the inaugural Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Endowed Chair in Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004–9), and was president of the Australian (1995–7) and International (2004–6) societies for music education. He traveled extensively to facilitate international advocacy in music education, and directed an eight-nation study on children’s motivation to study music. McPherson has authored over 100 publications focusing on acquisition of instrumental performance skills, creativity, motivation, and curriculum development. He has edited four books, including ...

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J.M. Thomson

revised by Paula Matthews and Jon Stroop

(b Sheffield, July 6, 1924; d Sydney, Aug 3, 2000). English and Australian musicologist and teacher . He studied at the RCM in 1941–2 and again in 1946 after war service, and at Oxford (1946–52), where he took the BLitt with a thesis on the life and music of Richard Dering. His teachers included R(eginald) O(wen) Morris, H(erbert) K(ennedy) Andrews, Donald Peart and Jack Allan Westrup. His professional career was spent in Australia and New Zealand; he was lecturer and senior lecturer in music at the University of Sydney (1952–7), then professor and chair of the music department at the University of Otago, Dunedin; in 1975 he was appointed chair of the music department at the University of Sydney. He also lectured in Europe, the USA and Hong Kong, and in 1990 he was awarded the honorary MMus at the University of Sydney, having become professor emeritus in ...

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Robyn Holmes, Peter Campbell and Judith Crispin

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Robyn Holmes and Peter Campbell, revised by Judith Crispin

(b Tianjin, China, Sept 10, 1934). Australian composer, pianist, and musicologist. Born to Russian-Chinese parents, he emigrated to Australia with his family in 1951. He studied the piano at the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, where his teachers included Winifred Burston (1952–8), and in San Francisco with Egon Petri (1959–61). On his return to Australia, he taught at the Queensland Conservatorium (1961–5) and lectured on contemporary composition at the University of Queensland. In 1965 he assumed the position of Head of Keyboard at the newly founded Canberra School of Music (now part of the Australian National University), where he became Head of Composition and Head of Academic Studies in 1978, and Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Visiting Fellow in 2005.

Sitsky first came to prominence as a composer at the inaugural Australian Composers’ Seminar (Hobart, Tasmania, ...