I am honoured to announce to my friends and colleagues that I have been appointed the new General Manager to the Canberra Young Music Society (YMS) in a permanent part-time capacity. This is a community-based music organization with a long history of artistic and community excellence founded by my friend and mentor, Judith Clingan, nearly 50 years ago. The YMS’s aim is to introduce and inspire young people to the opportunities, possibilities, and best practices in music and the arts through hands-on engagement in challenging and fun educational and artistic environments. YMS is an organization that was very much a part of my life when I was a teenager so I know the power and influence that early positive experiences in energetic high-quality music making can have. I hope to be able to build on the fine traditions of my predecessors and continue to offer diverse, exciting and challenging artistic opportunities to Canberra’s young people.
PS. Even though I will be relocating to Canberra in the coming weeks, I am still available for workshops, commissions, master-classes, conducting engagements etc. worldwide….just email me via this website.