Orff Schulwerk Today: The Complete Musician – Richard Gill

Richard Gill, OAM, Artistic Director Sydney Symphony Education Program, Founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus of Victorian Opera

Richard Gill, OAM, is one of Australia’s pre-eminent and most admired conductors and is internationally respected as a music educator. He is Founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus of Victorian Opera and is currently Artistic Director of the Education Program for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He has been Artistic Director of OzOpera, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the Adviser for the Musica Viva In Schools program.

He has conducted all the major Australian orchestras, and the Australian, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne and Western Australian Youth Orchestras. For the Sydney Symphony he regularly conducts Family, Sinfonietta and Discovery concerts, and for Melbourne Symphony Ears Wide Open concerts.

Richard’s extensive operatic repertoire ranges from works of the Baroque era through the standard works of Mozart, Puccini and Verdi to 20th and 21st century Australian and international works.

He has held several important posts including Dean of the West Australian Conservatorium of Music and has received numerous accolades including the Bernard Heinze Award, Honorary Doctorates from the Edith Cowan University of Western Australia and the ACU, the Australian Music Centre’s award for ‘Most Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian Composition by an Individual’ and the Australia Council’s Don Banks Award.


Plenary Session (Saturday) –  ‘Orff Schulwerk Today
The Complete Musician’

This plenary session for all participants will incorporate a range of learning experiences including vocal, movement and other creative activities designed to engender good music teaching and encourage quality learning.