Dr Luke Gilmour

Casual Lecturer in Music Education

Dr Luke Gilmour – DMA, MEdLead, GradDipEd, BMus

Dr Luke Gilmour is Director of Music at Cranbrook School where he oversees curricular and co-curricular music programs across Pre School to Year 12. Prior to his appointment at Cranbrook in 2015 he was Director of Bands at Newington College. In 2013 he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His dissertation was titled, “Job satisfaction of freelance school conductors in NSW’. As a graduate of Symphony Australia’s Conductor Development Program, he has worked with the Adelaide Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Melbourne Symphony and the Sydney Sinfonia. Luke is also a recent State President of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association.

As an educator, Luke [...]

Dr Luke Gilmour – DMA, MEdLead, GradDipEd, BMus

Dr Luke Gilmour is Director of Music at Cranbrook School where he oversees curricular and co-curricular music programs across Pre School to Year 12. Prior to his appointment at Cranbrook in 2015 he was Director of Bands at Newington College. In 2013 he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His dissertation was titled, “Job satisfaction of freelance school conductors in NSW’. As a graduate of Symphony Australia’s Conductor Development Program, he has worked with the Adelaide Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Melbourne Symphony and the Sydney Sinfonia. Luke is also a recent State President of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association.

As an educator, Luke has developed a reputation for building strong and vibrant instrumental programs through previous engagement with Clovelly Public School, Rose Bay Secondary College, Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and the DEC Arts Unit. He has worked in the tertiary sector as Associate Conductor of the Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony and Guest Conductor of the Conservatorium Orchestra and Modern Music Ensemble. In addition, Luke has been engaged as a guest lecturer in Ensemble Pedagogy at the Australian Catholic University and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As a conference presenter, Luke has been invited to present at ASME’s bi-annual conference as well as the Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference.

Luke is an advocate of new music and has guest conducted the Sydney Camerata in World Premieres of music by Andrew Howes and George Palmer. Luke also conducted the Australian Premiere of John Mackey’s Redline Tango (Orch) and co-founded the dynamic Compass Saxophone Quartet who have released three critically acclaimed albums – Abrazo Tango, Ode to an Auto Rickshaw and Oneirology.

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Areas of Study

Music Education

Location

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music