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Biography

Professor Frank Millward - Academic - Multimedia Artist - Composer - Performe

Head of the the School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia, his work explores the intersection between Fine Art, Music and Performance, and how technology is turning the arts into a fertile ground for innovative research. As an accomplished composer, multimedia artist, teacher and academic, he makes visual art and connects it with sound. His research focuses on the way technology has transformed possibilities for interactive performance, and how an interdisciplinary approach leads to new knowledge and innovation.


Academic Experience


Dr Frank Millward BA MA PhD

Formal Qualifications:
PhD in Music Composition, Queensland University (QU), 1997-2000..
M.A. in Music Composition, City University of New York (CUNY), 1981.
B.A. in Performance and Teaching, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, 1977.
Part - B. Econ., Queensland University, 1971-1972.

Performance Education:
Trumpet student of Geoff Spiller
Organ student of Robert Boughen
Piano student of Ruth Loxton
Member of the Queensland Youth Orchestra (Tpt), 1976-77, 1965.

Education:
PhD Supervisors Professor Phillip Bracanin & Professor Malcolm Gillies (QU), 1997-99.
Student of Charles Dodge (CUNY, Brooklyn College), 1980-81.
Student of Myron Fink and Ruth Anderson (CUNY, Hunter College), 1980-81.
Student of Howard Davidson (Queensland Conservatorium) 1975-77

Academic Positions Held:
Professor in the School of Fine Art (currently) KINGSTON UNIVERSITY - Principal Lecturer, Course Director of Art, Performance & Digital Media, School of Fine Art (2003-2011) Duties: Management of staff, teaching and postgraduate supervision of PhD and MA students - areas of specialism: Digital Media, writing, developing strategic design and implementation on new provision. New courses developed - Live Arts (Art, Performance and Digital Media), MA (Popular Music production), B.Mus (Popular Music) M.A./MSc in Digital Media.

Senior lecturer in composition (0.5) KINGSTON UNIVERSITY (1999-2002). Jazz and Popular Music pathway leader. Teaching: Composition, Jazz Theory, Improvisation, Jazz History and Jazz Arranging, Composing for Film and Television, Interdisciplinary Project supervision, Director of Big Band. Director of the Electro Acoustic Research Ensemble (EAR), Director of VOX vocal ensemble. Teaching Hong Kong courses, music technology and composition 2000-04.

Fulltime PhD studies – QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY - Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) (1997-1999) Australian Research Council (ARC) award co-sponsored by - A.B.C.-TV and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Folio for Orchestra Using New Technology.

Visiting Fellow to the Queensland Conservatorium, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY (1995-96). Head of Jazz. Management of staff and teaching: Composition, Improvisation, Music Theory and interdisciplinary project supervision - consulting and developing new courses in contemporary popular music, music technology and multimedia.

Lecturer in Contemporary Popular Music – Keyboard. SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY (1991-94). Teaching: keyboards, composition, synthesis, improvisation, ensemble, music theory, arranging, music technology, studio production and projects supervision. Administrative duties: curriculum development, student recruitment and audition, examiner of instrumental and vocal studios; Director of Special Events, acting Head of Music.

Thesis Supervision & Completions:
Supervisor of thesis and composition folios for students enrolled in PhD, M.A., B.Mus (Hons), and B.A.(Hons) degrees at Southern Cross University, Griffith University and Kingston University.

External Examiner:
Goldsmiths Foundation – Integrated degree in Music (2007)
Middlesex University, Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford.
External examiner (PhDs) Queensland University, Griffith University and Southern Cross University, Australia.

Validation Panel Member:
Music Academy 2000, Bologna, Italy. 2005-20
06 along with Kingston University courses mentioned above

Consultancies:
ACM - Guildford U.K. Popular Music curriculum consultant 2001 - 2004
AMEB. Popular Music curriculum consultant, 1992-2001.
EMI, Virgin and Castle Music Pub. Copyright advisor, 1988-98.

Scholarships and Prizes:
Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry), 1997-1999
The Edinburgh Festival Perrier Pick of the Fringe Award, "Brightside", 1985.
First All Children's Theatre Prize (N.Y.C.). Director M. Stein, 1981.
Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Chamber Music Prize, 1977.
Commonwealth Scholarship, 1967 and 1971.
Teaching Fellowship, 1970.


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Professional Experience

Music Assistant Australian Broadcasting Commission (A.B.C.), Brisbane. Tape editor with ABC Radio 4QR. 1972
Tour Manager Arts Council of Queensland. Queensland Theatre Company, manager of schools touring, 1973.
Assistant Accountant J.S.Watts & Co. Brisbane. 1971-72.
Recording Studio Owner/ Manager - Moore Park Records. Sydney. 1987-90
Company Director - Millward Music Pty Ltd Freelance Producer / Composer / Musician. 1986-90.

Composer Residencies U.K.
Working at tertiary institutions or arts centres as composer in residence while developing a musical work:
Albany Empire Arts Centre, Deptford, "Vulture Culture", 1985.
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, "Brightside", 1984.
E15 Acting School, "Beauty and The Beast", 1983.
Wimbledon School of Art and Design, "Slips", 1981 "Senseless", 1983.

Guest Lectures and Workshops:
Q Sound Lecture - Music and The Art Business
Academy Of Contemporary Music (ACM) (Performance Workshops)
QCM, Griffith University (Production / Recording Workshops)
University of Queensland (Composition Workshop/Seminar)
Australian Music Examination Board. Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) Consultant. Training examiners 1997 - 2003.
Master classes and lectures in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music Pedagogy, Music Teachers Assn Queensland, 1995-98
AusMusic master-class series in contemporary popular music, 1990.
Lectures and/or workshops associated with the performances of touring shows between 1980-1985: Birmingham Arts Lab, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Albany Empire Arts Centre, Deptford. E15 Acting School. Wimbledon School of Art and Design. Warwick University. Institute of Contemporary Art, London.


Industry Awards:
BAD Club Award for Best Sound Track, Australian National Gallery, 1989, Popper, 1987.
Queensland Time Club Award, The Golden Casket, ‘83, Fosters, ‘84.
A Gold U.S. Film and Television Award, Mortein television commercial and music track, 1982.

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