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Professor Frank Millward - Producer - Composer - Consultant

His work explores the intersection between Music, Fine Art and Performance, and how technology is impacting on creative practices. Focus is given to the way technology is transforming interactive innovative forms of performance, and how an interdisciplinary approach can lead to new knowledge in cultural and community engagement.

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.

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 and Head of the School of Creative Arts University of Newcastle (2014-17) Professor in the School of Fine Art KINGSTON UNIVERSITY (2011-2013) Principal Lecturer, Course Director of Art, Performance & Digital Media, School of Fine Art (2003-2011) Duties: Leadership roles in Teaching and Learning, Research and Community engagement, teaching and postgraduate supervision of PhD and MA students - areas of specialism: Digital Media, writing, developing strategic design and implementation of 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, Common Practice and 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

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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