Academic journal article Australian Journal of Music Education

Order of Australia Medal for Andrew Ford

Academic journal article Australian Journal of Music Education

Order of Australia Medal for Andrew Ford

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Andrew Ford was a recipient of the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division in The Queen's Birthday 2016 Honours List for service to music composition, and as an author and radio broadcaster Service includes:

* Presenter, 'The Music Show', ABC Radio National, since 1995.

* Written and presented five series 'Illegal Harmonies', 1997, 'Dots on the Landscape', 2001,

* 'Music and Fashiori, 2005,'The Sound of Pictures', 2007-2010.

* Composer of a wide range of music including for stage, orchestra, choral, voice, instrumental, chamber and young performers.

* Composer in Residence, Australian Chamber Orchestra, 19921994.

* Music Board Fellowship, Australia Council for the Arts, 2004-2006.

* Peggy Glanville-Hicks Fellow, 1998-2000.

* Composed first Symphony for, Australian National Academy of Music, 2008 and Resident Composer, 2009.

* 'Headlong', commissioned for 75th Anniversary Season, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 2007. 'Rembrandt's Wife', - the opera, commissioned and premiered for the Victorian Opera, 2009.

* Lecturer, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, 19831995. Member, Advisory Council, The Music Trust, since 2013.

Author of a range of publications including:

* 'Earth Dances: music in search of the primitive', 2015. …

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