Greg is a senior lecturer in music, in the College of Arts and Education, and co-chair of the Bachelor of Music. He specialises in musicology and music pedagogy and curriculum. Greg began tertiary music lecturing at Melba Conservatorium in the early 2000s and has been an academic at VU since 2008.

Greg is a practising musician, with over 25 years of professional experience across a range of music and arts industry contexts. 

Greg is a passionate teacher, with over 25 years' experience in secondary and tertiary music education. Greg’s PhD explored the backgrounds and experiences of students in tertiary music education settings

Greg has a strong interest in internationalising tertiary music education. He has worked over the last ten years on a variety of short-term mobility projects in China, India and Indonesia to foster intercultural awareness for music students through music and creative-based arts projects.

Areas of expertise

  • Musicology
  • Tertiary music education
  • Internationalising tertiary education
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Creative arts based projects

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 2368

Research grants

  • External (Commonwealth) funding, from 2011 – 2020, totalling $350,000 for global citizenship in tertiary education projects
  • Internal VU funding to support student mentor projects totalling $120,000

Publications

Just Breathe: The use of Positive Education in Music Education. Teacher Learning Network Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, Spring 2013.

Creative Partnerships in Music Education. National Australian Collaborative Education Network Resources. April 2010.

Don’t Hang the DJ: A Vignette on Music Mentoring. Australian Collaborative Education Network Resources. August 2009.

 

Conference presentations

From Application to Graduation: Studying Tertiary Music in a Community/Industry Context. VU Learning and Teaching Symposium, Melbourne, September 2016.

Creative Arts study in China: a Mobility Perspective. Victorian Mobility Symposium, Melbourne, May 2015. Putting the Policy into Practice: the Art of Partnership. Enriching Partnerships: A Spotlight on Teaching, Learning and Research. Global Graduates Conference, Shenyang China, July 2013.

Observations of the use of Positive Education Techniques in a Tertiary Unit of Music Study. International Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Barcelona, June 2012.

Redefining Institution and Community: The Formation of Creative Communities through Creative Arts. Invited Panel Presentation. Creative Communities, Brisbane, July 2010.

Kindred Spirits: Improvising a Collective Music Identity. Creative Communities, Brisbane, July 2010. Creative Partnerships in Music Education. National Australian Collaborative Education Network Conference, Perth, April 2010.

The Art of Improvisation: Music Education in the Workplace and Community. (Symposium) New Innovations in Learning in the Workplace, Melbourne, June 2009.

Industry experience

Greg has been a musician, composer and creative arts curator for over 25 years. A member of several original bands, he has performed nationally and internationally at several arts and music festivals and countless live gigs regionally and interstate. As a founding member of a Melbourne creative arts group, the Middleman Collective, Greg organised several large music and arts events, including the MUMU Music Festival in Northern Victoria.

Greg has curated several exhibitions of local and internationally renowned artists in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and India. He organised and curated community arts events (including ‘Playlist’ 2018 Arts Exhibition) as well as several masterclass/performances by national and international artists