This week the College has hosted Professor Rob McWilliams as an artist and clinician in residence.  Professor McWilliams, or Doctor Rob, as the students called him worked with musicians across the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools providing wonderful learning experiences for students and Music staff.

He was Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh from 1996 where he also served as Head of Music from 2011 to 2014.  He has taught, conducted and presented at major music conferences in Japan, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Europe, China, all states of Australia.  In early 2015 he relocated to Brisbane, Australia where he is currently working for Yamaha Music Australia as their Education Outreach Clinician.  It is through his work with Yamaha Music Australia that enabled him to work the College’s musicians.

Dr Rob shared his wealth of knowledge and skills with our band and orchestra students, and I know that they learnt a great deal from Dr Rob and are inspired to continue their music making.

Stephen King
Head of Visual and Performing Arts