About Derek Williams

Biography - Education
Introduction | Career Highlights | Career Narrative | Curriculum Vitae

Education and Qualifications

PhD:

Music Composition, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2011)

BMus:

Bachelor of Music, Auckland University (1973) New Zealand
First. All music subject passes with Distinction Winner Hollinrake Memorial Prize and Senior Scholarship for best student

DipTeach:

Diploma in Teaching, NSW Dept of Education & Training (1996) Australia

DipTchg:

Diploma in Teaching, New Zealand Education Department (1981) New Zealand

Teacher's Diploma:

Auckland Secondary Teachers College (1978) New Zealand

FTCL:

Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London (1979)

LMusTCL:

Licentiate (Composition) Trinity College of Music London (1978)

High school education:

Rosmini College, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Teaching Experience

2007-present The University of Edinburgh [Old College, South Bridge EH8 9YL]
– part time lecturer and tutor

  • Orchestration and Composition to MMus and 3rd year BMus students
  • Tinderbox Orchestra Workshop on Sibelius and Orchestration

1986-2006 NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & TRAINING [GPO Box 33, Sydney 2001, Australia]
– Music & Computing Studies teacher

1989-2006 NSW BOARD OF STUDIES [117 Clarence Street, Sydney 2000 Australia]
– HSC Music examiner & Computing Studies advisor

  • Conducting live music performance examinations for the Higher School Certificate examinations
  • Examiner for Composition & Computing Studies examination candidates for the Higher School Certificate

1995-2006 SYDNEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE [Balmain Rd, Lilyfield 2004, Australia]
– Steinberg Training Centre lecturer (part time) authorised trainer

  • Designing and delivering a range of courses in Music Technology with favourable evaluations received from the vast majority of participating students

1984 PROGENI SYSTEMS LTD/POLYCORP (on secondment)
– computer programmer of educational software for New Zealand schools

1979-1985 NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
– Music, English and Computer Awareness teacher

1979 WAIARIKI TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
- lecturer in Theory of Music (part time)

1974-1978 NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC LIMITED [wound up 1978]
– founder / director / teacher

1973-1974 AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
– lecturer & examiner (part time) – Harmony & Aural Training

 

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