Michael H Dixon
Born in New Zealand in 1961 he learnt piano with his grandmother, horn and composition with his father.
Composition is a significant part of Michael's musical life, having written for a variety of ensembles along with songs and percussion works. A considerable number of compositions include intervals from the harmonic series, extended just intonation. His music is published by Wirripang Pty Ltd (www.australiancomposers.com.
Michael has held full-time playing positions with a number of Australian orchestras including that of Principal Horn in the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra. He is now a regular with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (playing natural horn) and Opera Australia Orchestra with frequent appearances in various orchestras in Sydney. Chamber music credits include his ensemble LOCANA and Omega Ensemble.
Teaching is an important part of Michael's work with schools in Sydney including Inaburra School for which he has written a program for the primary school band, Play with Ease. In 2011 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong after having previously been awarded an MPhil in composition from the University of Queensland and MMus in Musicology from Griffith University.
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