Prof Andrew Schultz
- Phone: +61 2 9385 3871
- Email: email@example.com
- Building: Robert Webster
- Room No: 248, Level 2
Professor - Head of School
BMus (Hons), PhD Qld, MMus London
Andrew Schultz's teachers and mentors included George Crumb, David Lumsdaine and Luciano Berio and he studied at the Universities of Queensland, Pennsylvania and King's College London. Schultz has been the recipient of various awards and prizes in
Australia and overseas, including Australia Council Composer Fellowships, a Fulbright Award, a Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Award, the APRA Award for Classical Music, the Paul Lowin Award and the Schueler Award.
His music covers a broad range of chamber, orchestral and vocal works and has been performed, recorded and broadcast by leading groups and musicians internationally. Over a fifteen-year period, Schultz has been especially engaged in a series of large-scale dramatic works.
His three operas (Black River, Going Into Shadows and The Children's Bach) have been presented live and on film. Black River (1988) was awarded the Australian National Composer Opera Award and, in its film version by Kevin Lucas, the Grand-Prix, Opera Screen in Paris. Going Into Shadows (2000), commissioned by London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama with assistance from the David Cohen Foundation, was premiered in London and Australia in 2001. Both operas are to texts by his journalist sister, Julianne Schultz. The Children's Bach (2008) was commissioned by ChamberMade Opera and is based on Helen Garner's novel to a libretto by Glenn Perry.
Journey to Horseshoe Bend (to a text by Gordon Kalton Williams) is a cantata based on TGH Strehlow's work in Central Australia and had its first performance in 2003 by the Sydney Symphony, and has since been released on ABC Classics. Another large-scale work is a setting of the Song of Songs with a text by Barry Hill. Scored for 18 voices, the work was commissioned by ABC Radio and The Song Company and had its first performance at the Sydney Opera House in 2004. It was released with other of the composer's choral music on a Song Company CD in 2008. Other works for The Song Company include Ekstasis (1990), Data est lux (1997) and Wildflower (2006) - all to sacred texts.
Schultz's recent orchestral works include Once upon a time... (2006) for The Queensland Orchestra, Endling (2007) for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Ghosts of Reason (2008) for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The latter work was the Schuller Award recipient in 2008 whilst Endling and Once upon a time... have been recorded by the TSO with the Violin Concerto (Jennifer Pike soloist) for release on ABC Classics. Another recent CD release is a second volume of Schultz's Chamber Music - Suspended Preludes on the Tall Poppies label.
Recent compositions include Beach Burial (2009) for the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Orchestra and Magnificat (2009) for the Sydney Chamber Choir. Other recent works include Ash-Fire (2001) for the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale, Spoleto, Southern Ocean (1999) for the 50th Anniversary Intervarsity Choir and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (to a text by Margaret Scott), In Tempore Stellae (1998) for the Melbourne Chorale, Falling Man/Dancing Man (2005) for the Melbourne Symphony, and Quicksilver Serenade (2004), Diver's Lament (1996) and The Devil's Music (1992) for the Sydney Symphony. Current projects include a series of chamber works commissioned for an Australia Council Fellowship.
Schultz has held posts and residencies in Europe, Australia and North America including as Head of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music (London), Professor of Composition at the University of Wollongong, Visiting Artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada) and, since February 2009, Professor of Music at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Composition seminar - Years one to three, Bachelor of Music.
Barcarole, Sleepers Wake-Karalananga, Respiro/Simple Ground, 12 Variations, Tonic Continent, Suspended Preludes, Stick Dance III. Paul Dean, Tim Munrow, Dmitri Tkachenko, Bernard Lanskey, Stephen Emmerson, Steve Reeves, Griffith Trio. Suspended Preludes Chamber Music of Andrew Schultz, Vol 2. Sydney: Tall Poppies, 2008. TP171.
Barcarole. Michael Kieran Harvey, Australian Piano Miniatures. Melbourne: Red House, 1993. RED 9401.
Barren Grounds. Perihelion Ensemble, Tapestry. Brisbane: LION, 1992. 192 CD. Reissued, Sydney: Vox Australis, 1994. VAST 014–2.
Black River. Sydney Metropolitan Opera, The Seymour Group. Sydney: Music Arts Dance Films, 1997. MADCD 0001.
Collide. Duo Contemporain, Tubemakers. Globe Records. Utrecht: 1998. GLO 5176.
The Devil’s Music. Sydney Symphony Orchestra (cond. Yakov Kreizberg). Australian Music: classic/amp, Sydney, 2008. Online ABC music website: http://www.abc.net.au/classic/australianmusic/presented/
Duo Variations, Attack. Patricia Pollett, Colin Spiers,Viola Power. Sydney: Tall Poppies, 1997. TPO98.
Endling, Once upon a time…, Violin Concerto. Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills (conductor), Jennifer Pike (violin). Orchestral Music of Andrew Schultz. Sydney : ABC Classics, in press.
Etudes Espace. Calvin Bowman. Gothic Toccata - Australian Music for Organ. Melba Records, Melbourne, 2007. PD70001.
Ekstasis. The Song Company, The Laughter of Mermaids - Australian Vocal Works. Sydney: Vox Australis, 1994. VAST016-2.
Garotte. Queensland Symphony Orchestra (cond. Robert Boughen), Tropic of Capricorn. Sydney: AMC, 1988. OZM 1002.
Journey to Horseshoe Bend. Sydney Symphony Orchestra (cond. David Porcelijn). Sydney: ABC Classics, 2004. ABC 476 2266.
"Mephisto", Stick Dance 2, Sea-Change, and Dead Songs. Perihelion and Margaret Schindler, Chamber Music of Andrew Schultz. Sydney: Tall Poppies, 1995. TPO65.
The Meaning of Water. Seven Harp Ensemble (director, Alice Giles). Sydney: Tall Poppies: 2010. TP204
Respiro/Simple Ground. Christine Draeger, Kathryn Lambert. Streeton’s Noon. Sydney: 2000. CDCD1.
Silk Canons. The Seymour Group, House Songs Canberra: Anthology of Australian Music on Disc: Series IV, 1999. CSM31.
Sleepers Wake/Karalananga. Antony Grey. ABC Classics, Sydney: in press.
Song of Songs, Wild Flower, Ekstasis. The Song Company, directed by Roland Peelman. Andrew Schultz – Song of Songs. Sydney: Song Works, 2008.
Southern Ocean. 50th Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival, Hobart 1999. Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, cond. David Porcelijn. AIVCFCD00200.
Stick Dance. Floyd Williams, David Montgomery, Stephen Emmerson, Dream Tracks. Melbourne: Move Records, 1996. MD3192.
Stick Dance III. Peter Handsworth, Fintan Murphy, Tamara Smolyer. Bridges – Music by Australian, Korean and Romanian Composers. Move Records, Melbourne, 2003. Move MD 3281.
Stille Nacht. Australian Youth Orchestra (cond. Graham Abbott), Christmas Under Capricorn. Sydney: 1992. Tall Poppies. TPO16.
Twelve Variations for Piano Four Hands. Bernard Lanskey, Stephen Emmerson, The Inner Line. Sydney: Tall Poppies, 2001. TP154.
Twelve Variations for Piano Four Hands. (CD and DVD) Fusion Piano Duo, Tahu Matheson and Lana Higeon. Bangalow Three, Live in Concert. Metaxas: Melbourne, 2006. 4073000123.
Willow Bend. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (cond. Ron Spigelman), Dream Children - Orchestral Lullabies. Sydney: ABC Classics, 1995. 8145422; Dream Angels, Rising Star Records, US, RS0270.
Winter Ground. Claire Edwardes, vibraphone. Coil - Australian Percussion Music. Sydney: Tall Poppies, 2007. TP193.
“’The minor fall, the major lift’ - music, power and the composer’s ‘black art’.” Griffith Review, Vol 31: in press.
Sonatina for solo clarinet (1982), B-bouncing for three clarinets (1985), After Figaro for e flat clarinet (1988), Study After Septet for bass clarinet (1987), Everlasting Arms for clarinet and piano (1994), As for bass clarinet (2004). Melbourne: Reed Music, in press. [Sheet music – all under separate covers]
“Master Mariner - Dead at Sea for viola and piano.” Viola Fifth Grade Book. Melbourne: Australian Music Examinations Board, in press.
"Creativity and Crisis: Some thoughts on self-management." Resonate, October 2009.
Six Miniatures – wind trio ISMNM720072760. From Fire Country – solo bass clarinet ISMNM720072777. But God cannot be known – SATB choir, ISMNM720072852 and 720072814 (divisi parts). Sleepers Wake-Karalananga – solo piano ISMNM720072784. Master Mariner – Lost at Sea – oboe and piano ISMNM720072791. Master Mariner – Dead at Sea – viola and piano ISMNM720072807. Attack – solo viola ISMNM720072821. Christmas Song – horn and piano ISMNM720072845. Wollongong Wirripang, 2007. [Sheet music – all under separate covers]
“I am black.” in Voices of Australia – CD and book. Wollongong: Wirripang, 2007. Also as ISMN: M720072 66 1 [sheet music].
“Trauma Classical – FallingMan/Dancing Man.” Stress Points – Newsletter for the Australian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Summer 2006, pp. 13–14.
“Sibelius Cycle – Sydney Symphony Orchestra/Ashkenazy.” Interval Features (4) and Preconcert Talks. ABC-FM. November 2004.
“Journey to Horseshoe Bend – a cantata?” Traditions in the Midst of Change: Communities, cultures and the Strehlow legacy in Central Australia. Proceedings of the Strehlow Conference Alice Springs 18–20 September 2002. Strehlow Research Centre, Alice Springs, 2004.
“The collaborative process.” Going Into Shadows. The Making of an Opera: Articles and Analysis. Ed. George Odam. London: GSMD, 2001. 9-10.
“Bellissimo Berio.” The Bulletin, April 25, 2000, 98.
"Barcarole." Australian Piano Music. Ed Sally Mays. Vol. 4. Sydney: Currency Press, 2000.
“Berio, Luciano,” “Bussotti, Sylvano,” “Dallapiccola, Luigi,” “Maderna, Bruno,” “Music Festivals,” “Music Institutions.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Ed. Giacinto Moliterno. New York: Routledge, 1999.
“Creative Compromise - Experienced composers and librettists reflect on working relationships.” Sounds Australian, Vol 15 No 49(1997), 12.
Editor and co-author. Biographical Directory of Australian Composers. Sydney: Australian Music Centre, 1996. 245 pp.
“Purity?” Sounds Australian, No 46 (Winter 1995), 24-25. also in, The Alberta New Music & Arts Review, Vol1/11 No 2/3 (Summer 1997-99), 67.
"A World Apart." 24 Hours, June 1994.
Music is a Gentle Hammer. Australian Compositions for Improvisers: An Australian Perspective. Ed. Jeff Pressing. Melbourne: LaTrobe Uni Press, 1994.
"There Has to be a Reason - Composition as Text Analysis." Proceedings of New Music Australia Conference. Sydney: Australian Music Centre, in press; and SCARP, No 21 (1992).
"Aria for Edward John Eyre by David Lumsdaine." [analytical annotation] David Lumsdaine - The Seymour Group. Sydney: Vox Australis, 1993. VAST011-2.
"Chair's Report[s]." Sounds Australian Update, No 86 (June 1995);Sounds Australian Update, No 77 (June 1994); Sounds Australian Update, No 63 (June 1993).
Music Criticism in Australia. Guest Co-editor. Sounds Australian, No 34 (Spring 1992).
"The Gap - Criticism, Authenticity and the Phoney New." Sounds Australian, No 34 (Spring 1992).
Barcarole. Australian Piano Miniatures. Vol. 3. Melbourne: Red House, 1992.
"Identity and Memory: Temporality and the Music of David Lumsdaine." Studies in Music, 25 (1991).
Appropriation -Tradition - Borrowing - Theft. Guest Editor. Sounds Australian, No 30 (Winter 1991).
“Hit List.” Sounds Australian, No 35 (Spring 1992).
"Hocket for GDS." Sound and Reason – Gordon Spearritt Festschrift. Ed. Warren Bebbington. Brisbane: University of Queensland, 1992.
"Other Places, Whose Music? Some Introductory Comments on Appropriation and Tradition." Sounds Australian, No 30 (Winter 1991).
"Writing for Performance by Children." The Composer Speaks. Ed. G. Skinner. Sydney: Australian Music Centre, 1991.
"The Specialisation Dilemma." Sounds Australian, No 21 (Summer 1989).
"Bakery Hill Rising - Vincent Plush," "Elegy - Carl Vine," "Hydra - Gerard Brophy," "Impulses - Roger Smalley," "Pat-a-cake - Martin Wesley-Smith," "Pezzo Dramatico - Don Banks," and "Snark-Hunting - Martin Wesley-Smith." Anthology of Australian Music on Disc, Handbook. Ed. M. Noone. Canberra: Canberra School of Music, 1989.
"Forget the Philistines - What About the Critics?" Sounds Australian, No 20 (Summer 1988).
"Monteverdi." Composers on Composers. Sydney: ABC Radio National, 1988.
Sequenze I-VII by Luciano Berio: Compositional Idea and Musical Action (Part I); Original Compositions (Part Two). Doctor of Philosophy Diss. University of Queensland, 1987.
Aspects of Style Change in the Music of Krzysztof Penderecki. Bachelor of Music Honours Diss. University of Queensland, 1981.
Music Reviews. Australian Journal of Music Education, No 29 (1981).
Research Paper, University of Queensland, 1980: Brisbane Orchestras, 1920 - 47.
(Full list of AMC published compositions: http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/search?type=work&sort=alphaTitleSort&wfc=Andrew+Schultz)
FILM/MUSIC FOR FILM
Black River (one act opera); 1993, Lucas Produkzions, Sydney in co-production with BBC Television and Swedish Television directed by Kevin Lucas; funded by the Australian Film Finance Corporation with assistance from Film Australia, Film Victoria and the Australia Council. Festival screenings include: Melbourne, Paris, London, Montreal. TV screenings include SBS-TV, 1994 & 1995; and BBC-2 TV, 1995. Finalist for Filmscore of the Year Australasian Performing Right Association Music Awards, Sydney 1994.
Cantata Journey (26 min documentary on Journey to Horseshoe Bend), 2006, directed by Hart Cohen; ABC-TV, 2006; TV screenings include ABC, 2006 and 2009. Festival screenings include Adelaide.
Cenotaph (56 min documentary); 1993, Notion Picture Company, Sydney directed by Chris Tuckfield; funded by the Australian Film Finance Corporation with assistance from Dept of Veteran's Affairs. Screened ABC-TV, 1993.
Australia Council for the Arts:
2009–10 Fellowship, Music Board
2004 Composer Project Fellowship, Music Board
1990 Composer Fellowship, Performing Arts Board
1983 Composer Fellowship – International, Music Board
1982 Composer Fellowship, Music Board.
AWARDS and PRIZES
Paul Lowin Trust Song Cycle Prize (for To the evening star), Perpetual Trustees, Sydney, 2009.
Schueler Composition Award (for Ghosts of Reason - Symphony No 2), Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, 2007.
Highly Commended, Pratt Prize for Opera and Music Theatre (for Going Into Shadows), Melbourne 2002.
Contemporary Classical Composition of the Year (for The Devil's Music, Contrafactum II) Australasian Performing Right Association Music Awards, Sydney, 1994
Grand Prix Opera Screen, International Music Centre (for Black River), Opera Bastille, Paris, 1993
Highly Commended, Paul Lowin Awards (for Dead Songs), Sydney 1991
National Critics Awards, for performance of Black River, Sounds Australian, 1990
State Critics Awards, for performance of Stick Dance, Sounds Australian, 1989
Australian National Composer Opera Award, Australian Music Centre, Sydney, 1988
Hilda Margaret Watts Prize, King's College London, 1986
Albert H Maggs Memorial Composition Award, University of Melbourne, 1986
Scholarship (to United Kingdom), Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, 1985-86
Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award, Australian-American Education Foundation, 1983
Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award, University of Queensland, 1982-85
University of Queensland Medal at Graduation for Outstanding Merit, 1982
Dalley-Scarlett Memorial Scholarship, Brisbane, 1981
Qld Uni undergrad. prizes: J. Albert and Son Prizes, 1978 and 1981, Geoffrey Moynihan Prize, 1980, Percy Brier Memorial Prize, 1979, 1980, 1981.
Arnold Prize (Dux), St Peter's College, Brisbane, 1977
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