Dr Christine Logan

Senior Lecturer
Doctor of Musical Arts (Univ. of Cincinnati); MMus Hons (Syd) BMus (Hons) Syd., DSCM (Teaching and Performing) Syd Con.; LMusA., LTCL
School of the Arts & Media

Contact

+61 2 9385 4873
+61 2 9385 6812
Room 104, Level 1, Robert Webster
Kensington Campus

Consultation

Thursday 1-2pm and other times by email appointment
Fields: Music, Music Performance
Tags: The performing arts (incl. music, theatre and danc

Research

Dr Christine Logan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media.

Research interests
: Piano, two-piano and chamber music performance and scholarship.  

Currrent  research  projects:
1) Recent Australian piano music, post--2000;

2) Interpretation and analysis of keyboard repertoire of late eighteenth century and early twentieth century in light of musicological research.
Expertise is in keyboard performance, piano pedagogy, repertoire and interpretation of music from 18th – 20th century.

Main Publications and research achievements:

  • Logan, C. and Adam, J. The Piano Music of Frank Martin - ABC Classics CD, 2005 (476 2601 - CD-2)
  • Logan, C.J. Some Aspects of Australian Piano Music since 1945. DMA Diss, U Cincinnati. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988 UMI Order no: 8822830
  • Logan, C., Smith, R. "Messiaen’s Visions de L’Amen: issues in performance practice informed by the composer’s role as piano, organ and orchestral colorist," in Oliver Messiaen: The Centenary Papers, ed. Judith Crispin, Cambridge: Scholar Press, 2010, 158-179. ISBN 1-4438:2498-4.
  • Has also published on aspects of Australian music repertoire and interpretation, the music of Gabriel Faure, Frank Martin and Olivier Messiaen.
  • Research Supervision:  Supervised completed PhD theses on Australian music, Music for Piano Left Hand Alone, Piano Pedagogy. Currently supervising a PhD project on Chopin and the notion of tradition in Performance.

Contributions

  • Head of School, UNSW School of Music and Music Education (2003-2007)
  • Artistic Chair of the 9th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Sydney, July 2009
  • Member of Advisory Board, Australian Music Foundation, London
  • Member of National Committee for Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference Association
  • Keyboard Advisor, Australian Music Examinations Board, NSW
  • Contributor to the Revised New Grove Dictionary or Music and Musicians

Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Logan CJ; Smith R, 2010, 'Messiaen's 'Visions de L'Amen: issues in performance practice informed by the composer's role as piano, organ and orchestral colorist', in Crispin J (ed.), Olivier Messiaen: The Centenary Papers, edn. Original, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, UK, pp. 158 - 179, http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Olivier-Messiaen--The-Centenary-Papers1-4438-2498-4.htm
    • Logan CJ, 2007, 'Colin Bright and the Psyche of Place', in Richards F (ed.), The Soundscapes of Australia: Music, Place and Spirituality, edn. 1, Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, pp. 35 - 50

    Conference Papers

    • Logan CJ, 2013, 'Lively Interpretation Through Application of Musical Scholarship: Reflections on Beethoven¿s Sonata Op. 13.', in Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Australasian Piano Pedagogy Association Conference, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, pp. 1 - 17, presented at 10th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, 04 - 08 July 2011, http://www.appca.com.au/2011proceedings.php
    • Logan CJ, 2012, 'Integrating E-Learning into Thai Music Education', in Integrating E-Learning into Thai Music Education, pp. 1 - 11, 01 January 2012, http://www.hiceducation.org/EDU2012.pdf%20%20ISSN%201541-5880
    • Logan CJ, 2011, 'Insights from Music Scholarship', in Insights from Music Scholarship, 01 January 2011, http://smtasingapore.com/UserFiles/File/5th%20SIPPS/Christine-Logan-Insights-from-Music-Scholarship.pdf
    • Logan CJ, 2008, 'Refiguring Roles in Interpretation: Case Study - Gabriel Fauré`s Impromptu no. 5, Op 102', in Focus on Excellence. Questions and Answers, Focus on Excellence. Questions and Answers. 8th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Focus on Excellence. Questions and Answers. 8th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 02 - 06 July 2007
    • Logan CJ, 2007, '`In the balance`: the Tertiary Music Curriculum for the Future', in Music in Australian Tertiary Institutions: Issues the 21st Century, the 2007 National Conference of NACTMUS, Music in Australian Tertiary Institutions: Issues the 21st Century, the 2007 National Conference of NACTMUS, Griffith University, Qld, presented at Music in Australian Tertiary Institutions: Issues the 21st Century, the 2007 National Conference of NACTMUS, Griffith University, Qld, 29 June - 01 July 2007
    • Logan CJ, 2006, 'Thinking Orchestrally ¿ Frank Martin¿s Etudes for Two Pianos', in 7th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, 7th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at 7th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 12 - 16 July 2005
    • Logan CJ, 2003, 'Faure`s Ballade op. 19', in 6th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, 6th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, presented at 6th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 01 - 05 July 2003
    • Logan CJ, 2001, 'Interpreting Faure`s Piano Music: The evidence of piano rolls played by the composer', in Peter Roennfeldt (ed.), 5th Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference, 5th Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Brisbane, Qld, pp. 46 - 54, presented at 5th Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Brisbane, Qld, 30 June - 02 July 2001

    Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

    • Logan CJ, (ed.), 2010, 'Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference ISBN no. 978-0-646-55411-2', "Expanding Musical Thinking",, The King’s School, North Parramatta Sydney, July 13-17, 2009, presented at "Expanding Musical Thinking",, The King’s School, North Parramatta Sydney, July 13-17, 2009, 13 - 17 July 2009, http://www.appca.com.au/2009proceedings.php

    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)

    • Logan CJ, 2105, Professional Development Workshop for Teachers Series 17 Piano Grade books, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney, Professional Development Workshop for Teachers Series 17 Piano Grade books, Publication: Workshop (Lecture recital) for Australian Music Examinations Board, 31 Jan, 2015., issn:14458349
    • Logan CJ, 2016, Chopin Society Christmas Concert, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Chopin Society Christmas Concert, Publication: Chopin Society Christmas Concert, http://ewpl.com.au/chopin-society-christmas-concert/
    • Logan CJ, 2016, Roger Covell 85th birthday celebration and symposium, UNSW, Sydney, Roger Covell 85th birthday celebration and symposium, Publication: Roger Covell 85th Birthday Celebration and Symposium, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/roger-covells-85th-celebration-and-symposium-/
    • Logan CJ, 2015, Kawai International Piano Masterclass Festival - solo recital by Christine Logan, Pymble Ladies' College, Sydney, Kawai International Piano Masterclass Festival - solo recital by Christine Logan, Publication: Kawai International Piano Masterclass Festival, solo piano recital, https://www.facebook.com/events/486099264768714/
    • Logan CJ, 2014, Chopin's Fundraiser, Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Chopin's Fundraiser, Publication: Chopin's Fundraiser, http://friendsofchopin.org.au/events/events_fundraising_concert.php

    Theses / Dissertations

    • Logan CJ, 1988, Some aspects of Australian Piano Music since 1950, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, USA, University of Cincinnati, http://proquest/

    Conference Presentations

    • Logan CJ, 2015, 'Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference. Melbourne July, 2015 - Lecture recital by Christine Logan, "The solo Ballade in Late Nineteenth Century France"', presented at Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference -Lecture Recital by Christine Logan, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Melbourne, 08 - 08 July 2015, http://appca.com.au/pdf/APPC2015-program.pdf

    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

    • Logan CJ; Adam J, 2005, The Complete Piano Music of Frank Martin, Video

Teaching

Teaches across the UG and PG music program in performance and in the one session options in orchestration, analysis, twentieth century music history, medival and renaissance music, eighteenth century music studies, analytic techniques and special programs in performance at postgraduate level. Coaches chamber music for Undergraduate ensembles. Has supervised a wide range of research projects - most recently completed PhD theses on Piano Music in Transcription for the Left Hand, Australian music studies - on Margaret Sutherland, and compostional process in Nigel Butterley's string quartet music; the piano pedagogical work of both Carl Czerny, and Master Research thesis on Franz Liszt pedagogical works. Recent Hons projects on compositional techniques in the orchestral music of Brenton Broadstock, aspects of instrumental teaching in the studio setting for beginner pianists and clarinetists, Piano concerti of M.Ravel. Projects in progress include PhD supervision on the notion of tradition in playing Chopin and honours projects in music interpretation and performance issues.

Professional contribution

Artistic Chair of the 9th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Sydney, July 2009
Member of Advisory Board, Australian Music Foundation, London
Member of National Committe for Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference
Keyboard Advisor, AMEB, NSW
Member of Examinations Committee, AMEB, NSW