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


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


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


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.


  • 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


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