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Dr James Humberstone

Dr James HumberstoneDr James Humberstone
Senior Lecturer in Music Education
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Sydney NSW

James Humberstone is Senior Lecturer and Program Leader of the Bachelor of Music (Music Education), at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney. A frequently performed composer, James’ most recent works include Odysseus : Live, a cross-genre retelling of Homer’s epic in spoken word poetry and rap for orchestra, choir, electronics and videography; and Noise Husbandry, an interactive electro-acoustic installation piece on board a submarine and destroyer at Darling Harbour’s Australian National Maritime Music.

At the Sydney Con James lectures on composition and technology in music education, educational methods, and popular music; and his traditional research outcomes have recently included a chapter in the new Oxford University Press Handbook of Technology and Music Education (2017), a paper at the Glasgow ISME conference on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solutions in Music Education (2016), and the journal article The Glitter Gang (1973–74): A Microcosm of Malcolm Williamson’s Views on Social Inclusivity and His Australian Identity, co-authored with Dr Carolyn Philpott, which was published in Musicology Australia (2016).

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