Dr Robert Davidson
Dr Robert Davidson
26 April 2013

A University of Queensland composer, performer and lecturer is a guest speaker in a line-up of artists and educators at a creative futures symposium on Saturday 27 April.

Dr Robert Davidson will provide insight into the future of arts careers through seminars, group work and panel discussions hosted by Brisbane Girls Grammar.

Brisbane Girls Grammar Creative Arts Director Lorraine Thornquist said the symposium was an opportunity for educators across Queensland to learn from successful professionals in the creative world.

“Students can be scared of pursuing a career in the arts because that path is often unclear,” Mrs Thornquist said.

“With this event we hope to equip educators so they can provide practical advice for their students in crafting a strong career.”

Dr Davidson is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder and artistic director of Topology, ensemble-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

He was included on the Dean’s list of outstanding PhDs in 2003 after completing a composition PhD at UQ.

Dr Davidson’s compositions are regularly performed, recorded and broadcast around the world and many professional orchestras, leading soloists and ensembles have commissioned and performed his works.

Tickets are still available and more information can be found online.

Media: Brisbane Girls Grammar Communications and Events Manager Teva Smith, 0416812417, 3332 1448 or tsmith@bggs.qld.edu.au. UQ Corporate Relations Manager Carolyn Varley, c.varley@uq.edu.au or 3365 1120.