Author: Owen Clarke

Conductor, adjudicator and music educator.

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It is a pleasure to welcome you to this website. Here you will view information, images, video and more about my conducting, clinics and education related enterprises. I’ll also keep you up to date with new announcements and projects…the most recent of which was;

WICKED – Earlier this year I conducted a season of Wicked with the Cairns Choral Society in the first ever production at the new theatre in Cairns, Australia, CPAC. This was an amazing production with a professional approach and standard. An exciting project to be part of. A highlight from mid-year was guest conducting the Rockhampton Symphony Orchestra in a concert with the magnificent professional Brass Quintet, Best of Brass. We premiered new music as well as played some old favourites. I am looking forward to July 2020 when I return to my role as Artistc Director of the Rhapsody Rotorua Youth Music Festival held in New Zealand.

As my biography page will show, I am a skilled, experienced and dedicated conductor and educator with a surprisingly varied background. Whether conducting National Anthems at Gallipoli on ANZAC Day or inspiring young musicians at SHEP (State Honours Ensemble Programme) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, I am committed to the fulfillment and excellence of any project I am involved in.

Enjoy viewing my pages and media gallery, and please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to utilise my skills. To make personal contact or see my work, below is a selected schedule of my recent and upcoming projects.

  • 2020
  • July – RHAPSODY ROTORUA – International Youth Music Festival (Artistic Director)
  • March – Symphony in a Day (Conductor) – Cairns
  • 2019
  • September – Far North Queensland Band Concert (Conductor)
  • July – RHAPSODY ROTORUA – International Youth Music Festival (Artistic Director)
  • June – Cairns Eisteddfod (Choral Conductor)
  • June – Rockhampton Symphony Orchestra (Guest Conductor)
  • January/February – WICKED – Cairns Choral Society production. (Musical Director)
  • 2018
  • November – Conductor/Clinician – St Andrews College Cairns Community Music Day
  • August – Cairns Brass (Guest Conductor) – Brass Sweat and Tears.
  • July – RHAPSODY ROTORUA – International Youth Music Festival (Artistic Director)
  • June – Cairns Brass (Guest Conductor) – Atherton Community concert.
  • 2017
  • December – Counsel in Concert (Orchestra and Choir), (Conductor) Wellington, NZ
  • October – State Honours Ensemble Programme (SHEP),  (Conductor) Brisbane