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Michael Ahearn : Associate Artist

Random Audio Sample: Amicizia : recorder solo by Michael Ahearn, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 126.

Photo of Michael Ahearn

Photo: Mark Williams

Michael Ahearn, b. October 1962.

Academic Qualifications

  • Studied at Newcastle Conservatorium with Nigel Butterley, 1981 to 1983
  • Bachelor of Music from Sydney University - studying composition with Peter Sculthorpe and Eric Gross, 1984 to 1986
  • Diploma of Education, 1987
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from University of Technology Sydney, 2000
  • Master of Health Informatics from Central Queensland University, 2007

List of Performances

  • 1981 Elegy for recorders performed by Malcolm Tattersal's group at the finalists' concert of the Don Cowell Memorial Trust Competition for Composers.
  • 1983 Autumn Music performed by the Seymour Group, conducted by Brian Howard, at concert of new composers, Old Darlington School, Sydney University.
  • 1983 Autumn Music performed by the New Audience Ensemble, conducted by Robert Smallwood, at the Victorian College of the Arts.
  • 1984 Sextet (now, Autumn Music II - revised 1987), performed by the Seymour Group conducted by Neil Flottman, at the 1984 Young Composers Concert, Old Darlington School, Sydney University.
  • 1985 Sonata (for solo guitar) performed by Philip Moran at the Belvoir St Theatre, Surry Hills.
  • 1987 Scintillation (for solo clarinet) performed by Ros Dunlop at a concert of new music for clarinet, flute, piano and electronics, Sydney.
  • 1987 Amacizia (for solo alto recorder) performed by Ian Shanahan in a concert at the Asian Composers Forum in Sendai, Japan.
  • 1988 Amacizia performed by Ian Shanahan in a concert as part of the 9th century celebrations of the University of Bologna, Italy.

Current Activity

Currently working as a programmer and web developer. Composing music when time allows - between work and family commitments - which is very rarely.

Michael Ahearn — current to May 2010