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2018

January 9 (Brisbane, QLD)
Masterclass with Queensland State Youth Brass Band.

January 15-17 (Launceston, TAS)
Guest conductor and brass teacher with wind band at the Launceston Summer School.

February 23-24 (Brisbane, QLD)
Workshops with QYO Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble's low brass section.

March 30 - April 2 (Melbourne, VIC)
Adjudicator for B Grade Concert Bands at Australian National Band Championships

April 25 (Gallipoli, Turkey)
ANZAC Day services and commemorations with the Royal Australian Navy Band.

May 18 (Brisbane, QLD)
Workshop with Balmoral State High School Wind Band

May 18-19 (Sunshine Coast, QLD)
Workshops with Northern Suburbs High School Wind Bands

June 29 - July 1 (Brisbane, QLD)
Euphonium artist at the 6th Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend giving masterclasses, workshops and performances.

July 11-15 (Blenheim, New Zealand)
Guest principal euphonium with Waitakere Auckland Brass Band at the New Zealand National Band Championships

July 19 - 24 (Lieksa, Finland)
Lieksa Brass Week. Performing the world premiere of Australian composer Dr Alan Lourens's euphonium sonata 'Arcades and Alleyways' as well as giving masterclasses.

August 19 (Bundaberg, QLD)
Guest soloist with the Bundaberg Municipal Band for their annual Gala Concert as well as a workshop with the band and a masterclass.

October 12 (Brisbane, QLD)
Workshops with Pine Rivers SHS Concert Band.

October 12 (Brisbane, QLD)
Workshops with QYO Wind Symphony's low brass section.

November 16-18 (Cairns, QLD)
Guest soloist with Far Northern Brass as well as a workshop with the band and a masterclass.

2017

January 17-20 (Launceston, TAS)
Guest conductor and brass teacher with wind bands at the Launceston Summer School.

January 21 (Launceston, TAS)
Brass workshop and lessons at Barratt's Music Store.

February 26 (Gold Coast, QLD)
Guest soloist with combined Royal Australian Navy Band, Gold Coast City Wind Orchestra and Gold Coast Brass Band.

March 11 (Brisbane, QLD)
Tenor Tuba with Queensland Symphony for Strauss' 'Ein Heldenleben' at the QPAC Concert Hall.

March 18 (Brisbane, QLD)
Principal Euphonium with Queensland Wind Orchestra for their 'Postcards' concert in the Old Museum Building Concert Hall.

June 11 (Brisbane, QLD)
Principal Euphonium with Queensland Wind Orchestra for their 'Rituals' concert in the Old Museum Building Concert Hall.

June 15-20 (Japan)
First tour of Japan including solo recitals and masterclasses in Tokyo, Hamamastu, Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe as well as time spent at the Yamaha Factory and with the Japanese Self Defense Band's low brass section.

July 6-9 (Adelaide, SA)
Brass masterclass, teaching and two concerts with Marion City Band featuring the world premiere of US composer Jarrett Wheatley's 'Cu Alliadh' for euphonium and brass band.

July 22 (Brisbane, QLD)
Tenor Tuba with Queensland Symphony Orchestra for Holst's 'Planets Suite' at the QPAC Concert Hall.

October 7 (Brisbane, QLD)
Workshop with QYO Wind Symphony's low brass section.

2016

February 20 (Melbourne, VIC)
Workshop with the low brass section from Melbourne Youth Music's Wind Symphony.

April 12-14 (Bundaberg, QLD)
Guest conductor for Education Queensland combined high school's band workshop.

April 30 (Sydney, NSW)
Guest soloist for low brass charity recital featuring some of Australia's top low brass soloists.

May 30-June 4 (Knoxville TN, USA)
Featured soloist at the 2016 International Euphonium-Tuba Conference (ITEC)

July 27 (Sydney, NSW)
Soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band

October 21 (Brisbane, QLD)
Workshops and masterclass with brass players at Sheldon College.

October 31 (Brisbane, QLD)
Guest soloist with brass ensemble at Sheldon College.

November 5 (Brisbane, QLD)
Tenor Tuba with Queensland Symphony Orchestra for Resphighi's 'Pines of Rome' in the QPAC Concert Hall.

2015

Jan 1-16 (UK & Europe)
Visiting a number of countries for different musical events including time at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

March 29 (Launceston, TAS)
Guest soloist with the City of Launceston RSL Band.

April 1 (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band.

April 14-30 (Villers-Bretonneux, France)
100th Anniversary ANZAC Day services with the Royal Australian Navy Band across the western front in northern France.

May 30 (Melbourne, VIC)
Guest soloist with the Melbourne Rainbow Band. World premiere of 'Indigo Contrasts' for euphonium and band by Australian composer Chris Palamountain.

June 24 (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band.

June 28 (Geelong, VIC)
Guest soloist with Geelong West Brass Band.

July 2-5 (Burnie, TAS)
Guest soloist and conductor with the City of Burnie Brass Band.

July 8-12 (Rotorua, New Zealand)
NZ Brass Band championships with Kew Band Melbourne.

July 19-26 (Florence, Italy)
Euphonium artist at the Italian Brass Week. Solo performances, master classes and teaching.

August 5 (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band.

September 6 (Melbourne, VIC)
Guest soloist with Hawthorn Brass Band. World premiere of 'Sterling Heights' for euphonium and band by Australian composer David Robinson.

September 19 (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Workshop with Chelsea Concert Band.

October 4 (Gippsland, VIC)
Workshop, masterclass and Q&A session at Meri's Music School.

October 10-11 (Burnie, TAS)
Guest Sololist and conductor with the City of Burnie Brass Band.

October 15-17 (Launceston, TAS)
Yamah Music and Barratts Music 'Brass and Wind Expo'. Solo performance, masterclass and workshops.

December 7 (Melbourne, VIC)
Soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band.

2014

January 13-18 (Melbourne, VIC)
Conductor and brass specialist at Melbourne Youth Music's Summer School.

April 29 (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band.

May 19-24 (Bloomington IN, USA)
Featured soloist at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference (ITEC)

July 6 (Melbourne, VIC)
Soloist with Box Hill City Band.

July 9-12 (Sydney, NSW)
Performances at the Sydney International Brass Festival.

July 20 (Melbourne, VIC)
Guest soloist with the Victorian State Youth Brass Band and Northern Brass.

September 8 (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band.

September 14 (Melbourne, VIC)
Workshop and guest conductor with Victorian State Youth Brass Band.

September 16 (Wonthaggi, VIC)
Soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band.

September 20 (Melbourne, VIC)
Guest soloist with the Hawthorn Brass Band including the world premiere of 'Frantique' for euphonium and band by Australian composer Wayne Preusker.

September 27 (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Workshop with Chelsea Concert Band.

October 13-15 (Melbourne, VIC)
Recording six new Australian euphonium works with Monash University Wind Symphony.

October 17 (Melbourne, VIC)
Guest soloist  with Monash University Wind Symphony.

December 7 (Geelong, VIC)
Guest soloist with the Geelong Condert Band.