|Brass, Composition, French horn, Piano, Theory|
|PhD, BA(Mus), GradDip(Mus)|
|Introducing Graeme Wright Denniss, PhD, BA(Music), Grad Dip (Music). Dr Graeme Wright Denniss brings over 30 years experience to all his teaching areas of Piano, French Horn, Composition and Theory.
Piano: Won a Piano prize in each of his 4 undergraduate years at Queensland Conservatorium.
Student of the Year 1977, Double Majors Piano and French Horn.
Semi-finalist at Dom Polski Piano Competition, Adelaide Festival 1975
Accompanied James Galway for the Queensland Flute Guild.
Worked as accompanist for Janet Delpratt's students 1975-7.
Currently teaches over 40 students, all levels and styles, at Cannon Hill Anglican College, where he also runs Piano Club, a social and performing group, each week.
Teaches on 6 ft 2 Bluthner Grand at his purpose designed music studio in Birkdale.
Students have been successful in all levels of AMEB exams, Year 12 Music Extension and Eisteddfods
French Horn: Performance history: Principal Third Horn in the Melbourne Symphony 1981-95.
Member of Buzz Brass Quartet 2003-7 (Musica Viva in Schools)
Member of Melbourne Brass Ensemble 1984-7 (Musica Viva Countrywide, and ABCFM live broadcasts and recordings)
Commercial work: toured with Elton John, Frank Sinatra, John Farnham
Played in films: Man from Snowy River, Phar Lapp.
Member of Queensland Symphony Orchestra 5th Horn 1978-81
Member of Queensland Youth Symphony, all positions 1974-77
Taught at: Queensland Conservatorium, Somerville House, Melbourne University, Institute of Education, Methodist Ladies College, St Pauls School, Brisbane Grammar, St Stephens, currently at Cannon Hill Anglican College and home studio.
Students have been successful in all levels of AMEB and Tertiary exams, Eisteddfods, Scholarships, auditions for youth orchestras and professional positions.
Composition: Available for regular lessons or consultations, and commissions.
Currently teaches Composition at Sheldon and Cannon Hill Anglican Colleges.
Solo compositions are included in the AMEB French Horn and Bass Clarinet Syllabuses, ANZCA Piano Duet syllabus.
Awarded PhD in Composition at University of Queensland 2004
Received Australia Council grant 2002, piece performed by Topology in Brisbane Powerhouse
Commission for Churchie Orchestra performed in Westminster Abbey in presence of the Queen for Australia Week 2000.
Won Dorian le Gallienne award 1987, work recorded by ABC
Works performed and/or recorded by Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Queensland Philharmonic and Youth Orchestras.
Recent Premiere performances include 2 movements of Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra and Songs of the Ming Dynasty, performed at the 4MBS Festival.
Theory: Grade 3 and above, small classes or individual tuition and consultations available. Emphasis on Harmony and Melody Writing from composer's viewpoint.