We have expanded our faculty! We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, one of Australia’s most versatile and sort-after percussionists, to SMW as our newest faculty member.
Rebecca Lloyd-Jones is a diverse musician who is passionate about percussion performance, research and education. She has worked extensively with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia, The Australian Youth Orchestra, and The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). She has also served as a full-time member of the Royal Australian Navy Band.
Her strong love for improvisation and chamber music has seen her work as a freelance musician with many groups including Synergy percussion, Clocked Out Duo, Speak Percussion and Southern Cross Soloists. She has toured and recorded for pop musicians such as internationally renowned French band, Phoenix and regularly performs at various events and festivals throughout Australia.
Rebecca moved to Brisbane in 2007 to study at the Queensland Conservatorium and in that time she has worked under the guidance of Vanessa Tomlinson and Michael Askill. She has played in Master classes and workshops for percussionists such as Kuniko Kato, Jan Williams, Sylvio Gualda and Kroumata Percussion Ensemble. In 2009 and 2015, Rebecca was part of a guest performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in USA, performing Australian Music in conjunction with Clocked Out Duo and Early Warning System percussion ensemble.
Rebecca graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts completing her Honours degree, under the tutelage of percussionist Peter Neville receiving the Desma Woolcock bursary for academic excellence and is currently part of the Higher Degree Research Department at Queensland Conservatorium completing her Masters of Music Research Degree.
Our other faculty members are Anna Zeltzer and Robert Oetomo. You can read their biographies here.