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Dr Sean Foran

Program Chair
Brisbane
There’s a deep sense of creative innovation at SAE – lecturers work with students to realise their ideas and help them understand how to thrive in the industry. I love sharing my experience and inspiring young creatives to be bold with the work they create.

Bio

Award-winning pianist, composer and researcher Dr Sean Foran, is an internationally acclaimed musician with extensive work spanning the spectrum of jazz, improvised and contemporary classical music. His work is highly melodic, and manages to draw stylistic influences together in a vibrant manner utilizing acoustic and electronic textures.

He has received the prestigious Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayors Emerging Artist Fellowship, the APRA Professional Development Award, the AMC/APRA Art Music Award, and is a 7-time QLD Music award winner. He has studied at the prestigious Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada and privately in Australia, Canada, Norway, Sweden, France & the UK with leading musicians including John Taylor and Baptiste Trotignon. A member of the acclaimed trios TRICHOTOMY & BERARDI/FORAN/KARLEN he has collaborated with the QLD Symphony Orchestra, Expressions Dance company, QLD Theatre, plus a wide variety of contemporary and classical musicians around the world. His recorded output features on labels in the UK, Europe and Japan and his touring experience includes the UK, China, Japan, Europe, Canada, South America and throughout Australia/New Zealand.

He is co-director of the specialist publishing company Prepared Sounds an associate artist of the Australian Music Centre, an AVID certified Sibelius trainer, Board Member of the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and Jazz Councillor for Music Australia.

Qualifications

Sean Foran has completed the following qualifications:
Doctor of Musical Arts (Composition) Griffith University
Master of Arts with Distinction (Jazz Performance) Leeds College of Music
Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration QUT
Bachelor of Music Griffith University

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