Professor Charles Bodman Rae

Elder Professor of Music

Elder Conservatorium of Music

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2001 - ongoing Sir Thomas Elder Professor of Music Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide
    1997 - 2001 Dean/Director of Studies Royal Northern College of Music
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Distinction Higher Doctorate of Music The University of Leeds United Kingdom
    2013 Award Lutoslawski Centenary Medal Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Poland
    2005 Award Classical Music Award Australasian Performing Rights Association Australia
    2005 Award Lutoslawski Medal Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Poland
    1999 Fellowship Honorary Fellow of Leeds College of Music Leeds College of Music United Kingdom
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    German Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Polish Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    The University of Cambridge United Kingdom BA(Hons)
    The University of Cambridge United Kingdom MA
    Royal College of Music United Kingdom ARCM (Piano Performance)
    The University of Leeds United Kingdom PhD
    The University of Adelaide Australia DMus
    The University of Leeds United Kingdom DMus
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1981 - 1983 Visiting Composer (postgraduate scholar) Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw Poland
    1977 - 1978 Bachelor of Music (MusB) Composition Section The University of Cambridge United Kingdom
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor The Temporal into the Eternal: the compositional system of Nikolai Obukhov Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Courtney Jayde Miller
    2022 Principal Supervisor The sound beyond the noise: a performance-based exploration and contextualisation of the expressive content of Aleksandr Mosolov's piano works Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Simon Pazos Quintana
    2022 Principal Supervisor The Construction of an Australian Wind Band Canon Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Bryan Wayne Griffiths
    2021 Co-Supervisor The Art of Dissonance: The Dissonance Line and Plagal Harmonic Structures in contrapuntal composition. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Kai Gerbi
    2021 Principal Supervisor Classical music for the modern child: a compositional endeavour Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Lauren Angelique McCormick
    2021 Co-Supervisor Implied Polyphony in Improvised Jazz: an exploration and expansion of the improvisational practice of single-line jazz instrumentalists, based on approaches to voice-leading Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr William Vinson
    2021 Principal Supervisor A Polystylistic Exploration of Music Collage Techniques: a Creative Portfolio of Compositions and Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Aaron Pelle
    2021 Principal Supervisor A performative investigation into Count Mateusz Wielhorski's contribution to Imperial Russian musical life via contemporaneous works, dedicated compositions and the expansion and innovation of violoncello writing. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Frederick Rann
    2021 Principal Supervisor From Piano to Orchestra: a creative exploration of the challenges in moving between these different sound worlds. A Portfolio of compositions and exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Giuseppe Chindamo
    2021 Principal Supervisor Piano-Based Exploration of Odd-Subdivision Ostinato Concepts and their Application to Jazz Improvisation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Edward William Heddle
    2021 Principal Supervisor Pas de Deux with Seven Strings: re-imagining the seven-string guitar in contemporary duo formats. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Llewelyn David Bevan
    2021 Principal Supervisor Artistic Flexibility with Two Traditions of Pianism: fusing the methods of Matthay and Leschetizky applied to the Chopin Etudes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ruiting Ting Yun
    2021 Co-Supervisor The Concerto Concept: a Creative Exploration of Conflict, Co-operation and Virtuosity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Connor Roderick Fogarty
    2021 Principal Supervisor The performance of left-hand bass playing with independence at the Hammond Organ. A practice-based investigation into the methods employed by Larry Golding and Brian Charette Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Adam Lutley
    2020 Principal Supervisor Silver Sounds from a Velvet Hand: A Performance-Based Investigation of the Impact of Pleyel and Graf Instruments on Chopin's Compositional Process Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dylan Thomas Henderson
    2017 Principal Supervisor Breaking Ranks Exploratory Composition and the Pipe Organ. A Creative Portfolio of Works and Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Sebastian Patrick Collen
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2022 Principal Supervisor A Creative Exploration of Techniques Employed in Pop/Rock Drum Patterns (1965-1992): A dissertation with supporting audio and video recordings Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Enrico Morena
    2021 - 2022 Principal Supervisor The Four Domains: New Creative Processes for Intersections Between Jazz Composition and Performance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ross McHenry
    2020 - 2022 Principal Supervisor A New Tonality: Synthetic chords and transpositional paths in piano sonatas 1, 2 and 5 by Nikolai A. Roslavets Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Courtney Jayde Miller
    2019 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Animateurs in Action: Developing Creative Musical Strategies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Samantha Kate Raftery
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Bringing Unheard Orchestral Works to Life: Testing the Digital Orchestra Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Stanhope
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The Paganini Caprices, Their Techniques and Performance Problems: a Study on Twelve Caprices With Supporting Video and Audio Recordings Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Madeline Leah Melrose
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor ‘An Anatomy of Betrayal’: metaphor, method and meaning in the opera Taverner by Peter Maxwell Davies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Simon John Lord
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Infinite Lattice: a Compositional Exploration of Symmetrical Modes, Modes of Limited Transposition and Other Musical Parameters Generated by Low Prime Numbers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dylan Joshua Crismani
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor A Creative Application of Traditionalist Aesthetics to the Art of Musical Composition Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Thomas Jack Devereux
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The Piano as Kolokola, Glocken and Cloches: performing and extending the European traditions of bell-inspired piano music. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Konstantin Shamray
    2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Revisiting Irish Ceol Traditions: Composing for Secondary School Strings Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Miss Samantha Kate Raftery
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor 'Variations on a Theme' as a Means of Musical Storytelling: Portfolio of Compositions and Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr David John Lang
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Performing Brahms: Rediscovering expressive devices in the Sonatas for violin and piano Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Alison Maree Heike
    2015 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The First Four Piano Sonatas by Nikolai Myaskovsky: Performing in Context Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Dr Konstantin Shamray
    2015 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Orchestration in the 21st Century: Portfolio of Compositions and Exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr David Stanhope
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Revisiting George Enescu's 1921 Bucharest Recital Series: a performance-based investigation with recordings and exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Elizabeth Layton
    2014 - 2019 Principal Supervisor International Best Practice in the Teaching of Lyric Diction to Conservatorium-Level Singers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Penelope Cashman
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Percussion Performance: Challenges of the Medium, Technique and Repertoire Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Ryszard Pusz
    2014 - 2020 Co-Supervisor A Creative Exploration of the Compositional Concept of Developing Variation: Portfolio of Compositions and Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Daniel John Schricker
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Symphonies of Ross Edwards: Genesis and Analysis of Symphonies 1-5 (1991-2005) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Virginia Lakeman
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Creative exploration of eclecticism applied to bowed string instruments with special emphasis on cellos: Portfolio of original compositions and exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Stephan Robert Richter
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Memorization Techniques for Selected Piano Works between 1911 and 1953: Case Studies through Recorded Performances and Exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Macarena Alejandra Zambrano Godoy
    2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Applying the Linear Concept of contemporary drumming: a portfolio of recorded performances and exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Holly Ellen Thomas
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Singing a New Story: A Composer's Exploration of Textual Synthesis through Composition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ian Gregory Andrew
    2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Unlocking the Pedagogical Potential of Alfred Uhl's 48 Etuden Fuer Klarinette: a portfolio of recorded performances and exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peter Handsworth
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Declarative Computer Music Programming: using Prolog to generate rule-based musical counterpoints Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert Pawel Wolf
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Sir Andrzej Panufnik: Migration and Music Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Blake Parham
    2011 - 2018 Principal Supervisor A Creative Exploration of Organic Growth Principles: Portfolio of Musical Compositions and Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicholas James Denison
    2010 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Orchestral Education Programmes: A Study of Australian and British Models Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Emily Kate Dollman
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor A New Modular Approach to the Composition of Film Music Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bartlomiej Walus
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Orchestral Conductor Training: An Evaluative Survey of Current International Practice at the Tertiary Level Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Luke William Dollman
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Exploration of Selected Extended Clarinet Techniques: A Portfolio of Recorded Performances and Exegesis Master of Music Master Full Time Mrs Amanda Kate Home
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The debut recording of Leopold Kozeluch's 50 Solo Keyboard sonatas: portfolio of recorded performances and exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kemp Theodore English
    2009 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Sound and Style: a compositional exploration of appropriated source material (Portfolio of Original Compositions and Exegesis) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Paul-Antoni Bonetti
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Berio's Sequenza in Performance and Context: A Contribution to the Australian Bassoon Repertory Synthesizing Extended Techniques into Newly Commissioned Works Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mark Gaydon
    2009 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Agustin Barrios Mangore: A Study in the Articulation of Cultural Identity Master of Music Master Full Time Mr Anthony McKenna Ward
    2009 - 2012 Co-Supervisor A Performer's Perspective on the Evolution and Realisation of Extended Flute Techniques: A Portfolio of Recorded Performances and Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kathryn Moorhead
    2009 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Techniques for Expressive Nuance in Classical Guitar Performance: Portfolio of Recordings and Exegesis Master of Music Master Full Time Ms Jody Claire Fisher
    2009 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Portfolio of Original Compositions and Exegesis An Investigation of Metrical Contradiction Irregularity and Ambiguity in Music for Secondary Students and Community Purposes Master of Music Master Part Time Mrs Virginia Lakeman
    2009 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Divine Arcadian Technologies: A Cycle of Recorded Electronic Musical Works and Exegesis Master of Music Master Full Time Mr Scott Lawrence Simon
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Creating Both Text and Music for Oratorios Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Callie Wood
    2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Notated and Implied Piano Pedalling c. 1780 - 1830 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Julie Leanne Haskell
    2008 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Strategies to Enhance the Artistic Quality of Piano Recording Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Marija Bajalica
    2008 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Portfolio of Compositions and Exegesis: A Personal Interpretation of the Klezmer Tradition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Melisande Thompson
    2008 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Performing and contextualising the late piano works of Akira Miyoshi: a portfolio of recorded performances and exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Tomoe Kawabata
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor An Aural Analysis of Bel Canto: Traditions and Interpretations as Preserved through Selected Sound Recordings Master of Music Master Part Time Miss Airlie Kirkham
    2005 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Portfolio of Compositions and Exegesis: Composing for a Choral Spectrum Master of Music Master Part Time Ms Callie Wood
    2005 - 2008 Co-Supervisor The Language of Enchantment: Childhood and Fairytale in the Music of Maurice Ravel Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Emily Kilpatrick
    2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor A Hidden Treasure: Symphony No1 by Robert Hughes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Joanna Catherine Drimatis
    2005 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Best Since Barber: Contextualising The Piano Sonatas Of Robert Muczynski Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Leigh Harrold
    2005 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Portfolio of Compositions and Exegesis: Leitmotifs and their Development Master of Music Master Part Time Mr Philip Hall
    2004 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Portfolio of Original Compositions and Exegesis: A Personal Exploration of Modal Processes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Anne Cawrse
    2004 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Portfolio of Compositions and Exegesis: Conflict and Resolution - Modelling Emergent Ensemble Dynamics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Luke Harrald
    2004 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Portfolio of Original Compositions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wayne Duncan
    2003 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Casting Brass: A Portfolio of Original Compositions and Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Mark Smith
    2002 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Tristram Cary: Scenes from a Composer's Life Master of Music Master Part Time Ms Gabriella Smart
    2002 - 2010 Principal Supervisor The Choral Program of the South Australian Public Primary Schools' Festival of Music: A Study of its Effectiveness Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Helen Pietsch
    2002 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Exploring form, tonality and thematic development - a personal perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr John Polglase
    2002 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Portfolio of Original Compositions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Quentin Stuart David Grant
    2002 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Engaging Adolescents in High School Music Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Jennifer Rosevear
    2002 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Twistonality: A Personal Exploration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Diana Weekes
    2002 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Simply Divine: Feminist Aesthetics in Three Music Theatre Works of Elena Kats-Chernin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Helen Rusak
    1999 - 2004 Principal Supervisor PLACES WHERE THEY SING: ANGLICAN CHURCH MUSIC IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FROM 1836 Master of Music Master Full Time Mrs Helena Raymond Lauer
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2009 - ongoing Represented Artist, Australian Music Centre Australia
    1982 - ongoing Member The Performing Right Society United Kingdom
  • Position: Elder Professor of Music
  • Phone: 83133680
  • Email: charles.bodmanrae@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133665
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Elder Hall, floor Lower Ground
  • Org Unit: Elder Conservatorium of Music

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