Luke Dollman

Associate Professor Luke Dollman

Associate Professor

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.


Associate Professor Luke Dollman has extensive experience conducting leading orchestras and opera houses throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. He has performed at prestigious international venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Sydney Opera House. At the Elder Conservatorium of Music he leads the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra and Elder Music Lab, and has a keen interest in promoting new music. He is active as a teacher of conducting, leading the Elder Con's new Masters program, and gives regular masterclasses around Australia and overseas.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2023 Senior Lecturer in Conducting Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide
    2018 - ongoing Deputy Director Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2020 Lecturer in Conducting Elder Conservatorium of Music
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2001 - 2004 Sibelius Academy Finland M.Mus (Conducting)
    1992 - 1995 University of Adelaide Australia B.Mus (Hons)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    1988 Licentiate diploma in violin performance Trinity College London United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

Title:Fine Tuning: A Reconciliation of Indigenous and Western Musical Traditions

Funding scheme: FND000210: ARC - Discovery Indigenous

Description:Focusing on central Australian song lines, the project strengthens our knowledge, understanding and application of the intricate tuning systems that underpin traditional Indigenous musical practices. Employing a unique methodology that combines Indigenous and contemporary Western musical performance practices with cutting-edge digital technologies, the project will show how the highly nuanced and sophisticated tunings at the heart of Indigenous music-making can be preserved when transposed to contemporary Western art music contexts. In so doing, the case is made for a more genuine, equitable dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous music-makers, to the mutual benefit of musicians, audiences, and society at large.

Funder name:Australian Research Council

Funder reference:IN230100005

Investigators:Crismani D; Corn A; Dollman L; Rotumah G

Amount:  $1,032,900

 

Title: Creating resources for Music Therapists to use when engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and clients
Funding scheme: FND001510: Arts and Health Alliance - Collaborative Research Grant Scheme
Description: While music therapy is a well-established form of psychological support and intervention, used across a range of contexts, (refs), challenges clearly exist for music therapists when engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples, particularly given the dearth of materials available to support this endeavour. there have been recent concerns about the cultural safety of music therapy practices, including in relation to both the processes and the actual music used during sessions. In Australia, this is particularly true in terms of the application of music therapy to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples. As such, tThis project seeks aims to: - Understand the attitudes towards, and experiences of, music therapists when working with ATSI Australians, across a range of health settings including tertiary health contexts - Provide a set of recommendations about cultural safety and best practice when conducting music therapy sessions with ATSI patients - develop a songbook and other supporting resources for use by music therapists when engaging with First Nation PeoplesATSI peoples, something that is sorely lacking at the present time.
Funder name: Arts in Health Alliance
Investigators:Rotumah G; Dollman L

Amount: $30,000

 

Title: Online collaboration between the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore

Funder Name (Organisation): Federal Department of Arts (Category 2 Grant)

Amount: $33,950 

Associate Professor Luke Dollman leads the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Conservatorium's new music ensemble, Elder Music Lab. He lectures in music history and delivers an undergraduate elective in conducting. At the present time he has 8 students majoring in conducting at Postgraduate or Honours level and supervises 9 HDR students.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Principal Supervisor Experimenting with Romantic Era Expressive Techniques in Violin Works by Richard Strauss Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Isabelle Laura Watson
    2023 Principal Supervisor Tradition and trends in piano recital programming: An investigation of the piano recital in South Australia from 1945 to 2020 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yundi Yuan
    2023 Principal Supervisor Conductor Gestalt: A Comparative Study of Conductor Qualities, Skills and Knowledge Across Ensemble Types and Levels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Evan Alan Patton
    2023 Principal Supervisor A performance-based conceptualization of late 19th to early 20th century piano works of French composers on historic and modern instruments Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Haowei Yang
    2022 Co-Supervisor An exploration of psychological wellbeing in professional musicians Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Mrs Nicola Joy Baker
    2022 Principal Supervisor The Double Bass as a solo Instrument: A contribution to the double bass Repertory Synthesising Extended Techniques Into Newly Comssioned Works Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Isaac Said
    2022 Co-Supervisor Towards a Canon of Australian Symphonic Wind Band Music. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Bryan Wayne Griffiths
    2022 Principal Supervisor Performing the Cello Works of Friedrich Kiel in Context and Practice: a portfolio of premiere recordings and exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Edith Salzmann
    2022 Co-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
    2019 Principal Supervisor Physiology of Condotery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Tully Brookes
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2021 Co-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
    2020 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Horn Ensembles in Australia: A History, Catalogue of National Repertoire, and Recommendations Towards Sustainable Communities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Emma Gregan
    2018 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Re-orchestration Case Studies for Wind Orchestra: Portfolio of Compositions, Transcriptions and Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Martin Timothy Cheney
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor The Oboe Sings: Translating bel canto Song for the Oboe Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Charles Henry Klein
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Beyond The Stage - Creative Arts Symposium - State Library of South Australia -
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Adjudicator for Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concerto Competition Advice Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, National University of Singapore Singapore
    2019 - 2020 Peer Reviewer for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Peer Review Adelaide Symphony Orchestra -
    2013 - ongoing AMEB Examiner Advice AMEB -
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83135860
  • Email: luke.dollman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Schulz, floor Ninth Floor
  • Room: 912
  • Org Unit: Elder Conservatorium of Music

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