Musical Director of NZYSW 2019

NZCBA welcomes DR KEVIN CAMERON as Musical Director of NZYSW for 2019

Kevin Cameron is an Australian music educator and conductor.  He is Music Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium Wind Symphony at the University of Melbourne and Director of Bands and Orchestras at Geelong Grammar School.

Dr Cameron has studied conducting with some of the world’s finest teachers, including the Italian maestro Gian Luigi Gelmetti and the legendary conducting mentor Gustav Meier.  Dr Cameron has appeared with the Sydney, Tasmanian, West Australian, and Darwin Symphony Orchestras, the State Orchestra of Victoria, the Auckland Philharmonia, the National Orchestra of Ukraine, and many youth and community orchestras across Australia.  In 1994, he was the inaugural winner of the ABC’s Young Conductor of the Year competition, and has subsequently held numerous professional conducting posts, including Principal Conductor of the Band of the South Australia Police, Assistant Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, ABC Conductor-in-Residence, and Music Director positions at Murdoch University, Newcastle University Choir, and the University of Newcastle Symphony Orchestra.

Dr Cameron works as a guest conductor and clinician throughout Australia.  Dr Cameron has also served as President of the South Australian Band Association and the National Band Council of Australia and he has officiated as an adjudicator at eisteddfodau and important music competitions in all Australian states and territories.  He is currently President of the Victorian Bands’ League.