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Alan Lourens

Professor Alan Lourens

Head of School/Professor
Academic Staff (Music)

Contact details
Address
Academic Staff (Music)
The University of Western Australia (M413)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1031
Fax
+61 8 6488 1076
Email
alan.lourens@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BEd WACAE, MMus DMus Indiana
Biography
Dr. Alan Lourens is Head of the School of Music at the University of Western Australia, where he directs the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble, as well as teaching conducting, pedagogy and courses in music education. Previously, Dr. Lourens has held Professorial positions in Singapore, Dubai and Australia at leading arts institutions. Dr. Lourens appears as a guest conductor for orchestras and bands throughout Asia, Australia and the US, and regularly performs internationally on Euphonium. He is also active in the Brass Band movement in Australia, both as a conductor and soloist.

On Euphonium, he regularly appears as an international soloist, and has recorded and toured with ensembles including the Philharmonia à Vent, the Australian Wind Orchestra and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, under such conductors as Frederick Fennell, Harry Begian, Vernon Handley, Paul Daniels, Ray E. Cramer and Simone Young.

Dr. Lourens holds a Doctorate in Conducting and Masters degree in Euphonium Performance from Indiana University, where he studied conducting with Ray E. Cramer and Euphonium with Daniel Perantoni, M. Dee Stewart and Harvey G. Phillips. He received a coveted Performers Certificate for the quality of his Masters recital.

His undergraduate degree is in Music Education from the Western Australian College of Advanced Education. In that state, Dr. Lourens taught high school music for 5 years where he directed award-winning ensembles, before being appointed as the Conducting Support Teacher for the state of Western Australia.

Dr. Lourens has many articles and music publications to his credit, including analysis contributions to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series of books, recent contributions to the MBM Times, and the Journal of the California Music Educators. In 2010, he co-authored several books on the planning, policy and development of Universities.
Key research
Wind Ensemble Conducting and Repertoire
Brass Band Conducting and Repertoire
Instrumental Pedagogy
University Arts Administration
Publications
Bryant, Steven arr Alan Lourens Ecstatic Fanfare for Brass Band (2015), Gorilla Salad Productions, USA.

Lourens, Alan Brahms Symphony No. 2, WA Symphony Orchestra, Perth Concert Hall (2015)

Lourens, Alan Kallinikov Symphony No. 1, WA Symphony Orchestra, Perth Concert Hall (2015)

Lourens, Alan Concerto for Euphonium (2014), Cimarron Music, Salem CT, USA

Lourens, Alan Relationship Building between UWA and WASO, Conference on Collaboration between Cultural and Arts Institutions. IAS, University Club, Perth, Western Australia

Grieg, Edvard Nordraak’s Funeral March, arranged from Tuba/Euphonium ensemble by Alan Lourens (2014), Cimarron Music, Salem CT, USA

Grovelez, Gabriel Petite Litanies de Jesus arranged for Tuba/Euphonium ensemble by Alan Lourens (2014), Cimarron Music, Salem CT, USA

Lourens, Alan Elgar Cello Concerto, Pre-Concert Talk, WA Symphony Orchestra, Perth Concert Hall (2014)

Lourens, Alan Music: Food for the Soul? Public Lecture, UWA Albany Campus, 2014

Lourens, Alan Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto, Pre-Concert Talk, WA Symphony Orchestra, Perth Concert Hall (2013)

Life with Brass Recording (2014) (Alan Lourens, Conductor). RASWA Brass. Release December 2014.

Egan, Ted, We Are the ANZACS Recording (2014) (Alan Lourens, Conductor). RASWA Brass. Commercial Release 2014.

“Conducting World-Class Ensembles” Conducting Seminar lead by Dr. Robert Childs and Dr. Alan Lourens (2013)

Hope, Cat Platinum Fox Recording (2013) (Alan Lourens, Euphonium). On Lumunosity: Musical Treasures from UWA

Lourens, Alan, Audible Music-like Repertoire, California Music Educators Association Magazine, Volume 65, No. 2 (Allen Petrinka, ed), Tujunga, California, USA, February, 2012. ISSN 1099-6710

Berry, Richard, Robert Ely and Alan Lourens, Universities: Curriculum Development, TPG Publishing, Singapore. ISBN: 1452804001, EAN: 978-1452804002 (April, 2011)

Berry, Richard, Robert Ely and Alan Lourens, Universities: Policies, Procedures, Planning, TPG Publishing, Singapore. ISBN 1451526598. EAN: 9781451526592.

Lourens, Alan Canonfire for Concert Band 
World Premier May 2010 at California State University, Northridge. Lawrence F. Stoffel, Conductor

Lourens, Alan, Line over Matter: Steve Rouse’s Rocket
Lourens, Alan, Frank Ticheli’s San Antonio Dances
MBM News, Issue # 6, (Robert Margolis, ed), New York, July 2011

Lourens, Alan, Transformations on an Idea: Instinctive Travels by Michael Markowski
Lourens, Alan, Traveling a Colourful Road: Soulström by Jodie Blackshaw
Lourens, Alan, Never Mind the Teaching Points: Is it Any Good? Metro by Gregory B. Rudgers 
MBM News, Issue # 5, (Robert Margolis, ed), New York, December, 2009

Lourens, Alan, A Model for a Global Network of Art Institutions, Paper presented at Multiple & Network: World Forum for Higher Professional Art Education, Taipei National University of the Arts. October, 2007

Lourens, Alan, Punchinello, (Chapter) Teaching Music through Performing Marches, Carl Chevallard, et al, GIA Publications, January, 2003, ISBN: 1-57999-261-7

Lourens, Alan, Elegy, (Chapter) Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Vol. III. Blocher, Corporon, et al, GIA Publications, January, 2001, 1-57999-092-4

Lourens, Alan, Sandy Bay March,
Lourens, Alan, Fantasy on Sakura, Sakura,
Lourens, Alan, Symphony No 1 “Lord of the Rings”, (Chapters) 
Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Vol. II. Blocher, Corporon, et al, et Al, GIA Publications, 1998 ISBN: 1-57999-028-2

Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Head of the School of Music
Coordinator of Brass
Memberships
Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Honours and awards
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, 1996
Honorary Member, Kappa Kappa Psi
Member, Pi Kappa Lambda
Previous positions
Lecturer in Music / Head of the Department of Classical Music, WA Academy of Performing Arts
Vice-President (Academic), Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Teaching
Communication Studies in Music
Conducting
Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy
Euphonium & Tuba Performance
Music in the Community
Introduction to Music Education
Current external positions
Musical Director, RASWA Brass
New and noteworthy
ABC National Broadcasts:
2002 - University Wind Orchestra
2001 - Euphonium Solo Performance
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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