A/PROF DON IMMEL

A/PROF DON IMMEL

Positions

  • Music (Trombone)

Overview

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  • Don Immel Trombonist, Teacher, Composer, Performance Coach Head of Brass and Orchestral Studies University of Melbourne Conservatory of Music An internationally recognised classical and jazz musician and teacher, Don Immel appears frequently in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. In 2012, he joined the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as Head of Orchestral Studies and Brass. Don Immel was tenured Associate Professor of Music at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1999 to 2006. Immel became Solo/Principal Trombonist of the Danish Philharmonic orchestra in 2006, a position he held until 2012. Following significant critical acclaim for his debut solo CD, Long Way Home, Immel's second album, Together Alone, was release in 2014. The recording features Immel's compositions performed by top U.S., Brazilian and Danish musicians such as James Genus, Cyro Baptista, Romero Lubambo, Nikolaj Benson, Nick Moroch, Gene Lake, DJ Logic, Jason Miles and Søs Fenger. In addition to his jazz-influenced releases, Don can be heard on a number of collaborative classical-based projects, and has also recorded for dozens of Hollywood movie and television soundtracks.   

Publications

Perfomances

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • $21,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, Australian Government 2015 Principal Investigator to take 8 MCM undergraduate/honours students to Hong Kong for Global Mobility program educational and engagement experience $25,000 Global Atelier Grant, Arts Victoria/MCM 2014 Principal Investigator to take 10 MCM students to Denmark and Germany for educational and engagement outcomes $11,900 Hanson Bequest Strategic Initiatives Fund 2014 Principal Co-Investigator (with Joel Brennan and Ken Murray) commissioning and recording a set of new works for ensemble Three $3,111 Faculty of the VCA and MCM Faculty Small Grant Scheme 2014 Principal Co-Investigator for performance-as- research projects with ensemble Three leading to the development of new repertoire and performances in Beijing and Hong Kong $2,367 Faculty of the VCA and MCM Faculty Small Grant Scheme 2014 Principal Co-Investigator for a performance-as- research project with ensemble Three leading to the development of new repertoire and performances in Chengdu, China $15,000 Master Teacher Grant, Arts Victoria Grant:  Christian Lindberg 2012 Principal Investigator for educational engagement. Christian led the University Orchestra in a concert program in Hamer Hall and taught several brass masterclasses for MCM and public $13,360 Master Teacher Grant, Arts Victoria Grant:  Don Greene PhD (1) 2013 Principal Investigator for educational project with research outcomes. Don Greene UM residency engaging with over 480 VCA and MCM students, regional secondary school teachers and public on peak performance topi cs $20,458 Master Teacher Grant, Arts Victoria Grant:  Don Greene PhD (2) 2014 Principal Investigator towards repeat engagement of peak performance expert $23,144 Collier Charitable Fund (via The University Of Melbourne) 2012 Principal Co-Investigator (with Joel Brennan) to purchase new instruments for the brass perfo   

Awards

Education and training

  • MM, Rice University 1996
  • BMus Ed, Central Washington University 1991
  • BA Mus, Central Washington University 1991

Awards and honors

  • VCA - MCM 2015 Teaching Award, 2015
  • Co-investigator for a grant to fund the purchase of new specialised musical instruments for use by the Conservatorium's brass program. Awarded $23,144, Collier Charitable Fund, 2012
  • Co-investigator for a grant to fund "Three: Engaging Victoria's Communities with Meaningful Sound." Awarded total requested amount of $16,381.00, Regional Training and Engagement Fund (RTEF), 2012
  • Co-investigator for a grant to fund "Three: Engaging Victoria's Communities with Meaningful Sound." Awarded $5,000 for commissions of music.., Cultural & Community Relations Fund, 2012

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Y