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Andrea Keller Meagher

Lecturer In Music (Jazz & Improv - Piano)
Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music
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Mrs

Andrea Keller Meagher

 
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Mrs

Andrea Keller Meagher

 

Andrea Keller – Australian pianist and composer.

Dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary jazz and improvised music, Keller has created a considerable body of work, which includes devising and leading projects such as Still Night: Music in Poetry, Transients, Five Below, Masters & Apprentices, The Composers Circle, The Komeda Project, The Company of Pianos, From Ether, Three Lanes, The Andrea Keller Quartet/Quintet, The Wayne Shorter Project, and The Bartok Project.

The diversity of Keller’s approach has seen her collaborate as performer, composer and arranger with Australian large ensembles such as; the Black Arm Band, the Australian Art Orchestra, Ten Part Invention, Mike Nock’s BigSmallBand, the Bennetts Lane Big Band, & the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective, jazz musicians including; Sandy Evans, Mike Nock, Barney McAll, Bernie McGann, Allan Browne, contemporary classical musicians and ensembles such as; Genevieve Lacey, the Song Company, Ensemble Offspring, Flinders Quartet, James Crabb, Marshall McGuire, Zephyr Quartet, Trio Solstice, Claire Edwardes and Seraphim Trio, plus Internationals including; John Surman (UK), Silke Eberhard (GER), Ronan Guilfoyle (IRE), and Nicole Lizee (CAN).

Lauded for her music, Keller has received three ARIA Awards, five Australian Jazz Bell Awards, two Art Music Awards, an APRA Professional Development Award, the Merlyn Myer Composing Women’s Commission, and fellowships from the MCA/Freedman Foundation and the Australia Council. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Improvisation (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts (2001) and a Master of Arts (Research) from Queensland University of Technology (2011). www.andreakellerpiano.com.au

Projects

Fellowships & Grants:
* 2016 Australia Council for the Arts: Arts Projects for individuals & groups: For creative development, promotion and world premier of ‘Still Night: Music in Poetry’.
* 2016 Creative Victoria: VicArts Grants: For composition of ‘Still Night: Music in Poetry’.
* 2014-2016 Honorary Fellow of the VCA and MCM.
* 2014 Australia Council for the Arts: Presentation and Promotion: For performances by the Komeda Project.
* 2012 Arts Victoria: Arts Development - Creation: For the composition of ‘Meditations on Light’.
* 2010 Australia Council Fellowship (2010-2012).
* 2009 QUT Masters Scholarship.
* 2008 Arts Victoria: Arts Development - Creation: For the composition of music for the Andrea Keller Quartet ‘Collaborations Project’ National tour (as recorded on ‘Galumphing ‘Round the Nation’).
* 2008 Australia Council for the Arts: Presentation and Promotion: For a national tour by the Andrea Keller Quartet with guests.
* 2007 Australia Council for the Arts: Presentation and Promotion: For the recording, manufacture etc of ‘Little Claps’ by the Andrea Keller Quartet.
* 2006 Arts Victoria: Arts Development - Creation: For the composition of music for ‘Little Claps’ and the Andrea Keller Quartet’s International tour.
* 2005 Arts Victoria: International Program: For performance by the Bartok Project at the 2005 Australian International Music Market, Brisbane.
* 2003 Australia Council for the Arts: New Work: For the composition of music dedicated to Jann Rutherford (as recorded on ‘Angels & Rascals’).
* 2001 Awarded the inaugural MCA/Freedman Foundation Jazz Fellowship.
* 2001 Australia Council for the Arts: Presentation and Promotion: For completing the recording, manufacture etc of ‘Thirteen Sketches’ by the Andrea Keller Quintet.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Andrea Keller Meagher.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Australian Jazz Bell Awards

2017

Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission 2017

Merlyn Myer Fund

2017

Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz

APRA/AMC

2017

Professional Development Award: Jazz

APRA/AMCOS

2017

'Consider This' wins Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album

Australian Jazz Bell Awards

2014

'Wave Rider' wins Best Australian Modern Jazz Album

Australian Jazz Bell Awards

2012

The Andrea Keller Quartet wins Australian Jazz Ensemble of the Year

Australian Jazz Bell Awards

2012

Art Music Award for Jazz Work of the Year 'Affectations'

APRA/AMC

2010

two-year fellowship

Australia Council for the Arts

2008

'Footprints' wins Best Jazz Album

ARIA

2008

'Little Claps' wins Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album

Australian Jazz Bell Awards

2003

'Mikrokosmos' wins Best Jazz Album

ARIA

2003

'Mikrokosmos' wins Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album

Australian Jazz Bell Awards

2002

'Thirteen Sketches' wins Best Jazz Album

ARIA

2001

Jazz Fellowship

Freedman Foundation/MCA

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Lecturer In Music (Jazz & Improv - Piano)

Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music

Yamaha Artist

Yamaha Music

Represented Artist

Australian Music Centre

Composer Member

APRA/AMCOS

Education

Education


Master of Arts (Research)

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Music Performance Honours

Victorian College of the Arts

Bachelor of Music Performance (Improvisation)

Victorian College of the Arts

Links

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