Des Cannings

Trumpet | Tenor Horn | Trombone | Baritone Horn | Euphonium | Tuba | Ensembles

What do you teach at the Con?

Trombone, trumpet, tuba, cornet, baritone horn and tenor horn.

What genres do you teach?

All, but also on staff in the jazz program leading bands and combos.

What is it that you love about teaching music – particularly at Wollongong Conservatorium?

Seeing students be as enthusiastic about music as I am!

Please share a particular career highlight and why it’s special to you.

Recording my own big band album “Alma” with the South Coast Big Band.

What’s one piece of music that you’d recommend people listen to?

The title track on my big band’s album that I composed (if that’s not too self indulgent!), or “Puddle Jumping” by Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band.