Nigel Edwards

Head of Woodwind | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon | Saxophone | Ensembles

What do you teach at the Con?

Clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, oboe.

What genres do you teach?

Classical mainly.

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

I love to see the development of students over time. Their growing skills and interest in music. Ensembles and performances where students turn their skills to the creation of music for an audience . But most of all, I love the idea of fostering a life long love of music. Be it as a performer or listener.

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

Too many to pick one. But there have been several performances by my students and ensembles where I have been very proud that they have brought the music to life and truly engaged an audience. The aim of all art.

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

The Overture to The Magic Flute by Mozart. Performed by Rias Symphonie Orchestra, Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay conducting, Fischer-Dieskau, Stader, Haefliger, etc. singing.