IAML Australia is pleased to announce Professor Peter Roennfeldt will be joining us at our 2016 conference in Brisbane as a Keynote speaker. Professor Roennfeldt’s contribution to the Queensland music eco-system makes him an ideal choice to speak on the theme Local History, Local Music.
Professor Roennfeldt will draw upon several decades of experience in researching and publishing books, articles and papers relating to Queensland’s music and highlight the importance of creativity and lateral thinking. He will also reflect on the crucial role of librarians and curated collections where a simple archival inquiry led to significent discoveries or realisations.
About Professor Peter Roennfeldt
Professor Peter Roennfeldt has lectured at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University for 30 years, including a seven-year term as Director.
His research is primarily focussed on local topics, commencing with a University of Queensland dissertation on Robert Dalley-Scarlett (1978). In recent years he has produces two books: Northern Lyrebird: The contribution to Queensland’s music by its Conservatorium (1957-2007) and Madame Mallalieu: An aspiring musician and her legacy for Queensland (2015).
Research into Queensland’s chamber music resulted in articles for the Queensland Review (2012-14), and editions of Percy Brier’s works for Wirripang (2012-15), while his study of colonial organists resulted in an OHTA News article (2016). In addition to conference papers, lectures and articles on related topics, Professor Roennfeldt has also collaborated with the State Library of Queensland’s production of 20 heritage works from the Music Queensland digital resources (2006).
For more information on the IAML Australia Local History, Local Music conference please visit our 2016 conference page.