OSCAR SMITH, B.Mus Composition (in progress)
Oscar began learning piano at age 5. Just before high school he moved to St Andrew's cathedral school and received a scholarship to sing in the cathedral choir. After achieving an A in AMEB 6th grade piano, he was given the offer to learn organ in the cathedral. He took quickly to it, and in a few years he became the second recipient of the Michael Deasey Organ Scholarship. Continuing his organ studies, he passed 8th grade ABRSM in organ.
Oscar now studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in his second year of a B.Mus (Composition) degree. Besides his passion in writing music, he also has a passion for teaching. He has been teaching different age level of students since he was still in High School. He received A.Dip.SCSM (TCH) in Keyboard Teaching through the St Cecilia School of Music last year. Oscar also enjoys playing jazz, and has performed a couple of time at the Manly Jazz Festival. Oscar is currently working with the New Music Ensemble 'Spiral’.
"I like to ensure a deep understanding of music, my students know how and why they’re playing what they’re playing; it’s extremely helpful in developing versatile musicians." -Oscar Smith-