Tutors in Residence
Phil Ryan from Brisbane
After graduating with a BA in Music performance from the Victorian College of the Arts, Phil began his career as an orchestral trumpeter, first with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and later as Principal Trumpet with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra. The quality and versatility of his playing was amply demonstrated during his six years as Lead Trumpet and arranger with the popular brass quintet, Brass Razoo, where he extended his playing toward jazz and commercial styles of music. He has continued his interest in brass chamber playing through his brass quartet, Buzz which tours nationally for Musica Viva and the Queensland Arts Council. In recent years, Phil has played for national productions of shows such as Hello Dolly, Westside Story, The Secret Garden, Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof and Miss Saigon. Phil currently shares his experiences and skills with students at the Queensland Conservatorium and at the University of Queensland, where he teaches trumpet and directs the brass ensemble.
Bob Schultz from Brisbane
Bob Schultz is one of Australia’s leading trumpet artists. He has appeared nationally and internationally in concerts with groups and artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Vallie, The Black Sorrows, The Saints, Tom Burlinson and Jimmy Barnes. His festival appearances include: The Falls Festival, Bellingen Global Music Carnival, Woodford Folk Festival, QMF, Sydney Salsa Congress, Broadbeach Jazz Festival, Magnetic Island and Noosa Jazz Festival. Bob is a member of Brisbane-based group Chukala and BoB Brass Quintet (QCGU Ensemble in Residence). At home in all styles of music, Bob’s diverse career encompasses jazz, Latin, classical, popular and mixed repertoire. Bob is a Vincent Bach Artist.