Performer / Conductor / Adjudicator: John Kellaway
Dip.Mus.Ed (Ncle); B.Mus.Ed (Ncle); A.Mus.A; L.Mus.A (NSW); D.S.C.M. (Syd); A.T.C.L.; L.T.C.L. (UK); F.T.C.L. (UK)
John Kellaway was born in Newcastle Australia. He began his music career at the tender age of 8yrs on trumpet and cornet with Frank and Dora Simm in the Newcastle Police Boys Club Brass Band.
John Kellaway is one of Australia's leading brass teachers. He has had a big influence on community music making in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. He has been involved with many ensembles as both a player and a conductor. As a performner and conductor John has toured all Australian States and Territories, New Zealand, Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and the U.S.A. He has been involved with conducting over many years including the Sound Construction Company, Opera Hunter, Orchestra Nova, Newcastle PCYC Brass Band, Maitland City Brass Band, Cardiff North Lakes Brass Band, Waratah Brass, Mid North Coast Sinfonia, Metropolitan Players, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Darwin City Brass Band, Hunter Orchestra and the University of Newcastle Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.
John has been a music educator since 1975. He has been a senior brass examiner for the NSW A.M.E.B, has been a music examiner (undergraduate and post graduate levels) for the University of Newcastle and Avondale College. For 33 years John was a lecturer in Trumpet at the University of Newcastle where he was also the Coordinator of the University Conservatorium of Music and community programmes before retiring from the University in 2016. John was also Head of Programs (Brass) and teaching trumpet/brass at the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music in Gosford from 2017 to 2018.