Mr Peter Mckenzie Creative and Performing Arts / School of Education and the Arts

Lecturer

MLM, Grad.DipLT, BJazz, AmusA

Contact Details

Email: p.mckenzie@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4940 7523 - Ext: 57523

Office Location

G.05

Building 22

Central Queensland Conservatorium

About Me

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Peter McKenzie teaches saxophone ensemble, improvisation and advanced jazz theory within the Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Popular) degree at CQUniversity. 

Peter is an accomplished woodwind specialist and his versatility extends through many musical styles including jazz and contemporary music. He has performed and toured with a number of major artists including Guy Sebastian, David Liebman, James Morrison, John Morrison, Don Rader, Wilbur Wilde, Vince Jones, John Riley, David Baker, James Sherlock, Mike Price, Katie Noonan and The Idea of North to name a few.

Peter has performed prolifically in Australia with performances at the Brisbane Festival, Hamilton Island Race Week, Big River Jazz Festival, Palmer St Jazz Festival and the Barcaldine Jazz Festival. Peter has also toured the USA on a number of occasions with performances and clinics in Richmond Virginia, Louisville Kentucky, Brownsville Texas and Cedar City in Utah.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Jazz Studies, a Grad Dip. Ed and a Master of Learning Management degree from CQUniversity. Peter is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy degree specialising in regional jazz communities. Peter's other research interests are in the area of beginner jazz improvisation.

Media Citations

2014

•    Indigenous musicians pop in to join cream of Mackay’s talent
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/indigenous-musicians-pop-in-to-join-cream-of-mackays-talent
•    Jazz musicians ‘on Quay’ in Mackay
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/jazz-musicians-on-quay-in-mackay
•    Australian jazz royalty herald a musical weekend in Mackay
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/australian-jazz-royalty-herald-a-musical-weekend-in-mackay
•    Big Sounds in Mackay
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/big-sounds-in-mackay
•    Jazz lovers have Friday on their mind
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/jazz-lovers-have-friday-on-their-minds
•    The Big Night in returns to Mackay
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/the-big-night-in-returns-to-mackay
•    Top jazz vocalist and trombonist in Mackay as Con swings into August
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/top-jazz-vocalist-and-trombonist-in-mackay

2013

•    CQUniversity Gladstone Campus 35th Anniversary celebrations
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/cquniversity-gladstone-campus-35th-anniversary-celebrations
•    Banana Velvet and Master Keys primed for concerts.
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/banana-velvet-and-master-keys-primed-for-concerts
•    School musicians can tap into campus program
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/school-musicians-can-tap-into-campus-program
•    Teens can ‘jam’ in extra musical experience
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/teens-can-jam-in-extra-musical-experience
•    Musical Natalies share journey from Tablelands to Rocky
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/musical-natalies-share-journey-from-tablelands-to-rocky
•    Public welcome as James Morrison ‘swing’ through Rocky
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/public-welcome-as-james-morrison-swings-through-rocky
•    24 hours to salsa
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/24-hours-to-salsa
•    Nikki shines on stage while composing herself for the future
•    http://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/nikki-shines-on-stage-while-composing-herself-for-the-future

2012


•    ‘From Malaysia to Australia’, UniNews, 29th May, 2012, http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=9441
•    ‘All welcome at Jazzmania concert in Rockhampton’, UniNews, 23 May, 2012, http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=9421
•    ‘Live music thrives thanks to CQUni and TAFE initiative’, UniNews, 3 May, 2012, http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=9280















Professional Memberships

Peter is a current committee member of (RADF) Regional Arts Development Fund for the Mackay City Council.

Research Interests

The development of jazz communities in regional centres, Australia. Peter is currently researching regional jazz communities in North Queensland as part of his Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Peter's Masters project investigated beginner jazz improvisation and the suitability of specific repertoire for students. Emanating from this project, Peter has developed a range of studies and etudes that assist in the development of jazz improvisation for students at CQUniversity.



STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING
Performing Arts and Creative Writing - Music Performance
Improvisation
Higher Education
HE Term 2 - 2019
PERF13019 - Performance and Production Studies 6
Lecturer
PERF12017 - Performance and Production Studies 4
Lecturer
PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2
Lecturer
MUSC13412 - Principal Music Studios 6
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13407 - Composition and Arranging 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12414 - Language of Modern Music 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12412 - Principal Music Studios 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11413 - Introduction to Studio Teaching
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11395 - Music Language Studies 2
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2019
PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5
Lecturer
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Lecturer
PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Lecturer
MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13406 - Composition and Arranging 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC13293 - Advanced Studio Teaching Methods
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12413 - Language of Modern Music 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12411 - Principal Music Studios 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11405 - Language of Modern Music 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11394 - Music Language Studies 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11380 - Introduction to Songwriting
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2018
PERF13019 - Performance and Production Studies 6
Lecturer
PERF12017 - Performance and Production Studies 4
Lecturer
PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2
Lecturer
MUSC13412 - Principal Music Studios 6
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13407 - Composition and Arranging 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12414 - Language of Modern Music 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12412 - Principal Music Studios 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11413 - Introduction to Studio Teaching
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11395 - Music Language Studies 2
Unit Coordinator
JAZZ10016 - History of Jazz 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2018
PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5
Lecturer
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Lecturer
PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Lecturer
MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13406 - Composition and Arranging 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC13293 - Advanced Studio Teaching Methods
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12413 - Language of Modern Music 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12411 - Principal Music Studios 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11405 - Language of Modern Music 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11394 - Music Language Studies 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11380 - Introduction to Songwriting
Unit Profile Reviewer
JAZZ10015 - History of Jazz 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2017
PERF13019 - Performance and Production Studies 6
Lecturer
PERF12017 - Performance and Production Studies 4
Lecturer
PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2
Lecturer
MUSC13412 - Principal Music Studios 6
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13407 - Composition and Arranging 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12414 - Language of Modern Music 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12412 - Principal Music Studios 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11413 - Introduction to Studio Teaching
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11395 - Music Language Studies 2
Unit Coordinator
JAZZ10016 - History of Jazz 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2017
PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5
Lecturer
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Lecturer
PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Lecturer
MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13406 - Composition and Arranging 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC13293 - Advanced Studio Teaching Methods
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12413 - Language of Modern Music 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12411 - Principal Music Studios 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11405 - Language of Modern Music 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11394 - Music Language Studies 1
Unit Coordinator
JAZZ10015 - History of Jazz 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2016
PERF13019 - Performance and Production Studies 6
Lecturer
PERF12019 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12017 - Performance and Production Studies 4
Lecturer
PERF11029 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2
Lecturer
MUSC13412 - Principal Music Studios 6
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13407 - Composition and Arranging 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12414 - Language of Modern Music 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12412 - Principal Music Studios 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11395 - Music Language Studies 2
Unit Coordinator
JAZZ10016 - History of Jazz 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2016
PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5
Lecturer
PERF12018 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Lecturer
PERF11028 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Lecturer
MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13293 - Advanced Studio Teaching Methods
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12413 - Language of Modern Music 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12411 - Principal Music Studios 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11405 - Language of Modern Music 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11401 - Digital Music Applications
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11394 - Music Language Studies 1
Unit Coordinator
JAZZ10015 - History of Jazz 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2015
PERF13019 - Performance and Production Studies 6
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12019 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12017 - Performance and Production Studies 4
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC13412 - Principal Music Studios 6
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12414 - Language of Modern Music 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12412 - Principal Music Studios 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12404 - Digital Media Software & Systems 4
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11413 - Introduction to Studio Teaching
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11395 - Music Language Studies 2
Unit Coordinator
JAZZ10016 - History of Jazz 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2015
PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5
Lecturer
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Lecturer
PERF11028 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Lecturer
MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13293 - Advanced Studio Teaching Methods
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12413 - Language of Modern Music 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12411 - Principal Music Studios 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12403 - Digital Media Software & Systems 3
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11405 - Language of Modern Music 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11394 - Music Language Studies 1
Unit Coordinator
JAZZ10015 - History of Jazz 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2014
PERF13019 - Performance and Production Studies 6
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12019 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF12017 - Performance and Production Studies 4
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF11029 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2
Lecturer
MUSC13412 - Principal Music Studios 6
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13407 - Composition and Arranging 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12412 - Principal Music Studios 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12404 - Digital Media Software & Systems 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11401 - Digital Media Software & Systems 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11395 - Music Language Studies 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
JAZZ10036 - Modern Harmony and Improvisation 2
Lecturer
HE Term 1 - 2014
PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5
Lecturer
PERF12018 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 1
Unit Coordinator
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Lecturer
PERF11028 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 1
Unit Coordinator
PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Lecturer
MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13293 - Studio Teaching Methods
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12411 - Principal Music Studios 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12403 - Digital Media Software & Systems 3
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11405 - Language of Modern Music 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11394 - Music Language Studies 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11379 - Digital Media Software & Systems 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
JAZZ10035 - Modern Harmony and Improvisation I
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2013
PERF13019 - Performance and Production Studies 6
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12019 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF12017 - Performance and Production Studies 4
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF11029 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC13412 - Principal Music Studios 6
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12412 - Principal Music Studios 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12404 - Digital Media Software & Systems 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11412 - Music Styles & Analysis 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11401 - Digital Media Software & Systems 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2013
PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12018 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Lead Lecturer
PERF11028 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 1
Unit Coordinator
PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC12411 - Principal Music Studios 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12403 - Digital Media Software & Systems 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11411 - Music Styles & Analysis 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11405 - Language of Modern Music 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11379 - Digital Media Software & Systems 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
JAZZ10035 - Modern Harmony and Improvisation I
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2012
PERF12019 - Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
Unit Coordinator
PERF11029 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12404 - Digital Media Software & Systems 4
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11401 - Digital Media Software & Systems 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2012
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Lead Lecturer
MUSC12403 - Digital Media Software & Systems 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11405 - Language of Modern Music 1
Lead Lecturer
MUSC11379 - Digital Media Software & Systems 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2011
PERF13019 - Performance and Production Studies 6
Lead Lecturer
PERF12017 - Performance and Production Studies 4
Lead Lecturer
PERF11027 - Performance and Production Studies 2
Lead Lecturer
MUSC13407 - Composition and Arranging 2
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11412 - Music Styles and Analysis 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2
Lead Lecturer
HE Term 1 - 2011
PERF13018 - Performance and Production Studies 5
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF12016 - Performance and Production Studies 3
Unit Profile Reviewer
PERF11026 - Performance and Production Studies 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Unit Coordinator
MUSC13406 - Composition and Arranging 1
Unit Coordinator
MUSC12411 - Principal Music Studios 3
Unit Coordinator
MUSC11411 - Music Styles and Analysis 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MUSC11409 - Principal Music Studios 1
Unit Coordinator
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