André Oosterbaan : Associate Artist
Born in Amsterdam, Holland, on 24th May, 1947, André Oosterbaan studied for a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Adelaide, and for a Diploma of Teaching (Primary) and M.Mus. in Composition at the same institution. His composition teachers have been Peter Tahourdin and Tristram Cary.
To further his musical education, Oosterbaan spent 1975 visiting institutions and composers in Europe, attending conferences and concerts in London, Amsterdam and Paris.
Completing his M.Mus. in 1982, Oosterbaan became Composer-in-Residence at the Rockhampton Institute of Higher Education in London for six months. He has received a number of commissions from the School of Music at the South Australian College of Advanced Education, where he has been employed as a lecturer.
Biography provided by the composer — current to September 2005