Rod Christian : Pedagogical Artist
Random Audio Sample: Uluru : for SSA chorus and orchestra by Rod Christian, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 78.
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Photo: Paul Christian
Artist website: http://www.rodchristian.com/
Rod Christian is a writer member of APRA/AMCOS and a well-known composer, musician and music specialist in Perth Western Australia. Rod's qualifications include a Diploma of Music Teaching and a Bachelor of Music Education, Music Major/Film and Television.
His career in music spans almost 45 years. He has been Head of Music/Head of performing Arts at four major metropolitan secondary schools, including Rossmoyne Senior High, Corpus Christi College, Sacred Heart College and Prendiville Catholic College.
Rod has written and recorded numerous songs, jingles and music for television documentaries. He has also musically directed many school and professional productions throughout Australia. Among these was his own original musical Cruisin', which has now achieved international success. Rod is currently writing and arranging the scores for two new Australian musicals.
Rod is a member of a number of musical groups, namely Pure Magic (lead guitar/vocals), Powerhouse Rock (bass guitarist) and, more recently, keyboards with Peter Harries and Kelly Green. He also performs in a Gypsy Jazz duo Swingin' Gypsies and an Everly Bros Tribute band.
Rod is director of his own production company, Rodmusic Productions and is involved in numerous projects. He records many artists and is currently producing two CD projects with original songs by Rod. He is also writing two new musicals for the stage and screen. His musical agent is David Spicer Productions, Sydney Australia.
Rod also specializes in composition for choirs and ensembles. His more recent composition Western Australia premiered at the Citizenship Ceremony at Council House on Australia Day. Rod has recently completed a new work Uluru for choir and orchestra.
Rod Christian — current to February 2017