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ED GOYER

BMus (Syd), DipEd (UNE), MCA-Res (Wollongong)

Examiner Number: 1183

Ed Goyer studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, majoring in jazz vibraphone, harmony and arranging. Later he completed a Diploma of Education in 2002, and in 2009 completed a Master of Creative Arts Research degree in composition.

Ed has performed and recorded with many Australian artists such as Waldo Fabian, Jenny Morris and ARIA award-nominated band CODA in which he was a member for several years. He is also a regular performer on the vibraphone with the Kinetic Jazz Orchestra, The Benny Goodman Project led by saxophonist Paul Furniss as well as his latest project The Polymorphic Orkestra.

As a vibraphone player and percussionist, Ed has performed at many local, regional and interstate events and venues such as WOMAD in Adelaide, the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre, the Bellingen Music Festival, Sydney Opera House, The Basement and the Sydney Latin Jazz Festival.

As an educator, Ed has been lecturing at TAFE since 2002, teaching privately and accompanying and preparing students for the HSC music exams at Mosman High, Roseville College and PLC Pymble.  He is also a former HSC Music 1 examiner.

Ed released his first album Dichotomies through Wirripang Publishing in 2008, featuring his original compositions performed on the vibraphone accompanied by Sam Rollings, Mark Costa and Gordon Rytmeister.