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Examiner 155
BMus, PhD

For most of her professional life, Ros Dunlop has been an advocate for the cause of new music for the clarinet. She championed the repertoire for clarinet written by Australian composers.

Dr Dunlop has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician both in Australia and internationally, including in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan and East Timor. She has also conducted masterclasses, composer workshops and forums on music and politics in many of those countries.

In addition, Dr Dunlop has played in clarinet festivals around the world. She is also a member of the chamber ensemble Charisma, which has commissioned and premiered many new works. The ensemble has a regular concert series in Sydney and also tours regional Australia. Dr Dunlop’s three solo CDs have received international acclaim.

In East Timor, Dr Dunlop performed audiovisual works by Martin Wesley-Smith that explored the Indonesian occupation of East Timor. Her research into the traditional music of East Timor became the subject of A Musical Tais, an award-winning program for ABC Radio, and Sounds of the Soul, a book funded by a grant from the US Department of State. The book was awarded by the Independent Publishers Association in New York (2012), the Australian government’s Arts in Asia Awards for Music (2013), and the International Book Awards in the United Kingdom (2014). East Timor’s traditional music was also the subject of Dr Dunlop’s PhD research. She has presented papers on the topic at conferences all over the world.

Dr Dunlop taught clarinet at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for 24 years and now has a private music studio.