Dr Timothy McKenry is a music researcher, composer and pedagogue. His research interests include issues of ethics in music, Australian art music and cultural identity, music pedagogy and music theory. Recent research projects include studies of the pedagogical inheritance that informs the teaching of composition in Australian secondary and tertiary institutions, a major survey of contemporary Australian opera and a study of the ethical practices that inform music practice in Australia. He is a nationally-recognised expert in the area of music language study and composer training and has written syllabi for state and national examining bodies. He helped embed composition in the Victorian Certificate of Education and has undertaken a leadership role in fostering best-practice pedagogy in the study of music language study across Australia through research, teacher training, publication and advocacy of the discipline. As a composer, Timothy McKenry receives regular commissions, the latest being a piece for Soprano and mixed ensemble for the Bridges Collective – a work that has toured internationally. Other recent commissions include a choral setting of the Dylan Thomas poem 'Do Not Go Gentle' for SATB (commissioned by the Da Capo Singers) and a major work for organ and 'cello titled 'Relentless' (commissioned by the City of Melbourne).