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Nick holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts, A Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, a Master of Arts in Music Performance degree from Monash University, and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Melbourne through the Conservatorium of Music. Nick’s Ph.D. research focus was post tonal harmony in modern jazz and specifically focused on the compositions The “Sixteen Men of Tain”, “5 to 10” and “The Drums Were Yellow” by Allan Holdsworth. As part of his thesis, Nick developed a mixed ontological method of music analysis aimed specifically at explicating organization coherence in post tonal jazz harmony from a dualist perspective. In 2022, Nick was awarded the Conservatorium Director’s Award for Exceptional Doctoral Research. His research interests continue to focus on Music Analysis, Music Theory and Geometric Music modeling.

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