Among the thousands of students who studied with and/or came under the influence of Professor Constable is a significant list of ‘high achievers’, many of whom are listed below.
Sydney Conservatorium- 1974-1984
Professor Gary McPherson - Ormond Professor of Music, University of Melbourne
Professor Anna Reid - Dean, Sydney Conservatorium.
Professor Geoffrey Lancaster- concert pianist and early music researcher- Edith Cowan University
Elena Kats-Chernin – well-known freelance composer and pianist
Simone Young – international orchestral conductor and chief conductor, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Richard Tognetti - artistic director and leader Australian Chamber Orchestra
Paul Dyer- founder and artistic director Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Jane Rutter – international flutist and recording artist
Associate Professor Peter McCallum - music critic, Sydney Morning Herald
Lisa Moore - concert pianist, New York.
Michael Kieran-Harvey – Australian and international concert pianist
Dimity Hall - concert violinist, Goldner String Quartet and Australia Ensemble
Kirsten Williams – leader, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and former Associate Concertmaster, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Dr Stephen Mould – conductor, Opera Australia, Head Opera School, Sydney Conservatorium.
Graham Abbott- broadcaster, conductor, music educationalist
Mairi Nicholson - ABC Classic FM broadcaster and music journalist
Newcastle Conservatorium (1984-2005)
Christopher Moore – Former Principal Viola Australian Chamber Orchestra and Principal Viola, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Tristram Williams – former Principal Trumpet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trumpet, Australian World Orchestra
The late Dr David Jones – Lecturer Newcastle Conservatorium
Associate Professor Kim Cunio – Composer and Head of ANU School of Music
Philip Green, former Principal Clarinet, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Dr Gian-Franco Ricci – former Lecturer, Newcastle Conservatorium, pianist and piano teacher
Natalia Ricci- Concert Pianist and Lecturer, Sydney Conservatorium
Timothy Constable – Artistic Director Synergy Percussion, Jane Mathews Chair of Percussion, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
John Foreman – Conductor, composer, arranger, music director
Dr Antony Ernst - Executive Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Miriam Allan – Leading international early music soprano now residing in the UK
The late Michael “Didge” Davison- leading Indigenous musician/composer
Dr Kevin Cameron- Australian orchestral and choral conductor; the first PhD graduate of Newcastle Conservatorium.
Peter Guy – Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW
Daniel Dries M.Mus (N’ctle) – Music Director and now Rector of Christ Church St Lawrence, Sydney
New Zealand (2006-2017)
Tianyi Lu- international orchestral conductor, Assistant conductor, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2018-2019, winner Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition 2020.
Dr Joong Han Jung – Assistant Professor of Piano at Lee University, Tennessee, USA
Dr Morag Atchison – soprano and teacher University of Auckland School of Music
Eugene Lee – Assistant Concertmaster, Philharmonia Orchestra, London.
Dr Olivier Holland- lecturer University of Auckland, School of Music
Dr Kevin Field – lecturer, University of Auckland, School of Music
Christopher Artley - Internationally successful composer of choral music
Dr Deng Liang – pianist and Professor, Art Faculty, Southwest University for Nationalities, SiChuan Province, China
Todd Gibson Cornish – Principal Bassoon, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Dr Helen Renaud – Conductor Christchurch Youth Orchestra, Head of Music, Burnside High School, New Zealand
Dr Andrew Withington - Conductor New Zealand Secondary School Choir, Associate Professor of Choral Conducting, Westminster College, Pennsylvania, USA.
Michael Weiss, Lecturer, New Zealand School of Music, Wellington, New Zealand.
University Teaching Expertise
Professor Constable has been active across a number of university teaching areas including:
composition and improvisation
music history and musicology
Honours and Postgraduate Supervision
Andrew Withington PhD (Cant) (2013-2016) (thesis) Just Intonation in Choral Conducting
Helen Renaud DMA (Cant) (2013-2016) (exegesis) Orchestral Conducting Pedagogy
Stephen Watson B Mus Hons (Cant)(2013) (minor thesis) The Nature of Cantabile in Piano Performance
Deng Liang DMA Auckland (2008-2011) (exegesis) Performance Techniques in Modern Piano Music
Edward McDonald M Mus Auckland (2007-2009) (thesis) Creating the Classical Gig - exploring new contexts and values for classical music performance.
Claire Wackrow. B Mus Hon, Auckland (2007) (minor thesis) Beirut and the Flying Cup Carnival
Nathan Scott MA (Music (N’ctle) 2002-2005) (thesis) - Course Design in Music Technology - a distance education model
Gian-Franco Ricci-PhD (N’ctle) (2006) (thesis): A Computer-Assisted Interactive Music Theory Course
Michael Davison. Master of Creative Arts (N’ctle 2005) Didgeridu Journey - compositions, improvisations, a notation system for the didjeridu and an exegesis
Steven Lavis. B Mus Hons (N’ctle 2003) minor thesis Videoconferencing of Instrumental Lessons - a series of case studies
Nicole Edwards. B Mus Hons (N’ctle) (2000) (minor thesis) The Piano Etudes of Ligeti*
Note: Nicole Edwards, won a University Medal for this thesis and a section of her work was subsequently published in Musicology Australia
Doctoral and Masters Thesis Examiner
University of New England
University of Newcastle
University of Western Australia
University of Western Sydney
University of Auckland
University of Canterbury