Anne Boyd, classical music composer
Anne Elizabeth Boyd
(born 10 April 1946) is an Australian composer and Professor of Music at the University of Sydney.
In 1990, Boyd became the first Australian and the first woman to be appointed to the Chair of Music at the University of Sydney. Prior to that Boyd was the Foundation Head of the Department of Music at the University of Hong Kong from 1981–90 and taught at the University of Sussex from 1972–77. She is currently Pro Dean (Academic) of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney where she continues to teach and to conduct research. In 1996 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her contributions to music as a composer and as an educator .
Boyd's struggle to maintain funding for music courses in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney was featured in the documentary Facing the Music, 2001. The Department of Music was incorporated into the Sydney Conservatorium at the same university from the start of 2005. Boyd was the recipient of a Special Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music at the APRA/AMC Classical Music Awards in 2005.
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