Musical Director

domWelcome to our new Musical Director – Dominic Parsons!

Dominic is a member of the Royal Australian Navy Band, Melbourne. Since joining as a clarinet/saxophone player in 2010, Dominic has performed as a soloist with both the Concert Band and Big Band, as well as conducting the Concert Band on a few occasions.

With the R.A.N. Dominic has performed all over Australia as well as internationally, including mainland China, Hong Kong and Brunei. Some highlights so far have been performing at the Melbourne edition of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, as well as performing the famous clarinet cadenza from Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with internationally renowned pianist David Helfgott.

Prior to joining the Navy, Dominic worked for 2 years onboard the QE2 as a musician in the show band, accompanying international artists and performing all over the world.

His teaching career spanned over 12 years and included four years at Blackburn High School where he taught clarinet and founded the Junior Stage Band. He also spent 3 years working in the South Gippsland Schools’ Music Program directing senior concert and stage bands, a celtic group, as well as teaching woodwind.

Dominic was a student of the late Peter Martin and Dr. Peter Clinch and completed a Bachelor of Education (music) at the University of Melbourne in 1996. One of the highlights of his university time was performing Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto under the baton of former London Wind Orchestra director, Geoffrey Brand.

Dominic is currently studying conducting with Roland Yeung who was recently made a life member of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association.