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Jonathan Mills

Visiting Professor of Music | Fall 2018

Known for his directorship, from 2006 until 2014, of the internationally celebrated Edinburgh International Festival, Jonathan Mills has also led prestigious festivals in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia. He is recognized around the world for his thought-provoking compositions, including the ballet The Ethereal Eye, the opera Eternity Man, and the oratorio Sandakan Threnody, for which he won a 2005 Prix Italia.

Mills holds a bachelor of music degree in composition from the University of Sydney and a master of architecture degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he has served as a composer-in-residence, research fellow, and adjunct professor. He was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in 2011 and knighted in 2013.