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Basil Hawkins

Basil Hawkins - Dip.Mus. (Calcutta), Dip.Mus., B.Mus. (Perf) (Melb)

 Basil Hawkins has been the conductor and musical director of Concordia since 1989.
He is well known in Melbourne as a musical director and conductor of light opera and musical theatre.
He is also a teacher and adjudicator, having been an examiner with the Australian Music Examination Board from 1989 to 2002.

Basil has taught music for over thirty years. His appointments include Assistant Director of Music, Essendon Grammar School, Melbourne
and Director of Music at The Hutchins School, Hobart. He lectured in piano and keyboard studies at the Tasmanian College
of Advanced Education. His last teaching post was Director of Music at Carey Grammar School, Melbourne.

Basil arranges much of the music for Concordia, some of which is featured on our compact discs.
He now has a teaching practice in an eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria.