7a3ffe0a-57c8-4750-b3ae-22f2178273b7-e1533604418646.pngDerek Brookes has a B.Mus (composition) from the Elder Conservatorium (Adelaide University) and is in the final stages of a M.Mus (composition) degree at the Sydney Conservatorium, supervised by Ross Edwards. His research topic is “The Musical Expression of Joy”.

Derek also has an ‘extra-musical’ career, which has included working as a university lecturer (he has a PhD in philosophy from the ANU) and as a consultant, researcher and trainer in a range of social justice areas, including restorative justice, disability, and child abuse prevention.