Matthew Pankhurst Biography Matthew is a highly experienced musician and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Graduate Diplomas in Performance and Education from the Sydney Conservatorium and Australian Catholic Univeristy. Matthew has performed with many of Australia’s professional orchestras. He has won eleven Australian solo championships and won the Victorian Champion of Champion twice. He competed at a number of international solo competitions. Matthew is taking up the position of Head of Music Faculty at St Patrick’s College Ballarat in 2024 after spending the last six years establishing the music program at Marist College Bendigo from the ground up. Matthew was previously the music coordinator at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Throughout his career Matthew has had a passion for using technology in Music Education. He was an earlier adopter of notation and recording software. He is a Tuba Player, Conductor and a passionate Composer, he has produced a mix of digital, acoustic and hybrid works for a variety of ensembles. His students' compositions have been regularly selected for Top Class Sound and Top Acts in the VCAA Season of Excellence festival.