Triple Grammy Award winner Tim Munro is visiting the School of Music at UQ in May as the inaugural Paula and Tony Kinnane Musician in Residence, and will deliver the inaugural Paula and Tony Kinnane Annual Lecture.

Immerse and Explore: Scaling the wall between audience and performer

Classical music can feel like a fortress. Cloaked in myth, buttressed by elitism, it's walls may seem tall, impenetrable.

Grammy-winning musician Tim Munro explores the challenges and joys of stepping through the barrier between audience and performer, of inviting audiences to become enraptured listeners, engaged explorers and active participants.

Program and timings

5:30pm  Arrival and registration

6:00pm-7:00pm  Public lecture

7.00pm-8:00pm  Reception to be held in the Atrium of the Global Change Institute (#20), with special performance of Gavin Bryars Jesus' Blood at 7:45pm


A campus map is available here. Details about parking at UQ can be found here.

About the speaker

Tim Munro is a Chicago-based, triple-Grammy-winning musician. His diverse work as a flutist, speaker, writer and teacher is united by a single goal: to draw audiences into an engrossing and whimsical musical world.

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Tim was the flutist and co-artistic director of the chamber ensemble eighth blackbird from 2006 till 2015. As a member of eighth blackbird, Tim performed at major concert venues in 40 US states and abroad, worked as soloist with America’s finest orchestras, curated three music festivals, and premiered more than 100 new works, including Steve Reich’s “Double Sextet” (Pulitzer Prize winner, 2009). Tim won his third Grammy Award as a member of eighth blackbird in 2016, for the Cedille Records album “Filament.”

Tim is also a passionate writer and speaker about music, inviting audiences into his beloved musical worlds with intelligence and humour. Tim is principal flute of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in Santa Cruz, and has performed with many of Australia’s orchestras and chamber ensembles.

About Paula and Tony Kinnane Annual Lecture

The University of Queensland's School of Music is delighted to welcome Deborah Cheetham AO as the 2019 Kinnane Scholar in Residence. Following the 2019 Paula and Tony Kinnane Lecture, Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace, will be performed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on Sunday 20 October 2019. Find ticket information here


Steele Building (#3)
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus