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Glen Hodges

Glen Hodges

Deputy Director of Music; Co-ordinator, Contemporary Guitar; Co-ordinator, Songwriter

Conservatorium of Music, Hobart CBD Campuses

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Glen.Hodges@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Biography

Career Summary

Glen is the Deputy Head of Music at The University of Tasmania, Conservatorium of Music and is Coordinator of Contemporary Guitar (Senior Lecturer) and the Songwriter program. With a tertiary music teaching career of over twenty-five years, he has vast experience in a range on contemporary music disciplines and his work has been the subject of international publication.

He completed an undergraduate degree with Honours at the University of New England majoring in composition and classical voice. During his undergraduate studies, he continued private tuition on classical guitar with Georg Mertens. From there he went to the University of North Texas (USA) were he completed a Masters in Music with studies in composition, jazz and classical guitar. Glen received a number of awards and scholarships both in Australia and in the USA during the course of his studies and taught at the University of North Texas as a teaching fellow and at Texas Wesleyan University while studying at UNT. In 2006, he was awarded a grant to travel to Denmark and the USA undertaking interviews for his doctoral project, presenting his research and performing some of his original compositions. His PhD with Macquarie University (Sydney) studied the improvisational style of jazz guitar great Jimmy Raney.

Glen is endorsed by Yamaha Guitars and Hancock Archtops and has performed with some of Australia's finest jazz musicians: Don Burrows, Don Rader, Jim Kelly, James Morrison, Kevin Hunt, Viv Middleton, Irene Bartlett, Connaitre Miller, Grace Knight, Kristin Theak, Michelle Nicole and Graham Jessie to name a few. He performed regularly in Central Queensland and beyond and has featured at a number of jazz festivals and tours including Pinnacles (Brisbane), Great Tropical Jazz Party (Magnetic Island), Big River Jazz Festival (Rockhampton), North Queensland Jazz Festival (Mackay), Hot August Jazz (Hobart), Michel Benebig (New Caledonia) and the Great Barrier Reef Jazz Festival (Hamilton Island). He was artistic director for the Big River Jazz Festival for five years and also coordinated the North Queensland Jazz Festival and the Great Barrier Reef Jazz Festival. With Derrin Kerr (CQCM) and Lee Huber (Hamilton Island Enterprises), he managed the Hamilton Island Project, a unique industry, performing arts education interface. He is currently Music Director for 'Carols Together', a multicultural community event held each December in Hobart.

Glen has lectured and performed in both Australia and the USA, and is in demand as a workshop leader and adjudicator. He has received a number of awards for teaching and program management, including a Dean's Merit Award from CQUni and a Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from UTAS. He has supervised PhDs in guitar performance, song writing, ensemble Interaction, accordion performance and multimedia improvisation and has a number of current HDR students working on studies from performance and improvisation to analysis and composition. His publications include a feature article in the IAJE Jazz Education Journal and works on Jazz and music performance education in a tertiary context.

Glen has ensemble direction experience in a wide variety of genres and was a faculty member of the SunWater & Stanwell Winter Music School for three years. He has also been involved in church music for some 30 years, in a number of liturgical styles from 'High' church to Pentecostal. He is currently Honorary Music Pastor at the Hobart Full Gospel Church. Song writing has been a long-term passion and Glen has performed his originals in range of venues from churches to concert halls both in Australia and the USA.

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Research Fields

  • Music Performance (190407)
  • Entrepreneurship (150304)
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing (190499)
  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)

Research Impact

  • Music (950101)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
  • The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) (950105)

Publications

Total publications

77

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Kerr D, Hodges GJ, Knight B, 'An Unlikely Symbiotic Relationship - A Unique Jazz Education / Island Resort Partnership', Jazz Education Journal United States: International Association of Jazz Educators, 39, (3) pp. 61-64. ISSN 1540-2886 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Kerr D, Hodges GJ, Knight B, 'Jazz Education Performance Training: Contemporary Jazz Educators and Performers Perceptions of Performance Training in the 21st Century', Research Into 21st Century Communities , Post Pressed, Knight, B. & Walker-Gibbs, B. & Delamoir, J. (ed), Teneriffe, pp. 249-262. ISBN 9781921214240 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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2015Hodges G, 'Keep Your Eye On The Prize', Symposium - Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music, 23-24 July, Monash University Conservatorium of Music (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Hodges G, 'Why Jazz Resaerch is Important', Negotiated Research Paradigms and the Jazz PhD in Australia, 8 December, Sydeny Conservatorium of Music (2014) [Keynote Presentation]

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2013Hodges G, 'Invited Keynote Speaker', National Career Advisor Symposium, 20 February, Hobart (2013) [Keynote Presentation]

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2003Hodges GJ, Kerr D, 'Developing a Successful Jazz Program in a Regional Centre', Jazz in the Asia Pacific region: Proceedings of the Inaugural Asia Pacific Jazz Conference, September 12th -14th 2003, Hamilton Island, pp. 102-111. ISBN 0646430084 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Hodges GJ, Kerr D, 'Creating Cultural and Professional Environments for Industry Focused Performing Arts Education'', Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cognition, Language and Special Education Research, 5 - 7 December 2003, Surfers Paradise, Qld., Australia, pp. 80-86. ISBN 0909291861 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Whateley G, Bofinger I, Kerr D, Hodges GJ, 'Jazz Studies - A Vehicle For Edutourism', Jazz in the Asia Pacific region: Proceedings of the Inaugural Asia Pacific Jazz Conference, September 12th -14th 2003, Hamilton Island, pp. 112-116. ISBN 0646430084 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

(38 outputs)
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2013Hodges GJ, Mason S, 'Tasmanian Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, Guest Performance', Federation Ballroom, Hotel Grand Chancellor 1 Davey St Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia (2013) [Performance]

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2012Helyer N, Lea MA, Legg AFJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, et al., 'Vox on the Rox', University of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Helyer N; Lea MA; Legg AFJ; Dobson A; Haywood N

2012Hodges GJ, 'Civic function music performance. 2012 visit of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to Hobart', Princes Wharf, #1 Shed, Hobart (2012) [Performance]

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2012Hodges GJ, 'Glen Hodges Quintet performs original works', UTAS Conservatorium of Music, Recital Hall, Hobart (2012) [Performance]

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2012Hodges GJ, 'CQUni Guest Artist Series - Glen Hodges and Halley Cox', Frenchville Sports Club, Rockhampton & Helene Jones Theatre, Rockhampton (2012) [Performance]

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2012Hodges GJ, 'Rosny Jazz Concert - Bob Schultz', Rosny "Barn" performance space (2012) [Performance]

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2012Hodges GJ, 'New Caledonia Concert Tour', Various venues, New Caledonia (2012) [Performance]

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2012Hodges GJ, 'Mirko Guerrini - UTAS Conservatorium Concert Series', UTAS Conservatorium of Music, Recital Hall, Hobart (2012) [Performance]

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2012Hodges GJ, 'Carols Together', Korean Church, Elizabeth Street, Hobart (2012) [Performance]

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2012Helyer N, Lea MA, Legg AFJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, et al., 'Dots on the Rox', University of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Helyer N; Lea MA; Legg AFJ; Dobson A; Haywood N

2012Hodges GJ, 'Kelly Ottaway Trio', Crescent Hotel, Hobart (2012) [Performance]

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2012Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, Legg AFJ, Muir RG, 'Dots on the Rox - IMAS and UTAS Conservatorium, Antarctic seal research concert', Conservatorium Recital Hall, Hobart & Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Dobson A; Haywood N; Legg AFJ; Muir RG

2012Legg A, Hodges GJ, Haywood N, 'Legg, Hodges and Haywood', Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Legg A; Haywood N

2012Hodges GJ, 'Hobart All Stars Big Band - Family Law Conference function', Princess Wharf Shed No 1, Hobart (2012) [Performance]

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2011Hodges GJ, 'Lunchtime Series - Michel Benebig, Hammond ensemble', Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall (2011) [Performance]

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2011Hodges GJ, 'Burnie Jazz Club Concert', Maginty's Bar (Bayside Burnie) (2011) [Performance]

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2011Hodges GJ, 'He Shall Add - Special service item', Grace Church, Mornington, Hobart (2011) [Performance]

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2011Hodges GJ, 'Launch of Tetsuya Wakuda's boat - 'Belle'', Wooden Boat Factory, Huonville, Tasmania (2011) [Performance]

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2011Hodges GJ, 'Wooden Boat Festival - Swing Band Night', "James Craig", Princes Wharf #1, Hobart (2011) [Performance]

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2010Davidson BB, Legg AFJ, Purcell KJ, Hodges GJ, 'Festival of Broadway', Events Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania, UTAS & FoV, City Hall, Hobart, Angel Place, Sydney. (2010) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Davidson BB; Legg AFJ; Purcell KJ

2010Hodges GJ, 'UTAS Heads of Secondary Schools (TAS) function ', Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, 'Hobart - Hot August Jazz - Guitar Zone', Fish 349 (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, 'Greensleeves - Australian Shakespeare Festival Opening Night', The Old Woolstore. (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, 'Cry in the Night', Grace Church, Melville St. Hobart (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, 'Easter Song', Grace Church, Melville St. Hobart (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, 'Sunwater and Stanwell, Winter Music School - Faculty recitals', Rockhampton Girls Grammar, Anglican Cathedral (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, 'Festival of Broadway - Stephen Schwartz', City Hall, Hobart. Angel Place, Sydney (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, Clare R, 'Jazz and Sonnets', Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, Davison M, 'Performance, Tourism Tasmania, Winter Festivals launch', Bond Store (TMAG) (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, Davison M, 'Performance for UTAS Career Advisor Symposium ', Cornelian Bay Boathouse (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, Davison M, 'UTAS International Artists Concert Series: Dr Michael Davison & Glen Hodges', UTAS Conservatorium Recital Hall (2010) [Performance]

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2010Hodges GJ, Theak RK, 'Hodges and Theak in concert', UTAS Conservatorium Recital Hall (2010) [Performance]

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2009Hodges GJ, ''Con Reps' (iCon) play at Hot August Jazz,', Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2009) [Performance]

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2009Hodges GJ, ''Kaye Payne Swing Band' at Hot August Jazz', Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2009) [Performance]

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2009Hodges GJ, 'Stanwell Sunwater Winter Music School - staff recitals', Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2009) [Performance]

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2009Hodges GJ, 'Broadway to Australia, Broadway to Australia Orchestra', Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart (2009) [Performance]

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2009Hodges GJ, 'Raney Season', Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2009) [Recorded Creative Work]

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2009Hodges GJ, 'Raney Season - eight jazz studies', Macquarie University PhD, Macquarie University, 1st, pp. 224-232 (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(28 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Hodges GJ, Muir RG, Smith M, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Futures Symposium reception, Wrest Point Casino, Hobart, pp. 2 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Muir RG

2015Hodges G, 'Specialist Tutor Stage Band Summer School Music Camp', Elizabeth College, Hobart (2015) [Performance Practice]

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2015Hodges G, Lewis E, Houston H, Verrall J, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Awards Dinner, Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Tasmania, pp. 3.5 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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2015Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, Jackson A, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS 125 years Celebration dinner, The Albert Hall, Launceston, pp. 3 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Dobson A; Haywood N

2015Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, Ottaway K, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Research Engagement dinner, Henry Jones Hotel, Hobart, pp. 1 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Dobson A; Haywood N; Ottaway K

2015Hodges GJ, Muir RG, Gee I, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS 'Welcome Home Event, Sandy Bay Campus, Hobart, pp. 1 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Muir RG

2015Hodges GJ, Muir RG, Gee I, Lewis E, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Futures Symposium dinner MONA, Hobart, pp. 2 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Muir RG

2015Hodges G, 'Big Band Workshop', Elizabeth College, Hobart, pp. 2.5 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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2015Hodges G, 'Wot Opera', The Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops, pp. 3 (2015) [Performance Practice]

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2014Hodges G, 'Music Pastor Ordination, Honorary position', Central Church, Elizabeth St, Hobart (2014) [Performance Practice]

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2014Hodges G, 'Musical Direction - Carols Together', Central Church, Hobart, Hobart, pp. 1.5 (2014) [Performance Practice]

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2014Hodges G, Mason S, 'Improvised Jazz performance', Tasmanian Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 2 (2014) [Performance Practice]

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2014Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Vice Chancellors Christmas Celebration, Sandy Bay Campus Hobart, pp. 2 (2014) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Dobson A; Haywood N

2014Hodges GJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, 'Live improvised music performance', UTAS Vice Chancellors Christmas Celebration, Menzies Centre, Hobart, pp. 2 (2014) [Performance Practice]

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Co-authors: Dobson A; Haywood N

2013Hodges G, 'Concert and Rehersal (College Students)', Elizabeth College, Hobart, pp. 3 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges G, 'Guitar masterclass for college students', Elizabeth College, Hobart, pp. 2 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges G, 'Guitar masterclass for college students', Elizabeth College, Hobart, pp. 2 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges G, 'Rock and Pop music workshop', Elizabeth College, Hobart, pp. 1.5 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges G, 'Rock and Pop music workshop', Elizabeth College, Hobart, pp. 1 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges G, 'Soloist and Musical Direction Carols Together', Central Church, Hobart, Hobart, pp. 1.5 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges G, Souter G, 'Jazz Guitar performance - October', Sfuso Restaurant, Blackmans Bay, Tasmania, pp. 2 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges G, Souter G, 'Jazz guitar performance - 13th July', Sfuso Restaurant, Blackmans Bay, Tasmania, pp. 2 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges G, Souter G, 'Jazz guitar performance - October 10', Sfuso Restaurant, Blackmans Bay, Tasmania, pp. 2 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges GJ, 'Clarence Jazz Festival - Jazz improvised music performance', Clarence City Council, Bellerive, Tasmania, pp. 3 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges GJ, Johnson A, Plapp O, 'The Glen Hodges Trio - 9 February', Boutique concert series, Redlands Distillery and Estate, New Norfolf, Tasmania, pp. 3 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges GJ, Johnson A, Plapp O, 'The Glen Hodges Trio Performance 2nd February', Boutique concert series at Redlands Distillery and Estate, New Norfolf, Tasmania, pp. 3 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2013Hodges GJ, Reardon B, 'The Glen Hodges Trio Performance 23rd February', Boutique concert series at Redlands Distillery and Estate, New Norfolk, Tasmania, pp. 3 (2013) [Performance Practice]

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2009Hodges GJ, 'MiJoBro', self published, Hobart, pp. 1 (2009) [Minor Creative Work]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Hodges GJ, 'The Analysis of Jazz Improvisational Language and its use in Generating New Composition and Improvisation. A case study involving bebop jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney (20/8/27 - 9/5/95)' (2009) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Hodges G, 'Music and Mental Health', ABC Radio National with Louise Saunders, Australian Broadcasting company, Hobart, 7 October (2015) [Media Interview]

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2014Hodges G, 'Music and Mental Health', ABC Radio National with Louise Saunders, Australian Broadcasting company, Hobart, 7 October (2014) [Media Interview]

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Research Supervision

Current

5

Completed

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDFinding a Voice: The Development of Musical Individuality in the Contect of Accepted Methodologies of Practice2012
MastersImprovising for Jazz Guitar in Solo, Duo and Trio Settings: A Whole-instrument Approach to Integrating Single-line and Polyphonic Concepts2013
PhDIdiosyncratic Concepts in the Music of Henry Threadgill: An Applied Investigation into Compositional and Improvisational Techniques2014
PhDRhythmic complexity & irregularity in contemporary jazz2014
MastersAn exploration of established poetic verse forms as inspiration for contemporary song writing2014

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDStringshift - Solo Guitar Improvisation: Process, methodology and practice
Candidate: Anthony Lamont Garcia
2015
PhDEscapee Gloss: A Symphony of Polymedia
Candidate: Brigid Burke Rigo
2014
PhDComplexity Through Interaction - an Investigation into the Spontaneous Development of Collective Musical Ideas from Simple Thematic Materials
Candidate: Nicholas Tasman Haywood
2014
PhDWriting Songs and Writing a Record: Inside the Composition of an Acoustic Pop Album
Candidate: Gregory Charles Arnold
2013
PhDThe Digital Piano Accordion: A Modern Instrument for Traditional and Contemporary Performance Contexts
Candidate: Bradley Donald Voltz
2012