TIM ORAM – SJO Band Director, Conductor, Educator, Composer.
Tim Oram’s depth of experience in performing and conducting small and large ensembles is the solid foundation of his credentials that ultimately produce a polished performance through regular ensemble work.
To achieve this, his aim is to ensure the musicians strive for attention to detail and in his role as conductor, he takes them through the vital elements of playing that are all encompassing in working through a score.
During rehearsals, tuning, balance, rhythm and timekeeping are the core elements that musicians should apply to their performance to reach full potential and communication between the conductor and musicians is the key to a successful performance.
“These elements should be considered in any ensemble performance – large or small” Tim says “ and it takes hard work. If the musicians practice these in rehearsals, there will be a sense of enjoyment when the performance goes public. It’s all about working to create a great sound.”
Presbyterian Ladies College 2014 - 2018
Currently Composer in Residence at PLC Sydney. Tutoring year twelve students in composition for HSC studies.
Winmalee High School 2015 – Current
Includes woodwind group tutorials and deputy conductor for concert bands.
Workshops and Band Conducting:
Australian Institute of Music Big Band. Saxophone Teacher.
North Sydney Girls High School Big Band
North Sydney Boys High School Big Band
Southern Cross University Jazz and Arranging Department (Lismore)
S.C.E.G.G.S Big Band
St. Patrick’s College Strathfield
Baulkham Hills High School – Senior Concert and Big Band
Army Band Sydney
Orange Conservatorium – The Big Phat Big Band.
Composition and Orchestrating:
Currently commissioned by the Australian Police Band Sydney and the Australian Army Band Sydney to compose new pieces for their respective concert and big bands. Additional commissions include NSW Schools Spectacular, the RAAF Band Sydney, NSW Arts Unit Big Band , the Australian Navy Band Sydney and the New Zealand Navy Band.
While working in the in the UK, commissioned to compose for the Simon Walker Big Band and the London Jazz Orchestra.
The Sydney Jazz Orchestra provides a unique opportunity for school music/band programs to interact and learn from some of the most in demand musicians in Australia.
In a combination workshop/concert setting the Sydney Jazz Orchestra will provide your music students with the following music educational outcomes:
- To learn and be inspired by section leaders of the Sydney Jazz Orchestra. The Sydney Jazz Orchestra will come to your school prior to an evening concert to mentor and tutor students in your school band on your chosen repertoire. This will enable students to learn from rhythm section, saxophone, trombone and trumpet specialists.
- Front row seating at the evening concert to hear and see the Sydney Jazz Orchestra in action.
- Perform as an ensemble in a joint concert in the evening.
- Combine in performance. The Sydney Jazz Orchestra will play along with your school band for your students to trade solos with professional musicians and hear their individual instrumental parts played by a professional ensemble.