Paul Scott-Williams

CEO/Artistic Director

Voice, Choral, Conducting,

Curriculum Development, Mindful Leadership, Arts Advocacy.

Paul Scott-Williams is the CEO and Artistic Director of Hume Conservatorium, commenced his tenure in January 2011.

Paul has extensive experience as a performer, arts educator and arts advocate. He graduated B.Mus.Ed from the NSW State Conservatorium (USYD) and Masters Degree in performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Most recently he completed a Masters in Counselling at Monash University, Melbourne.

Paul grew up in the Southern Tablelands town of Boorowa where he spent much of his childhood performing professionally as part of a touring regional country/rock band. After leaving school he studied classical voice and piano and went on to establish a career in the fields of opera, music theatre and legitimate theatre in London and Europe in the late 80's and 90's. Whilst living in London he was also Junior Music Master at the Blackheath Conservatoire. Upon his return to Australia, Paul wrote and performed in touring theatrical productions and performed in the Melbourne Fringe and Arts festivals. He appeared on national TV in children's programming and variety shows. Thereafter, Paul undertook a full-time career as an Arts educator, was a member of the founding faculty of a comprehensive Uniting Church school (Aitken College) in Melbourne and led the Music and Arts faculties in a number of prestigious independent schools.

Whilst living in Melbourne, Paul taught music, drama, theatre studies and circus skills to students from early childhood to VCE level and adults. He also served on the Victorian State Subject Association Board for Music (aMuse) for several years. He took a leading advocacy  and committee role in the development and implementation of Music Technology in Education for Soundhouse Australia, winning the national Alfred Brasch Award in 2004 for his work in delivering music technology to remote indigenous communities. He has previously served as Secretary and is currently Vice President (Internal) of the Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums and is currently the Deputy Chair on the Board of Regional Arts NSW. In 2019 Paul was invited to serve on the new Contemporary Music Board for Create NSW.

As a musician and educator, Paul has commissioned a number of new Australian works over the past 25 years, the most recent of which is the award-winning "The Weight of Light" - a new Australian song cycle. In 2018 this work was premiered in Canberra, Goulburn and Sydney and will be presented at Carnegie Hall, New York, in late 2020. 

 

Paul is a vocal and choral specialist, working with children and adults for over 35 years. Paul founded and leads both the Goulburn Community Choir (Vocalocal) and auditioned choir, Cantabile. His professional memberships include ASME,  ANATS, AMC, AVA and ASPAH.

Paul aspires to lead with compassion, fairness and integrity.