B.Mus.Ed. Dalcroze Certification, A.G.S.M. (London), M.I.C. (Monash)
Professional performer of over 30 years experience
Paul Scott-Williams is the current Director of the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium.
He has an extensive background as a performer, arts educator and arts advocate. He studied at the NSW State Conservatorium in the 1980's and went on to achieve a Masters Degree in performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) and most recently completed a Masters in Counselling at Monash University, Melbourne.
Paul grew up in the country 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 early 90's.
Upon his return to Australia, Paul spent some years in touring theatrical productions and performed in the Melbourne Fringe and Arts festivals and appeared on national TV in children's programming and variety shows.
He went on to pursue a full-time career as an Arts educator and was a founding member of a school (Aitken College) in Melbourne, which now offers a broad education to approximately 1400 students in Melbourne's outer northern suburbs.
Paul has taught music, drama, dance and circus skills to students from early childhood to adults and served on the Victorian State Subject Association Boards for Music and Drama for a number of years. He took a leading advocacy role in the development and implementation of Music Technology in Education as a member of Soundhouse Australia, winning the national Alfred Brasch Award in 2004.
Paul has produced and directed more than 30 music theatre and drama productions and has maintained a performing profile, appearing regularly in recital and concert and recording in several genres including jazz and country. He is a voice specialist, working with children and adults for many years and is an exponent of the Feldenkrais approach to vocal technique.
Paul joined the GRC as Director in January 2011.