Robert holds a BMus and MA from the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), and a PhD at Monash University, where he studied with Professor Tony Gould. Robert was head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music from 2011-14, and convenor of jazz and improvisation from 2002-19. An internationally acclaimed improvising performer and composer, Robert has released 15 albums under his own name, and has composed and performed on a further 300.
His practice and research interests include composition, improvisation, human-machine relationships, and more recently gender studies in music.
Robert Burke's Articles
Finding the right notes
Research, education and music practice need to be aligned to ensure women's voices in jazz are heard.