“There are few such courses in Australia that even offer student’s orchestral recording, let alone gives them the rare chance to learn from someone so universally respected.” - Gabrielle Ruttico


This unique program looks at music production as well as interview technique and editing associated with broadcasts.

The participants will record all AYO National Music Camp concerts and work closely with the ABC for the concert broadcasts.

Andrew Dixon  TUTOR

Andrew Dixon is an Australian-based sound engineer. He has over forty years’ experience with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and until he left earlier this year was the Senior Engineer for ABC Classic FM in Sydney for the over 11 years.

He has engineered many thousands of studio and concert recordings, and direct radio and TV broadcasts. Andrew's work has been credited internationally on major labels, including ABC Classics, Hyperion, Deutsche Grammophon and Universal. It include discs with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and West-Australian Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, Australian World Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Broadcasts have included major ensembles and touring international soloists, such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO), Australia Ensemble, Bill Risby Trio, Borodin Quartet, Elision Ensemble, Halcyon Ensemble, Mike Bukovsky, Selby and Friends, Howard Shelley, James Ehnes, Vladimir Ashkenazy, The Song Company, amongst countless others.  Andrew's engineering work for various festivals around Australia is widely respected, including the Sydney International Piano Competition, Musica Viva, Huntington and Canberra International festivals, and the Australian National Piano and Singing Competitions. 

Andrew was a tutor in the “Words About Music” music journalism/radio broadcasting  programme for 8 years and this will be his second year as part of “Sound Production” programme.


ARTICLE: By Gabrielle Ruttico