Izaak Wesson

Izaak Wesson


  • The University of Western Australia (M427), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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I am a conductor, musicologist, and music librarian working in Research Publication and Data Services at UWA. Since 2018, I have held a variety of positions in the University Library, IT, and at the Conservatorium of Music. As a musicologist, my interests include the works of John Adams, minimalism, medievalism, contemporary opera, and the cultural history of the high male voice. 

Outside of UWA, I maintain an active profile as an orchestral and operatic conductor. I am an alum of the WASO Emerging Conductor’s Program, and the Melbourne Youth Orchestra's Conductor Development Program. As a music librarian, I have undertaken substantive roles with Perth Symphony Orchestra, St George’s College, and am regularly engaged to provide orchestral library services in a freelance capacity. 

Education/Academic qualification

Musicology, Master of Music (Research), The Medievalism of John Adams's El Niño, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 20 Feb 2023

Musicology, Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Music, Sounding Archaic Mystery and Devotion: The Countertenor in the Biblical works of John Adams and Peter Sellars, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 11 Dec 2020

French Horn Performance, Bachelor of Arts (Music Studies, Music Specialist Studies), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 16 Dec 2019

External positions

Music Director, South Side Symphony Orchestra

Sept 2023 → …

Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

2023 → …

Music Director, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Western Australia

Jul 2021May 2023

Founder & Artistic Director, Perth Orchestra Project

May 2017 → …


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