Dr Graham Sattler began his career as an orchestral trombonist, became a singer specialising in opera and music theatre, and consolidated with a move into conducting and artistic direction prior to commencing research in the field of community music activity. He holds a Diploma of Operatic Art and Music Theatre, a Master of Performance in Conducting and PhD in Music Education (Sydney University).
From 2001 to 2012 Graham was Director of the Orange Regional Conservatorium, and from 2007 to 2011, was engaged in the design and delivery of the Associate Degree in Music Education program at Charles Sturt University. Graham regularly presents at international Music Education and Arts Health conferences, and has carried out fieldwork in Australia, North America and Bolivia.
He has worked as both trombonist and singer with the Australian Opera; vocal soloist with symphony orchestras in Sydney, Tasmania, West Australia, Auckland and Chengdu; and as a choral, orchestral and music theatre conductor. Graham is currently Executive Director of Mitchell Conservatorium and casual academic with Central Queensland University. He designs and delivers professional learning music courses for classroom teachers and is a partner in SOQ, creating and performing contemporary Australian Art Song in a variety of collaborative configurations.