The Australian composer and multi-media artist, , Frank Millward (Roderick Francisko Millward), studied partially for Bachelor degree in Economics at the University of Queensland (1971-1972). He obtained his Bachelor of Art degree in in Performance and Teaching from Queensland Conservatorium in 1977; his Master of Art degree in Music Composition from the City University of New York in 1981; and his PhD in Music & Technology from the University of Queensland in 2001. Performance Education: trumpet student of Geoff Spiller; organ student of Robert Boughen; piano student of Ruth Loxton; Member of the Queensland Youth Orchestra (trumpet) (1976-1977, 1965). Education: Student of Howard Davidson (Queensland Conservatorium, 1975-1977); Student of Myron Fink and Ruth Anderson (CUNY, Hunter College, 1980-1981); Student of Charles Dodge (CUNY, Brooklyn College, 1980-1981); PhD Supervisors Professor Phillip Bracanin & Professor Malcolm Gillies (Queensland, 1997-1999).
Frank Millward is a multimedia artist whose work explores cross-disciplinary relationships between technology, science and art where attention is given to the use of sound and abstract moving image in the production of interactive forms in live performance. This can be experienced through his compositions, performances for film, TV, recordings, theatre, site-specific and multimedia productions. His work forces a convergence of sound and abstract moving image in interactive live performance where the voice in its many manifestations is an integral component. He combines audio art, sound design, jazz, orchestral and electro-acoustic genres with still, animation and other moving image forms - working in collaboration with producers, festivals, theatre companies, established and emerging film-makers, performance artists, directors, writers, choreographers and designers. His work is recognised as being innovative and highly emotive. He teaches and writes about Digital Media, Sonic Art and Performance.
Frank Millward was a senior lecturer in composition (0.5) School of Music, Kingston University (1999-2002) Jazz and Popular Music pathway leader. Teaching duties: Composition, Jazz Theory Improvisation, Jazz History and Jazz Arranging, specialist lectures in MA, Composing for Film and Television, Interdisciplinary Project supervision. Director of Big Band – Director of Electro Acoustic Research Ensemble - EAR - Director of VOX choir. Teaching Hong Kong courses, music technology and theory 2000-2004.
Frank Millward is currently Professor of Music in the School of Fine Art, Kingston University, London - member of senior management and research active in the areas of knowledge exchange, creative audio visual practice and as an academic writer. Produces works for film, TV, theatre, site specific performance and multimedia productions, combining visual material with sonic art, jazz, experimental, orchestral and electro-acoustic forms. Member of Digital Media Kingston Development group; teaching and administration in the School of Fine Art - BA(Hons), MA and PhD supervision and seminars; writing andimplementing new courses; pastoral care of students; mentoring staff research.