Drummer, Percussionist, Composer, Teacher, Sound Artist, Producer and Entrepreneurial Leader


17 – 19 December
So Good a Thing “a celebration of the music of Judith Clingan”

Gary France performed as part of this three day festival.

13 – 16 November
Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2013

Gary France will attend the world largest gathering of drummers and percussionists in his role as member of the Board of Directors as well as President of the Australia Chapter.

10 – 12 November
Gary France in Residence at University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
7 November
ANU / RMC Combined Band Lunch Time Concert

The Band of the Royal Military College,Music Director – Major Dan Hiscock, Duntroon is joined by students and staff of the ANU School of Music including the ANU Chamber Choir for a Lunchtime Concert. Special guest artists include Peter Tregear and Gary France. 12:30pm Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music.

17 October
Sudhana’s Steps Canberra Premiere Lunch Time Concert ANU School of Music


9 October
Sudana’s Steps: World Premiere Performance
3 October
Ode To Music

Concert: featuring students and faculty of ANU School of Music. Suite for Solo Drumset and Percussion Ensemble, David Mancini soloist Sean Connaughton with ANU DRUMatiX Percussion Group, Gary France-Director.

1 October
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue # 8

October 2013 Issue Online “E” edition

29 September – 1 October
XIX National ASME Conference 2013

“Move to the Beat of a Different Drummer” Trends in the delivery of instrumental tuition for a changing landscape” DRAFT Abstract: The proliferation of information on the world wide web requires today’s emerging musicians to routinely sift through a complex reticulation of ever present media hype and spin as they attempt to discover the “truth” with regard to musical sensibilities. In this session, ANU Associate Professor of Music Gary France will reveal new approaches to individual and group tuition in instrumental music through the use of web delivery tools such as Moodle 2 and recent trends in Music Laboratory’s.

20 – 22 September
From a Black Sky World Premiere Performance

Gary France will perform the as percussionist in the world premiere of From a Black Sky composed by Sandra France. Street Theatre Canberra

31 August

AUSTRALIAN PERCUSSION EISTEDDFOD 2013 Gary France will participate as Adjudicator.

24 – 25 August
Australian Ultimate Drummers Weekend Melbourne Australia.

Gary France will participate as chair of adjudicator panel for 2013 of the “Best Up and Coming” Drummer. More details to follow.

14 August
MSO Snare Drum Award 2013

Gary France adjudicator panel for 2013

1 July
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue # 7

Gary France Features Editor: Digital Issue

30 June
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Sydney NSW

NSW Day of Percussion The Australian Percussive Arts Society would like to invite you to the 2013 NSW ‘Day of Percussion’. This exciting event will be an opportunity to gather students, teachers, professionals and aficionado’s together for a day of presentations, masterclasses and performances from a wide range of percussive genres! VENUE: Sydney Grammar School Enter ‘Day of Percussion’ from Stanley St Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

23 June
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Brisbane Qld
11 – 12 June
Dave Weckl 2 Day Intensive
18 – 19 May
PAS Day of Percussion, Perth Western Australia

Sunday 19 May 2013 at the WA Academy of Performing Arts 2013 Eisteddfod An eisteddfod in two categories is held annually. The Eisteddfod is adjudicated by Gary France (Chapter President) and Louise, with winners (and prizes!) announced during the Day of Percussion. The 2013 Eisteddfod will be on Saturday 18 May at the Handa Studio, WA Academy of Performing Arts.

16 May
Canberra International Music Festival Sounding The Shine Dome
15 May
CIMF A Musical Offering A Love Supreme 12:00 pm

A Love Supreme John Mackey SAX, Gary France PERCUSSION and friends

14 May
CIMF A Musical Offering DRUMatiX Gary France Dir. with guests JB. Smith and Charles Martin PERCUSSION 10:00am
13 May
Canberra International Music Festival Sounding the Arboretum
11 May
Canberra International Music Festival The Great South Land

Peter Sculthorpe The Great South Land * PREMIERE (CIMF 2013 COMMUNITY COMMISSION ) Quiros: Andrew Goodwin TENOR, Mendana: Alexander Knight BASS, Dona Ysabel: Christina Wilson MEZZO SOPRANO, Dona Ana: Greta Bradman SOPRANO ANU School of Music Chamber Choir, Oriana Chorale, Canberra Choral Society (Bengt-Olov Palmqvist choral direct or), Canberra Festival Orchestra with the ANU School of Music Faculty & students including DRUMatiX directed by Gary France, Dir. Roland Peelman.

28 April
1 January
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue 5 January 2013

PERCUSscene Magazine Issue 5 January 2013 Articles by Features Editor Gary France