Mr Adam Manning

Mr Adam Manning

Associate Lecturer

School of Creative Industries

Career Summary

Biography

Adam Manning was born on Awabakal Country and has Kamilaroi kinship. He is a musician, artist, producer/ researcher, educator, and the Conservatorium Coordinator at the University of Newcastle, NSW.

Newcastle Conservatorium Coordinator

In this role, Manning has introduced several new cutting-edge music-making programs and recently secured a three-million-dollar funding agreement with the NSW Department of Education, which is the first of its kind for the University of Newcastle. 

Producer/Researcher 

Manning produced Newcastle's first VR music concert, Newcastle's first 360 live stream performance, facilitated and documented Australia's first music and robotics workshop for school-aged students and produced a series of social collaboration works with prominent Australian artists. He has published research papers with Claremont University, USA, and has presented Indigenous narrative yarning techniques and their transfer to artistic collaboration at Monash University, Melbourne. 

Educator 

In 2010, Manning received an Excellence in Teaching award from Queensland’s Nudgee College, and in 2016, was awarded a UON Excellence in Teaching. He has led Nudgee College and Newcastle Conservatorium Percussion Ensembles to victory at the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod and currently lectures into the Bachelor of Music program.

Artists 

His artworks are located in government Social Service buildings in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Bendigo. He has commissioned art works and social infrastructure designs through Port Stephens Council. Manning's art combines traditional and modern patterns and has learnt from elders who attend the Guparr Aboriginal Men's Shed. 

Musician 

He is endorsed by a leading US percussion instrument maker: Latin Percussion and has trialled instruments for Roland and released over eight albums through major labels. He has performed and recorded with James Morrison, Kieth Carlock (Sting/John Mayer), Bruce Mathiske, John Paul Young and the All-Stars, Lachy Dooley. Additionally, Manning has over 70,000 views on his YouTube channel, and over 400,000 social media views. 

For more information: https://www.adammanning.info




Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Music (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Learning & Teaching (Secondary, University of Southern Queensland

Keywords

  • Music Performance
  • Music Production
  • Rhythm
  • STEAM
  • VR
  • Yarning

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
360305 Music technology and recording 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Manning A, 'The Journey and Satisfaction of a Project with a Social Purpose', The Elephant's Leg Adventures in the Creative Industries, Common Ground Research Networks, Champain Illinois 333-333 (2021)

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 English H, Manning A, Besseny A, 'The Future in their Imaginations: Music and Robotics School Holidays Program for School-Aged Children Holidays Program for School-Aged Children', The STEAM Journal, 4 1-8 (2020)
Co-authors Helen English
2020 Manning A, 'Using A Phone To Create Music With A Digeridoo', The STEAM Journal, 4 (2020)

Review (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Manning A, '2014: Adam Manning, The Best of Both Worlds - Electric-Acoustic Percussion Set-Up (2014)
2014 Manning A, '2014: Adam Manning, Real-time Percussive Mashup, Roland How To (2014)

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Manning A, See ZS, Egglestone P, Pati D, '360 Live at The Conservatorium: How do Musicians New To a 360-Performance Geometry Re-Contextualise Their Art?', University of Newcastle (2020)
Co-authors Zisiang See, Paul Egglestone
2019 Manning A, 'Yarning as an approach to music making: Reflections on two recent cross- cultural performance collaborations 2019: 42nd MSA National Conference Conflict-/-Collaboration 18 Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance', Monash University Melbourne (2019)

Creative Work (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Manning A, 1788 Captains Call for Snare Drum, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWdjfktBEP8 (2021)
2021 Manning A, Guparr Aboriginal Mens & Youth Shed, https://www.guparr.com (2021)
2021 Manning A, Guitar Artistry, The Street Theatre Canberra, The Street Theatre (2021)
2021 Mathiske B, Manning A, Bruce Mathiske Live in Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens (2021)
2021 Manning A, Rhythmic Acknowledgement: Worimi & Awabakal Country, The University of Newcastle, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4GtwvKjrPE (2021)
2020 Manning A, Life's a pattern: relax, YouTube, YouTube (2020)
2020 Manning A, The Patterns of Yarning, Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH7-aJvMhd4 (2020)
2020 Manning A, Letting Go, YouTube, YouTube (2020)
2020 Manning A, 360 Live at the Con, Newcastle Conservatorium, YouTube (2020)
2019 Manning A, Music and Coding (2019)
2019 Manning A, Drums and Beyond, The Lock Up (2019)
2019 Manning A, Live In Concert at Clarence Valley Conservatorium (2019)
2018 Manning A, Live at the Underground: AM Project (2018)
2018 Manning A, HSC Music Day, Newcastle Conservaqtorium, Newcastle Conservatorium (2018)
2018 Manning A, HSC Music Day, Newcastle Conservaqtorium, Newcastle Conservatorium (2018)
2017 Manning AM, Sound Awareness, https://www.amazon.com/Soundawareness-Bruce-Mathiske/dp/B0754GLKHJ (2017)
2017 Walker SKA, Halton R, De Dona J, Allan C, Crosby R, Crosby B, Manning A, Baroque and Beyond #2 - Sally Walker, Rosalind Halton and the Nova Praetorians., Univeristy of Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2017)
Co-authors Jose Dedona, Christopher Allan
2017 Manning AM, Sound Awareness, https://www.amazon.com/Soundawareness-Bruce-Mathiske/dp/B0754GLKHJ (2017)
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Other (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Manning A, 'Adam Manning Artist Educator Website', (2021) [O1]
2018 Manning A, 'Newcastle Music Festival Live Stream', (2018) [O1]
2018 Manning A, 'Music and Robotics', (2018) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $14,896

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20201 grants / $14,896

ECR Inclusive Transformative Technology Scrum$14,896

Funding body: Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Benjamin Matthews (Lead), Dr Rewa Wright, Mr Zi Siang See, Dr Jamin Day, Ms Shanna Fealy, Dr Donovan Jones and Mr Adam Manning

Scheme Strategic Network and Pilot Project Grants Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
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News

Virtual concert set to transform performance possibility

July 19, 2019

The University of Newcastle will host Newcastle’s first ever virtual concert this week, as students test the boundaries of immersive performance.

Mr Adam Manning

Position

Associate Lecturer
School of Creative Industries
College of Human and Social Futures

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