An internationally renowned composer, conductor and performer, Mr O’Boyle was awarded the Order of Australia in 2015. Sean has collaborated with artists such as The Whitlams, Kate Ceberano, Tommy Emmanuel and James Morrison, and has written and produced music for more than 150 albums. The former artist-in-residence at Moravian College in the United States is now looking forward to helping talented musicians – both vocal and instrumental – turn their passion into sustainable careers at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he has recently taken up the role of Artistic Director of Music.

Sean O’Boyle’s compositions have been performed and or recorded by all of the major Australian orchestras and by European Orchestras including; Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique Divertimento, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and by North American orchestras including the Dallas, Tacoma, Lexington, Atlanta, Spartanburg, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

“I am honoured to take on the role of Artistic Director at ASPIRE. Peter Luff and the team at ASPIRE steered the inaugural festival to great accolades and I look forward to building on this success as we head towards July 2019”