Arts facilitation and Commissions

As a composer Michael Whiticker has had a major career internationally and in Australia. As well as a wide range of composition commissions, in Australia he has been full-time composer-in-residence with bodies such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera, and a range of community organisations and festivals. He has a long history of working closely with dance and theatre companies as a collaborative creative musician and has also composed a number of film scores and designed a range of sound installations for galleries and museums.
Fellowships and Residencies (a selection) Residencies – University of Wollongong, 1999; Melb. Symph. Orch., 1992–93; Berlin Senate, 1991; Council of the City of Sydney, 1991; Korean Government ICS Fellowship, 1990; Sutherland Shire Council, 1986 and 1988; South-West Metropolitan Arts Council, Bankstown, 1985; Trinity Grammar School, 1985. Fellowships - Darmstadt International Summer Course 1988, 1990; DAAD Fellowship, Berlin, 1989; Goethe Institute Scholarship 1983.
Prizes and Awards
Sounds Australian Award, 1991; FAC Award, 1989; International Hambacher Prize, Germany, 1987; 2nd prize, International Composition Competition of the City of Monchengladbach, Germany, 1985; 2nd prize, Alfred S. White Award, 1985: Conservatorium Association Award, 1985; Patenring Scholarship, Darmstadt, 1984;. Raymond Hanson Prize, 1982.
Major International Performances (a selection)
Selected to represent Australia at the Paris Rostrum in 1991 and 1994; the Asian Composer's League Festival in 1992 and 1993; the Bourges Electronic Music Festival in 1991; the Stockholm Electronic Music Festival in 1990; the Darmstadt International Summer School in 1984, 86, 88 and 90;the ISCM World Music Days, in 1985.

Commissions (a selection only)
Les Coucous Benevoles 1994; Harry Sparnay, 1993; Song Company, 1991; Simone Young 1991; Elision, 1987, 89, 91; Duo Contemporain,1989; Sydney Chamber Choir, 1989; Swedish Government, 1988; Aust. Opera/Shell Australia, 1987; Aust. Chamber Orch.,1986; Synergy, 1986.