Professor Kenneth Lampl is stepping down as head of the Australian National University’s School of Music after two years in the role. Lampl, who took the position in February 2017 after a period in which the school was without a permanent Head following the shock resignation of Peter Tregearin 2015, will continue to teach at the School of Music.

“Professor Lampl’s decision to step down was his own,” a spokesperson for ANU said in a statement. “The University is delighted to retain Professor Lampl’s exceptional vision, talent and wealth of composition experience as an academic and teacher.”

Ken Lampl Kenneth Lampl. Photo © Australian National University

“While I am proud of my achievements as Head of School of Music, the reason I came to the ANU was to build a Composition for Film and Video Game Program and to be a part of the growing film and video game industry in Australia as a professional composer,” Lampl said in a statement. “I am particularly excited to be returning to my main passion and focus at ANU: teaching the art of film and video game composition, and developing new and innovative techniques to be...

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