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Stuart is a Lecturer of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Stuart is a Western Australian composer, performer, and audio engineer who has been previously commissioned to write works by the ABC, Decibel Ensemble, Tetrafide Ensemble, the WASO New Music Ensemble, percussionist Louise Devenish, and visual artist Erin Coates. Stuart's work has also been performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Michael Kieran Harvey. Stuart has studied composition with American composer Allison Applebaum, British composer Anthony Payne (BBC), Roger Smalley, Nigel Butterly, Lindsay Vickery, and Cathie Travers. Stuart won the state finals of the ASME young composers’ competition, won the Dorothy Ransom composition prize whilst at UWA, and has also been nominated for Australian Music Centre Awards for his percussion pieces Temperaments and Kinabuhi | Kamatayon. Stuart also works as a full-time lecturer as part of the composition and music technology course at WAAPA, and operates his own commercial recording studio, The Soundfield Studio, recording and mixing notable artists including ShockOne, Kele Okereke, JMSN, Ta-ku, Loston, Jamie Page, and many others. Stuart also recently received his doctorate for research in spatial audio, spectral synthesis, and wave terrain synthesis.