Dr Jade O'Regan

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Biographical details

Dr Jadey O'Regan teaches into the Bachelor of Music Studies (Contemporary Music Practice) program. In 2014, she was awarded her PhD, which focused on the development of the distinctive sound of the Beach Boys between 1962 and 1966. Her research interests include the musical analysis of pop music, empirical musicology, and the development of visual representations to best represent the unique qualities of popular music. As a musician and songwriter, Jadey wrote, arranged, played, and produced music for her group Jane Vs World; more recently, she has worked as a session keyboardist and performing musician, playing with Michael Carpenter, The Whitlams, Perry Keyes, and Adam Gibson.

Teaching and supervision

I teach into the following courses at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music:

  • MUSC1401 Contemporary Music Practice 1
  • MUSC1402 Contemporary Music Practice 2
  • MUSC2403 Contemporary Music Practice 3
  • MUSC2404 Contemporary Music Practice 4
  • MUSC3405 Contemporary Music Practice 5
  • MUSC3406 Contemporary Music Practice 6
  • MUSC1300 Popular Music Ensemble
  • MUED4006 Popular Music Studies
  • MUSC3601 Contemporary Music Making
  • MUSC2622 Music in the Sixties
  • MCGY1030 This is Music

Associations

  • IASPM-ANZ Member
  • APRA-AMCOS Member

In the media

Deconstructing "Humble" by Kendrick Lamar on LNWY by Jadey O'Regan & Tim Byron (2018)

Host at the Sydney Writer's Festival(2018)

Baby Shark: The Toddler Tune Taking Over your World at the BBC (2018)

Deconstructing "The Weekend" by SZAon LNWY by Jadey O'Regan & Tim Byron (2017)

Notes on Synaesthesia: How Seeing music Changes Everything by Jenny Valentish in the Sydney Morning Herald (2017)

Public Talk: the Entire History of Pop in an Hour at Mojo Records bar for Sydney Univeristy'e Raising the Bar event. Click here to listen to the talk. (2017)

Q and T: Why is the bit in Hall and Oates "It's a Laugh" at 2:47 so good? at Daily Review/Crickey (2015)

Presentations:

Everything's Heavy Underground! The Role of Enforced Creative boundaries in the Music of Ben Folds Five at the Sydney Conservatroium (2018)

Keep Fishin': A Study of Hooks in Popular Music at IASPM-ANZ in Hamilton, NZ (2018)

Public Talk: The Entire History of Pop in an Hourat Mojo Records bar for Sydney Univeristy'e Raising the Bar event.Click hereto listen to the talk. (2017)

The Strange History of Ben Folds' "Rock This Bitch": The Song That Doesn't Exist at IASPM-ANZ (2017)

Everything's Heavy Underground!: A Study of instrumentation in the Music of Ben Folds Five at IASPM-ANZ (2015)

Keep an Eye on Summer: Towards a Visual Musicology (Updated) at popMAC in Liverpool, UK (2013)

Major Chords and Minor Themes: Nerds and Nostalgia in a Short Study of Power Pop Music (1990-2004) at IASPM-ANZ in Brisbane (2013)

Keeping an Eye on Summer: Towards a Visual Musicology at IASPM-ANZ in Hobart (2012)

If Everyobody Had and Ocean: The Lifecycles of 1960s Surf Music at POPCAANZ in Auckland, NZ (2011)

Won't Be Long Til Summer Time is Through: The Beach Boys and the California Myth at POPCAANZ, Sydney (2010)

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • O'Regan, J. (2016). When I Grow Up: The Beach Boys' Early Music. In Philip Lambert (Eds.), Good Vibrations: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective, (pp. 137-167). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Carter, P., Englander, S., Munarriz, A., O'Regan, J., Simonow, E. (2015). 'Can't Keep it to Myself': Exploring the Theme of Struggle in the Fleet Foxes' 'Helplessness Blues'. In R. Von Appen, A. Doehring, D. Helms, A. Moore (Eds.), Song Interpretation in 21st-Century Pop Music, (pp. 213-229). Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing.
  • O'Regan, J. (2014). Payola. In William Forde Thompson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences: An Encyclopedia. California, USA: Sage Publications. [More Information]
  • O'Regan, J. (2014). Rock Concerts. In William Forde Thompson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences: An Encyclopedia. California, USA: Sage Publications. [More Information]

2016

  • O'Regan, J. (2016). When I Grow Up: The Beach Boys' Early Music. In Philip Lambert (Eds.), Good Vibrations: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective, (pp. 137-167). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2015

  • Carter, P., Englander, S., Munarriz, A., O'Regan, J., Simonow, E. (2015). 'Can't Keep it to Myself': Exploring the Theme of Struggle in the Fleet Foxes' 'Helplessness Blues'. In R. Von Appen, A. Doehring, D. Helms, A. Moore (Eds.), Song Interpretation in 21st-Century Pop Music, (pp. 213-229). Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing.

2014

  • O'Regan, J. (2014). Payola. In William Forde Thompson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences: An Encyclopedia. California, USA: Sage Publications. [More Information]
  • O'Regan, J. (2014). Rock Concerts. In William Forde Thompson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences: An Encyclopedia. California, USA: Sage Publications. [More Information]

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