Jim Coyle is a Sydney-based music educator and composer. As a composer, he has worked with some of Australia’s finest musicians including the Sydney Sinfonia and Sydney Brass, and has been commissioned to write works for musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has also written music for some of Australia’s least experienced musicians, notably his opera for primary school children, The Selfish Giant.
Jim Coyle is in demand as a leader of professional development for music teachers and of masterclasses for student composers. He completed his PhD in 2018, writing a thesis on Benjamin Britten's music for young performers, and now lectures full-time at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.