Since completing his degree in music at Melbourne University in 1993, Rod Ennis has enjoyed a varied and successful career as a professional musician. He has worked as a producer, composer, arranger, performer (keyboards, trumpet, french horn), music director and educator for over 18 years.
Career highlights include 3 years as music director of the Melbourne University School of Music Big Band, 9 years as lecturer in music at Salisbury TAFE, 7 years as music director with the Uniting Church in South Australia and 10 years as co-music director and arranger for Paradise Carols by Candlelight, which attracts crowds of up to 20,000 people.
He has performed with national recording artists David Campbell, Guy Sebastian, Paulini Curuenavuli, David Hobson, John "Swanee" Swan, Emily Williams, Lisa Edwards, Naomi Eyers, Jayne-Anne Power, Trace Canini and Andy Seymour.
Rod has performed with many high profile Adelaide bands, including Supernova, "The Roots" Jill Scott tribute show featuring Charmaine Jones, the amazing "Gospo Music" ensemble, and the Michael Buble Tribute show "Sway".
Rod has composed and arranged an extensive portfolio of music for a wide variety of ensembles ranging from brass quartet to big band. He has orchestrated and played on nationally aired advertising jingles for Sean Timms and won advertising industry awards from the Adelaide Art Directors Club. His horn arrangements can be heard on the internationally released albums of Unitopia, Paradise Community Church, and Southside Christian Centre.