Graham began his career as an orchestral trombonist, became a singer (opera and music theatre), and then consolidated with a move into conducting and artistic direction. He holds a Diploma of Operatic Art and Music Theatre and a Master of Performance in Conducting (University of Sydney). From 2001 until 2012, he was Director of the Orange Regional Conservatorium, responsible for developing lifelong learning programmes and establishing partnerships with schools and universities, cultural organizations and youth, aged and disability services in central western NSW. From 2007–2011 Graham was engaged in the design and delivery of the Associate Degree in Music Education course offered through Charles Sturt University (Australia), where he held appointments as Adjunct Lecturer and Subject Coordinator. Involved in Ph.D. research (sociocultural development through group music activity) since 2008, he regularly presents at Music Education and Arts Health conferences and has carried out fieldwork in Australia, the United States, Canada and Bolivia. In January 2014 Graham will take up the appointment of Executive Director, Mitchell Conservatorium (NSW, Australia).