He has composed orchestral music for the BBC, Symphony Australia, and several youth orchestras; chamber music for ensembles in Australia, Britain, Germany, the USA, Sweden and Russia; and a number of choral and vocal works.

Gordon Kerry studied composition with Barry Conyngham and has held fellowships from the Australia Council, Peggy Glanville-Hicks Trust and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He lives on a hill in north-eastern Victoria.