Karina Aveyard is a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in the Department of Media and Communications. Her publications include the book The Lure of the Big Screen: Cinema in Rural Australia and the United Kingdom (2015), and the edited collections Watching Films (2013) and New Patterns in Global Television Formats (2016). She is the current Book Reviews Editor for the journal Media International Australia (published by Sage).1 Articles

Multi-award winning Australian trumpeter Eugene Ball has received widespread national and international recognition throughout a professional career that has featured performances with some of the biggest names in music. Eugene is also a prolific composer, music director and arranger as well as an in demand educator. Eugene currently lectures at Melbourne Polytechnic, Melbourne University Faculty of VCA and MCM, and Monash University.14 Articles

Dan Bendrups is a trombonist and ethnomusicologist, and works in research development and education as a member of the RED Team, Graduate Research School, La Trobe University. He has parallel interests in research and performance, and has published over 50 works relating to music and culture in the Asia-Pacific region.3 Articles

Gwen Bennett is the author of 'More Than Music', a biography of Kenneth Tribe AC (2011). During two decades in classical music radio she had varying roles as producer, presenter, program planner and manager of ABC Classic FM. She sat on boards of 2MBS FM, the Australian Music Centre, Roger Woodward’s Sydney Spring Festival, Music Studies at the University of Sydney and chaired judging panels for APRA/AMC Awards and Lowin Prizes.29 Articles

Daniel is a composer, sound and new media artist currently residing in Sydney. He has worked in a variety of creative, academic, research and teaching contexts, and is currently lecturing into the composition and music technology department at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. www.danielblinkhorn.com3 Articles

David Bollard is well-known as pianist, teacher, writer, lecturer, adjudicator, examiner, broadcaster and editor. He has toured to some thirty countries, made numerous recordings and held important posts at various Australian universities. He holds degrees in languages and music. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania.4 Articles

Margaret Caley is a Brisbane-based violinist specialising in Baroque violin. In recent years she has performed in the Brisbane Baroque Festival with the Orchestra of the Antipodes, in a live broadcast for ABC Classic FM with Resonance Duo, and in numerous festivals and concerts around Australia with Austral Harmony, Arioso Chamber Ensemble, Alchemy and the Badinerie Players. Previously Margaret studied baroque violin with Lucy van Dael at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, The Netherlands, after completing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in violin performance in Australia with Spiros Rantos, Tor Fromhyr and Jan Sedivka. She has been President of the Early Music Society of Queensland since 2016, and is an Instrumental Music teacher with Education Qld. Articles

For fifty years John Clare has been predominantly freelance writing for most prestige Australian publications, as well as Town and Queen and other magazines in England. He has published four books and had poetry read on the ABC and BBC.37 Articles

Pianist and composer Chris Cody has performed and recorded internationally for the last 25 years while based in Paris. He has headlined at many international festivals including Paris Quartiers d’Eté, London, Rome, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Marciac, Nantes, and Algiers. Nine CDs of his music have been released on international labels and he has collaborated on over 30 other albums. He has had many important commissions and has composed the music for eight films, and several TV and Radio documentaries.18 Articles

Joseph Cummins is a musician and academic based in Sydney. He has published articles on Australian music, literature, and culture, and is currently completing a doctoral project in this field. He also leads the band 'Lines of Flight', and performs with many other jazz/world/noise groups around Sydney.49 Articles

Kwong Lee Dow AO, has been Professor and Dean of Education, and Deputy and then Vice-Chancellor, all in the University of Melbourne. He has conducted Reviews for the Commonwealth and Victorian governments, has been Vice-Chancellor of the (then) University of Ballarat and has been a Council member of Bond University. He is presently a Council member of the University of Tasmania. Long ago, he was a clarinettist in the early years of the Australian Youth Orchestra.1 Articles

Peter Dunbar-Hall was a member of the Music Education staff of Sydney Conservatorium of Music until his retirement in 2011. His research covers Australian Aboriginal music, the history and philosophy of music education, and music and dance in Bali. He is a member of the Sydney based Balinese gamelan group, Sekaa Gong Tirta Sinar.1 Articles

Houston Dunleavy is a freelance composer and conductor. He is Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong and Musical Director of the Sydney Male Choir. His music has been performed in Australia, the USA, the UK, France, China, Taiwan, Italy, Puerto Rico and Thailand. He is published by Publications by Wirripang. houston@houstondunleavy.com5 Articles

Gavin Franklin is a jazz pianist and educator who is currently a teacher in the Generations In Jazz Academy at Mt Gambier, S.A. He has written a treatise on the recorded improvisations of the American trumpeter, Woody Shaw.22 Articles

Dave Goodman is the drummer with some of Australia’s most important jazz ensembles - Ten Part Invention, the Kevin Hunt Trio, Warwick Alder’s Jazzgnostics and the Matt Keegan Trio. He has worked with a long list of luminaries - both Australian and international - including Joe Lovano, Bob Berg, Bernie McGann, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Vince Jones, Mike Nock and Mark Isaacs. Dave holds a PhD from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney.3 Articles

Blair is well known as a musician, composer, producer and teacher. He has studied the music of West Africa, North India and Cuba amongst others, and currently plays in the West African band, Keyim Ba, based in Sydney. He has recorded and produced many CDs for various artists and also tours with Musica Viva in Schools.4 Articles

Michael Hannan is a composer, performer and music researcher. He is the author of Peter Sculthorpe: His Music and Ideas (UQ Press, 1982), The Australian Guide to Careers in Music (MCA/UNSW Press, 2003) and The Music of Richard Meale (Wildbird, 2014). Hannan is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Southern Cross University.37 Articles

Robyn Holmes is Senior Curator at the National Library of Australia1 Articles

Shane Homan is Associate Professor and head of communications and media studies at Monash University. He is a music/cultural policy researcher who recently completed a report on the Australian music recording sector for the Australia Council.2 Articles

Simon Hukin is a professional brass musician. He studied performance at the ANU, and has played around Australia. He now pursues music and politics in Canberra, and is interested in working with political leaders to build support for the arts. He has written for several publications as a freelance arts critic.1 Articles

Anthony Linden Jones is a musicologist and composer. He is a research fellow with the National Film and Sound Archive, and the director of an a cappella community choir, Chorella, based in the Hawkesbury area. He teaches (variously) at the Eora Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, School of Audio Engineering, and the University of Technology. Articles

Gordon Kerry is a composer and author.25 Articles

Richard Letts is a writer, researcher, advocate for music. He founded The Music Trust, the Music Council of Australia (now Music Australia) and was President of the International Music Council. He has lived and worked in Australia and the USA.1 Articles

D L Lewis lectures in academic studies at the Australian Institute of Music. His lecturing interests are popular music, roots music and popular culture. He is also a mandolinist, guitarist and bassist in various bands with a musical experience spreading over 20 years.9 Articles

David Mayocchi has worked in the arts and education sector in Brisbane since the 1990s. He is currently Executive Manager in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland and has written reviews for a range of publications. Articles

Noel Mengel is a Brisbane author and music writer. His novel RPM won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for best unpublished manuscript in 2010 and was published by University of Qld Press in 2011. He received the Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award at the Qld Music Awards in 2016. He is a judge in the Australian Music Prize and his band, River Heads, released the Cinders album this year.

Tony Mitchell teaches cultural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the editor of Global Noise: Rap and Hip Hop outside the USA (Wesleyan University Press, 2001), co-editor of Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia (Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 2008), and co-editor with Glenda Keam of Home, Land and Sea: Situating Music in Aotearoa New Zealand. (2011).14 Articles

Lindy Morrison OAM played drums with The Go-Betweens and Cleopatra Wong. Lindy then worked as a community musician around Australia, performing in or directing shows. She has been the elected Artist Director of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia since 1993. She lectures on Copyright in VET and Universities. Lindy is the National Welfare Coordinator for Support Act Ltd, the registered charity for music industry professionals in need.3 Articles

Alistair Noble is a pianist, composer and musicologist. He has performed extensively in recitals around Australia, and made many broadcasts for ABC radio. His compositions have been performed in Australia and North America. Alistair’s primary research area is later twentieth-century music, with a special focus on the work of Morton Feldman.21 Articles

Joe O’Connor is an improvising pianist and composer based in Melbourne. His work explores the intersection of jazz and Western art music. He has won the National Jazz Award (2013) and the Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Musician of the Year (2014).7 Articles

Ben O’Hara has taught music industry business at a number of institutions across Australia including the Sydney Institute of TAFE Ultimo, EORA College, and JMC Academy in Sydney and Melbourne. He is currently the senior educator in Music Business at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne. Ben has worked in music publishing and licensing as well as event and artist management. He runs his own booking agency, Flower Pot Entertainment Productions, specialising in children¹s and family entertainment. Ben is completing a PhD at Monash University.1 Articles

Steve Paraskos is a studious Perth-based artist from Murdoch University and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He is a composer, improvisor, producer and performance artist with his non-idiomatic approach garnering multi-award winning film scores and contemporary dance works. He is currently developing large-scale spatial music.2 Articles

Thomas Reiner is a composer, writer and producer based in Melbourne. He coordinates music composition and has designed a PhD program in research-based composition at Monash University. He is the founder and artistic director of the contemporary music ensemble ‘re-sound’, which has made a substantial contribution to the presentation and promotion of Australian work. thomas.reiner@monash.edu2 Articles

Tim Rollinson is a guitarist and composer based in Sydney. He has written and released two albums: Cause and Effect and You Tunes. Tim is a founder member of the band Dig and has a jazz-electronica project, The Modern Congress. He studied at the NSW Conservatorium and Sydney University. Tim is teaching at AMPA and Macquarie University. Email: Articles

Professor Deirdre Russell-Bowie PhD has retired after lecturing in Creative Arts Education for thirty seven years and has authored a prolific number of creative arts books and other publications. Her website offers teachers free creative arts resources developed from her many resource books.1 Articles

Aaron Searle is a saxophonist and composer who has performed with many of Australia’s leading jazz bands and musicians. He has appeared on numerous recordings and leads a jazz quintet. Aaron has composed music for film, theatre, television and radio. He has a Master's degree in Music Education.2 Articles

Elizabeth Silsbury is Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Flinders University of SA. She sat on the first Music Board, Australia Council from 1973-76, and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Australian Opera 1977-94, a record she holds with Robin Gibson of Brisbane. She is Chief Music Critic of The Advertiser, Adelaide, and SA correspondent for Opera (London), and writes also for Music in Australia.20 Articles

Inge Southcott was a medico for ten years before joining Opera Australia (full-time chorus and minor principal artist) until 1995. She teaches singing in Armidale. In 2010 she was awarded a MMus in vocal pedagogy from the University of Sydney. Her research was about how singers hear themselves and the use of recordings as a pedagogical tool.33 Articles

Mandy Stefanakis lectures in music education at Deakin University. She has authored books and articles and loves composing. She is a life member of the Association of Music Educators, a member of The Music Trust Advisory Council and conducts interviews with musicians and filmmakers for the National Film and Sound Archive.47 Articles

Dr Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg is an applied medical ethnomusicologist. Her research focusses on Australian Aboriginal choral singing and music, health and wellbeing. She is also a research development professional at The University of Sydney. Her other research interests include ethics in ethnomusicology and open access research practices., ORCID: Articles

Dr Julja Szuster is a musicologist and currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide. Australia. Her research interests are 17th Century Italian music and the cultural life in colonial Australia. She is managing editor of the Journal of Music Research Online, published by the Music Council of Australia.1 Articles

John Weretka has taught courses on the history of music in the Renaissance and the Baroque and the theory of music for the University of Melbourne and on the art, architecture and urbanism of Rome from the Renaissance until the mid-eighteenth century onsite in Rome. He holds qualifications in mediaeval history, musicology, art history and theology and is undertaking research for a PhD in architectural history at the University of Melbourne, as well as advanced study in Latin. John’s performance experience includes appearances over three years in the plainchant projects of e21. He is the director of the chapel choir of Queen’s College at the University of Melbourne.20 Articles

Peter Winkler is a composer, record producer and a leading practitioner in community and world music. He was the Music Director of the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Paralympic games and is the Music Director of REM Theatre and the LATT Theatre in Seoul, South Korea.30 Articles

Toby Wren is a composer and guitarist who teaches jazz at the Queensland Conservatorium where he is also completing a PhD on intercultural improvisation. He has produced five CDs of his original compositions and improvisations and is known for his collaborations with South Indian Carnatic musicians. Email: Articles