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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Gordon Kerry is a composer and author.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robyn Holmes is Senior Curator at the National Library of Australia
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.
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).