Reviewers

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


Loretta Barnard is a freelance writer and editor who’s penned two non-fiction books for children and ghost written two memoirs. She’s co-author with her father of Bob Barnard’s Jazz Scrapbook: a pictorial memoir and editor of Jottings of a Jazzman: Selected Writings of Len Barnard. A contributing writer to a wide range of reference books, she’s a regular columnist on music and the arts for a number of websites. Her latest book is Kindred Chords: Australian Musical Families. @loretta_barnard5 Articles


Katelyn Barney is a Senior Lecturer in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at The University of Queensland. She is also an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow. Her research focuses on collaborative music research with Indigenous performers and facilitating pathways from undergraduate study to Higher Degrees by Research for Indigenous Australian students. She is Managing Editor of the Australian Journal of Indigenous Education and edited the book Collaborative Ethnomusicology: New Approaches to Research between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.1 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.55 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. www.margaretcaley.com.au4 Articles


Ann Carr-Boyd AM is a free-lance composer living in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Her musical output ranges widely from orchestral music to mandolin music and many works for solo and ensemble music. She has also written about Australian music and musicians in numerous articles for dictionaries and magazines and has contributed to radio programs on these subjects.1 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.40 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.35 Articles


Roger Cui is an Australia/Germany based concert pianist with a wide variety of repertoire ranging from all styles of Western Classical to Chinese traditional music for keyboard. With education in China, Australia and Germany, Roger has concertised in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. His performance has been broadcasted by radio stations in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, U.S.A., P.R. China and Italy. Roger currently is a Yamaha sponsored European artist and holds a Guest Principal Pianist position with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Roger is also the Artistic Executive at the Black Note Production (formerly Ladybug Studio) in Hamburg.3 Articles


Joseph Cummins is an early career academic and musician. He is the author of books The 'Imagined Sound' of Australian Literature and Music and Reckoning With the Past: Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature (co-authored with Ashley Barnwell) and teaches literary studies at Deakin University. His performance and recording interests encompass free improvisation, jazz, ambient and electronic musics.84 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


Jane Edwards, soprano, commenced her professional career as a member of The Song Company. She has performed for every major Australian festival and all our symphony orchestras. She appears on numerous solo recordings and film soundtracks. Jane has a strong commitment to vocal pedagogy, having held lectureships at Sydney Conservatorium, Wollongong University, and, most recently, UTas.12 Articles


Dr Mace Francis is a composer/musician. Since 2005 he has toured and recorded regularly with his 14-piece Mace Francis Orchestra, receiving an APRA Professional Development Award, the Italian "Scrivere in Jazz" composition prize, the 2015 APRA/AMCOS Jazz Work of the Year and a finalist in the Freedman Jazz Fellowship (2010) for his compositions. Mace is currently the artistic director of the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and festival director of the Perth International Jazz Festival.


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.46 Articles


Dobbs Franks is an American conductor/pianist who first came to Australia in 1960 to conduct the Australian premiere of West Side Story. He became a resident in 1979 and has conducted all the Australian symphony orchestras, the Australian Opera and the Australian Ballet. He and his wife, Ruth Pearl, violinist, were a sonata team for over 40 years all over the world.2 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


Christopher Hale is recognised as “one of the most unique and respected musicians in Australia” (Glam Adelaide), an “Australian jazz heavyweight and a brilliant, groundbreaking composer” (Rhythms Magazine), and is known as one of the country’s foremost exponents of the bass guitar. He was awarded the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship in 2012.4 Articles


Michael Halliwell is Associate Professor of Vocal Studies and Opera, University of Sydney1 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.59 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


Andrea Hull has had senior positions in the arts over a decades long career. She is currently the Chair of the Melbourne Recital Centre, is a recent Chair of the ABC Advisory Council, former Deputy Chair of the National Museum of Australia, former board member of the MTC, Arts Centre, and NGV. She was the CEO of the VCA, the CEO of the WA Department for the Arts and a Director at the Australia Council.1 Articles


Mark Isaacs is an internationally-acclaimed composer, pianist and conductor in classical music and jazz. He has composed over 100 concert works, including three symphonies, and has received several major composition awards. In jazz, he has recorded and toured worldwide, including with some of the artform’s most legendary international figures, releasing many acclaimed albums on prestigious international and Australian labels. markisaacs@optusnet.com.au6 Articles


Martin Jackson has been involved in Melbourne’s contemporary jazz scene for over 40 years, with 37 years as manger of the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative which he founded in 1982. Commencing as a saxophonist, he was employed as a part-time Secondary Music classroom teacher for more than three decades, but had simultaneously undertaken other roles including radio broadcaster; music writer; national entrepreneur of international artists; venue proprietor and co-ordinator; Victorian Jazz Co-ordinator; and, record producer. He produced the 1992 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, founded the Melbourne Women’s Jazz Festival in 1997, and organised over 35 Australian tours by international artists.1 Articles


Sydney-born percussionist Adam Jeffrey was Principal Timpanist with the Estonian National Opera from 2014-18 and performed and toured with ensembles such as the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Verbier Chamber Orchestra and the Estonian Festival Orchestra. After ten years in Europe, he returned and now performs as a Guest Principal with the SSO, MSO, with Synergy Percussion and others, and as a conductor with a range of ensembles.1 Articles


John Jenkins is a prize-wining writer and author/co-author or editor of more than 17 books. A much-traveled former journalist and sessional academic, John has presented master classes in Singapore and Ireland. His latest book, Poems Far and Wide, appeared from Puncher and Wattmann in 2019. He is currently completing a collection of short stories and ‘Quadrella of Novellas’.2 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. sydney.academia.edu/AnthonyLindenJones17 Articles


Rafael Karlen is an award-winning composer, saxophonist, and arranger based in Sydney. Rafael’s music has been performed by small jazz groups, rock and pop ensembles, big bands through to chamber orchestras and string quartets. He has performed throughout Australia and New Zealand, and in Canada, Cambodia, England, Scotland and Sweden.15 Articles


Gordon Kerry is a composer and author.45 Articles


Tamara Kohler is a flutist specialising in new music performance. She is Co-Artistic Director of Melbourne-based contemporary ensemble Rubiks Collective and frequently performs internationally with leading new music ensembles. Tamara’s practice includes improvising, directing, curating, podcasting and teaching. Tamara divides her time between London UK and Melbourne AUS.4 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.2 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


Former French and Music teacher, now co-editor and book review editor of The French Australian Review, Elaine Lewis founded the Australian Bookshop in Paris in 1996. Publications include translations of French poetry (La traductière, 2002–2013, Etchings, 2009), Let’s Celebrate Music, 2 vols, (Educational Supplies,1988), Left Bank Waltz, (Random House Australia, 2006) and educational material, articles, reviews and book chapters.17 Articles



Paul Mason is an experienced music professional, who has worked in broadcasting, live music and government. From 2009 - 2019 he was the Director of Music at the Australia Council or the Arts overseeing federal funding for music. In 2000 he established the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap) a federally funded initiative that connects broadcasters with musicians and record labels. He was a board member of Sydney’s Radio FBi 94.5 from its establishment to the year 2000 when the station was awarded its permanent broadcast licence. Between 2004 - 2007 he was President of Music NSW. Paul has also delivered technology projects for the ABC, programmed live music venues and festivals and worked as a musician. He is currently a board member of Sydney’s City Recital Hall and advises a number of musicians and music organisations.2 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. d.mayocchi@uq.edu.au38 Articles


Dr Katrina McFerran is Professor of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne and has a strong commitment to young people who have had adverse experiences. Her book Building Music Cultures in the Schools is written for all school professionals who want to use music as a way of providing support for diverse students.1 Articles


Timothy McKenry is a Professor of Music at Australian Catholic University1 Articles


James McLean is a drummer, improviser, and academic living and working in Melbourne. He has released multiple recordings for solo drumset; is featured in the ensembles of jazz luminaries such as Andrea Keller, Eugene Ball, and Paul Williamson; and recently completed his PhD at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.1 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.45 Articles


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.5 Articles


Stephen Mould is a Sydney-based conductor, coach, writer and teacher, who has worked in opera houses in Europe, America, Asia as well as Australia where, over 13 years he worked for Opera Australia as conductor and Head of Music. His current research centres around the notion of opera curation and the historical contexts of conducting. Dr Stephen Mould is Senior Lecturer in Conducting and Operatic Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney.20 Articles


Ian Muldoon has a varied background academically; professionally, he has been both an RAAF Squadron Leader and a high school History/English/Drama teacher. Jazz has provided inspiration, joy, and company far better than his own since 1945 when he first heard Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Dizzy Gillespie; he has been author of many articles on the music.2 Articles


Eric Myers currently writes on jazz for The Australian newspaper. He was previously the inaugural jazz critic for the Sydney Morning Herald 1980-1982, and jazz critic for The Australian 1983-1988.2 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).18 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


Art Phillips is a multi-award winning composer, with two Emmy’s, gold and platinum RIAA record awards and a multitude of screen music awards for feature films, documentary, advertising and television series. He began his music career in LA where he was one of the top recording session guitarists and was musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator on live concert tours for a number of world-renowned artists. He is the longest standing President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (2001-2008). Art owns and operates 101 Music Pty Ltd®, a successful music production label with representation in over 85 territories. He is also Deputy Chair of the Academic Board of the Australian Institute of Music, among other academic appointments.1 Articles


Philip Pogson originally trained as a classical musician in Australia and The Netherlands before leaving music for a career as an executive and then consulting. He is the Managing Director of The Leading Partnership, a strategy and governance advisory firm, and is Joint Managing Director of a music production company that presents concerts, commissions new music and undertakes recordings. He has been Executive Producer for eight CDs.18 Articles


Pianist Alex Raineri (b.1993) is a sought after recitalist, chamber musician, concerto soloist, curator and educator. He appears nationally and overseas with several of the worlds leading soloists and nurtures a penchant for commissioning and presenting Australian music. Alex is the artistic director of the Brisbane Music Festival.21 Articles


Alex Raupach is a trumpeter, improviser and composer. He leads a Sydney-based quartet featuring Steve Barry, Tom Botting and Alex Hirlian, and has recently relocated from Melbourne to his native Canberra to work as Program Manager at the Canberra International Music Festival in a mentorship with Artistic Director Roland Peelman.5 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


Hugh is an arts administrator, recordings consultant, marketing guru and writer. Previously label manager at ABC Classic and ABC Jazz, and prior to that manager of Sydney's iconic classical record store Fish Fine Music, Hugh is currently Marketing Manager for the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra and a freelance consultant for a number of different artists. Equally at home in a sweaty punk show as a classical concert, Hugh is passionate about ensuring classical and art music survive and thrive in the 21st century.2 Articles


Jenna Robertson is a Scottish-Australian soprano, performance maker and creative producer. As a soprano she has performed in leading operatic roles, recitals and soloist with orchestras Australia-wide. As a contemporary performance maker of opera and other multi-art form works, Robertson’s work leverages diverse knowledge and vulnerability to inspire individual action on complex issues. Jenna is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and one of the 2021 Australia Council for the Arts Future Leaders. www.jennarobertson.com2 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: timrollinson@optusnet.com.au5 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 artsMMADD.com 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


Clarinettist Ashley William Smith is a laureate of several the Australian industry’s most prestigious prizes including the APRA Performance of the Year, the Music Council of Australia Freedman Fellowship, an ABC Symphony International Young Performer Award, and a Churchill Fellowship. A graduate of Yale University, the University of Western Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music, Ashley is an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia where he is the Head of Winds and Contemporary Performance.3 Articles


Inge Southcott practised medicine for 10 years before pursuing singing at a professional level. She was with OA for 6 years (F/T chorus, minor principal) until 1995. Nowadays, she teaches singing in Armidale, performs, conducts, adjudicates, and dabbles in the visual arts. She holds the following degrees: MBBS, BMus, MMus (Vocal Pedagogy) and BFA (Hons).56 Articles


Mandy Stefanakis is completing a PhD in music composition at the University of Newcastle. She lectured in Music education at Deakin University and prior to that was Director of Music at Christ Church Grammar School and Essex Heights Primary School. She is a member of the Advisory Council of The Music Trust, Assistant Editor of the Trust’s e-zine Loudmouth, past-President and a Life Member of the Association of Music Educators. She lectured in music education at the University of Melbourne where she received her Master of Education degree. She has contributed to many arts curriculum initiatives and conducted professional development to assist implement these curricula over several decades. Mandy is the author of the Australian music focused education kits, Turn it Up! She has conducted extensive interviews for the National Film and Sound Archive, is an avid composer and her obsession with piano and cello continues.99 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. muriel.swijghuisenreigersberg@sydney.edu.au, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2337-79623 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



Mary Travers is an independent consultant and a music presenter with the Live at the Village concerts in the Blue Mountains. A 30 year arts career has included business manager of the Sydney Dance Company, consultant to theatres, writers and visual arts organisations, arts agencies, executive director of the national arts advocacy body Arts Action: Australia and director of National Arts Week. Mary worked with Donald Horne on a number of projects for Ideas for Australia, the NSW Centenary of Federation, and Arts Action: Australia.1 Articles


Stuart Vandegraaff is a multi-instrumentalist reeds performer specialising in saxophones and Arabic nāys. A bandleader, composer, music educator and former broadcaster, Stuart is known particularly for his work in the intercultural and improvised music sphere. He is co-founder and music director of intercultural ensemble Masha’s Legacy and member of the Zela Margossian Quintet. www.svmusic.com.au12 Articles


Liam Viney is Head of Piano, and the Director of Research at the University of Queensland. He is active as a soloist, collaborative musician and teacher. He is a member of the Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo and the White Halo Ensemble. Before his appointment at UQ Liam was on the piano faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, and completed his Doctorate at Yale University.


Henry Vyhnal is a music teacher, performer and commentator. He has played and recorded with a wide variety of musicians including Nick Cave, Stephen Cummings and Joe Camilleri during the explosion of Australian original music in the mid to late1970’s. Henry is accomplished in a variety of musics including classical, country, jazz, world music and punk.2 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.52 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.45 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: toby@tobywren.com.3 Articles


Originally from Perth where he had an extensive career as a freelance musician, Aaron is now an assistant lecturer at The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University. He is a violist, violinist, conductor and programmer. As a member of the Decibel New Music ensemble, he not only performs with the group but is also the developer of their animated graphic notation software for the iPad, the Decibel ScorePlayer.1 Articles


Miriama Young is Acting Head of Composition, Lecturer in Music, University of Melbourne1 Articles