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Carolina Triana

Carolina is an experienced project manager specialising in the arts, culture and community development sectors. She has held a number of positions in a wide range of government and not-for-profit organisations, including Musica Viva, Sydney Latin American Film Festival, Sydney Story Factory, and the Ministry of Culture of her native Colombia. Carolina is the Arts and Culture Coordinator at Settlement Services International, a state-wide organisation that provides services in the areas of humanitarian settlement and asylum seeker assistance in NSW.

Carolina holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Salamanca University (Spain) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management from the University of South Australia.

Cat Hope

Cat Hope is a Civitella Ranieri and Churchill Fellow, and her opera Speechless won an Australian Art Music Award in 2020. Her 2017 monograph CD Ephemeral Rivers (Hat[Art]Hut) won the German Record Critics prize that year, when Gramophone magazine called her “one of Australia’s most exciting and individual creative voices.” She has been awarded the Hamburg Institute of Advanced Studies 2022 Research Fellowship, and is the Australasian partner in the worldwide European Research Council Digital Scores project. Cat is Professor of Music at Monash University in Melbourne.

Catherine Lyons

Catherine Lyons is Chair of the School Music Action Group in Victoria.

Catherine Strong

Catherine Strong has a PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University Her thesis looked at grunge music and collective memory, and has since been published as Grunge: Music and Memory with Ashgate (2011). She has published on the gendered aspects of popular culture, and has also done research on the women's movement in Australia. Her current research is on cultural memory and gender in Australian popular music. She is currently the Chair of the Australia-New Zealand branch of IASPM. Her most recent book is the edited collection Death and the Rock Star (with Barbara Lebrun, Ashgate 2015.).

Catherine Threlfall
Cathy Stone

Cathy Stone is Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Humanities & Social Science, University of Newcastle. Cathy Stone consults with Country Universities Centre in her capacity as an independent consultant and researcher. She is also a researcher/author in other work cited within this article.

Catriona May
Celia Craig

Celia Craig is the Principal Oboe of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Past President of the Australian Double Reed Society and Lecturer in Oboe at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide. She often performs as guest artist in other major Australian symphony orchestras. Before moving to Australia with her family in 2006 she was Principal Cor Anglais of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and performed regularly as guest principal with most UK symphony orchestras.

Charisse Ede

Board member DRMC, journalist AAP.

Charles MacInnes

Charles MacInnes was born in 1966 in Perth. He grew up in Hamilton in Western Victoria where his parents were both teachers. While still at primary school he began clarinet lessons with visiting saxophonist Graeme Shilton, and switched to trombone at Hamilton High School (now Baimbridge College), where he learnt from trumpeter Roger Sullivan. Charles began bass trombone studies with Eric Klay at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1984, and was appointed to the position of Principal Bass Trombone with the Opera Australia Orchestra in Sydney in 1985. He moved to Hamburg in 1989 to study with Joachim Mittelacher at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater, and held a Praktikant position with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He returned to Australia in 2000, and was Head of Brass at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from the end of 2009 until the end of 2011. He completed a Master of Composition there in 2014, followed by a PhD on improvisation in contemporary art music under the supervision of Thomas Reiner and Paul Williamson from Monash University. For the Music Trust he has recently written articles on the TV series Wakefield and acoustic ecologist R. Murray Schafer.

Chris Bonnor

Chris Bonnor is a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development.

Chris Bowen

Chris Bowen is the CEO of Music Australia

Chris Cody

Chris Cody is a pianist and composer who has performed and recorded extensively around the world for the last 30 years while based in France. He has headlined at many international festivals and a vast array of concert venues throughout the USA, Europe, Africa and Australasia. He has worked with musicians including Roy Hargrove, Herb Geller, Sunny Murray, Carla Bruni, Michel Jonaz, Marcel Azzola, Tina Arena, Annie Whitehead, Rhoda Scott, Rick Margitza, and Jason Marsalis.

He has released eleven CDs of his music on international labels and collaborated on over thirty other international albums. He has written for theatre, dance, cinema, radio and TV.

His latest work Astrolabe, a jazz suite for 12 instruments was released in March 2020.

Christina Ballico
Christopher Chow

Simpsons Solicitors, Sydney.

Christopher Nicholls

Christopher Nicholls is the CEO of the Symphony For Life Foundation, which has the purpose of establishing El Sistema programs nationally in Australia. As of October 2016 it is working towards establishing its first programs, in Sydney’s western suburbs.

Christopher Sainsbury

Christopher Sainsbury is Senior Lecturer Composition, Australian National University

Christopher Sonn

Entertainment Assist and the Victoria University

Clair Shaw

Education Editor, The Conversation

Claire Edwardes

Internationally acclaimed percussion soloist, chamber musician and artistic director of Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes has been described by the press as a ‘sorceress of percussion performing with ‘spellbinding intensity’ and ‘graceful virtuosity’. Her award-winning performances combine a theatrical energy with charismatic and original interpretations bringing to life the varied array of music she performs. Claire is the only Australian musician to win the ‘APRA Art Music Award for Excellence by an Individual’ three times (2016, 2012, 2007), was the recipient of a recent Australia Council and a Freedman Fellowship and the winner of numerous European (resident there for seven years) instrumental and percussion competitions as well as 1999 Australian Young Performer of the Year. Recently appearing as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Myer Music Bowl and on Play School to an audience of thousands of children, Claire is passionate about percussion and new sounds being widely disseminated.

Colin Offord

Colin Offord is an inventor and builder of musical instruments, a composer, a performer.

Commonwealth of Australia
Creative Arts Alliance
Daniel Gregory

Daniel Gregory completed a PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University. He now holds a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany.

Daniella J. Forster

Daniella’s research applies philosophy and theories of ethics to teacher education and draws from a wide range of empirical and scholarly sources to explore pre-service and serving teacher beliefs about and experiences of (1) moral complexity in teaching and (2) programs, policies and pedagogies to develop educative dialogue about the ethics of teaching in the profession. She leads the Educational Ethics: Dilemmas of Diversity group ( Her most popular paper, Codes of Ethics in Australian Education: Towards a National Perspective can be found here:

Danielle Ranshaw