Recipients of Honours for contributions to music
”Congratulations from The Music Trust to the following recipients and our gratitude for your contributions to our musical life.
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr Andrew Alexander BRIGER
770 New South Head Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029
For distinguished service to the arts, particularly to orchestral music performance as a leading conductor, and as founder of the Australian World Orchestra.
Mr David WALSH
MONA, Berriedale Tas 7011
For distinguished service to the visual arts through the establishment of the Museum of Old and New Art, and as a supporter of cultural, charitable, sporting and education groups.
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Ms Filippina Lydia (Tina) ARENA
PO Box 597, Surry Hills NSW 2010
For significant service to the music industry as a singer, songwriter, and recording artist, and as a supporter of charitable groups.
Ms Carolyn Jan BOWEN
Mosman NSW 2088
For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to youth orchestral music performance, and to the community.
Mr Noel Herman CISLOWSKI
65 Darling Street, Roseville NSW 2069
For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to speech and drama, to music, and to a range of community organisations.
Mr Craig Steven HASSALL
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to opera, ballet and theatre, through executive, advisory and administrative roles.
Mr Shane Michael HOWARD
PO Box 200, Port Fairy Vic 3283
For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, to the recording industry, and to Indigenous musicians.
Dr Ralph Harold HULTGREN
Newmarket Qld 4051
For significant service to the arts, particularly music education, as an academic, composer and publisher, and to professional organisations.
Ms Sally MAYS
30 Landseer Road, New Malden, Kingston-Upon-Thames KT3 5NH, United Kingdom
For significant service to the performing arts as a leading solo pianist, accompanist and composer, to music education, and as an editor.
Dr Nicholas Christopher MILTON
Sydney NSW 2000
For significant service to the arts, particularly to classical orchestral music performance, as a musician, conductor and artistic director.
Mr Joseph TAWADROS
Newtown NSW 2042 For significant service to music as an accomplished oud performer, composer and recording artist.
MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr John Ruthven BUCHANAN
21/2 Dawes Road, Belrose NSW 2085
For service to jazz music, and to the broadcast media.
Mr Graham William CALDERSMITH
12 Main Street, Comboyne NSW 2429
For service to musical instrument making.
Mr Keith Duncan FORD
4 Apsley Court, Mill Park VIC 3082
For service to music through brass bands.
Mrs Margaret Lillian GRIFFITHS
Mornington Vic 3931
For service to music education.
Mr Kevin John HILLIER
20 Talara Court, Frankston Vic 3199
For service to music through military and brass bands.
Mr Paul Cameron HOLLEY
Nathan Qld 4111
For service to choral music, particularly in Queensland.
Mrs Mary Elizabeth JAMISON
PO Box 951, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
For service to music, and to the community of Coffs Harbour.
Mr Gerald William KEUNEMAN
11 Wellman Street, Box Hill Vic 3128
For service to music, and to the community.
Mr Brian Cameron NIVEN
Heathmont Vic 3135
For service to the pipe band movement, and to the community.
Mr Peter Bruce NOBLE
Lennox Head NSW 2481
For service to live and recorded music, to tourism, and to the community.
Mr David John REID
10 Ayrbank Avenue, Stonyfell SA 5066
For service to orchestral and choral music in South Australia.
Mrs Ailsa Margaret STACY
For service to the community through music.
Mrs Robin Dorothy THOMPSON
Orange NSW 2800
For service to music, and to the community of Orange.
Dr Paul Raymond WHITING
Pennant Hills NSW 2120
For service to the community through choral music.
Richard Letts, 26 January 2016. For a statistical comparison between successive Honours lists, including a significant decline in the number of Honours related to music, see Honours Statistics
Dr Richard Letts AM is the founder and Director of The Music Trust, founder and former Executive Director of the Music Council of Australia (now Music Australia) and Past President of the International Music Council. He has held senior positions in music and culture in Australia and the United States, advocated for music and music education, conducted research, written policy documents, edited four periodicals, published four books and hundreds of articles.