The Music Trust congratulates the following people on receiving public recognition on Australia Day 2021 through the national honours awards. Thank you for your contributions to Australian music and musical life.
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Emeritus Professor Kathryn MARSH NSW For distinguished service to music education as an academic, researcher, author and mentor, and to professional musicological societies.
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Professor Robert Arthur CONSTABLE Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 For significant service to music education, to performance, and to composition.
Ms Lorrae DESMOND MBE Runaway Bay QLD 4216 For significant service to the performing arts as an actor, entertainer and singer.
Ms Lindy HUME Tathra NSW 2550 For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to opera.
HONORARY MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr Antoni Robert BONETTI QLD For significant service to the performing arts as an orchestral conductor and musical director.
MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr Danzal BAKER Redfern NSW 2016 For service to the performing arts as a singer and musician.
Dr Robert Michael BRAHAM WA For service to choral music.
Mr Lino Domenic BRESCIANI Toorak VIC 3142 For service to the performing arts, and to young singers and musicians.
Mr Aldo FEDEL Potts Point NSW 2011 For service to choral music as a conductor and director.
Mr Mark GINSBURG Lindfield NSW 2070 For service to the Jewish community, and to music.
Mr Graeham GOBLE VIC For service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and producer.
Mrs Christine Joan HALBERT Rose Park SA 5067 For service to the history of Australian rules football, and to music.
Mr Brian Francis McMENNEMIN Bendigo VIC 3550 For service to music through brass bands.
Mrs Merrin ROSS North Nowra NSW 2541 For service to the performing arts, particularly to musical theatre.
Mrs Suzanne (Sue) Constance THOMPSON Chapel Hill QLD 4069 For service to music education in Queensland.
MEDAL (OAM) IN THE MILITARY DIVISION
Warrant Officer Class One Paul Richard DAVIES For meritorious service in Band Sergeant Major positions, as a Career Advisor in the Directorate of Soldier Career Management – Army, and as Regimental Sergeant Major – Australian Army Band.
Warrant Officer Class One John Robert FRANKLIN For meritorious service as the Band Sergeant Major of the Band of the 1st Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery.
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.