Warmest congratulations to those listed below on your award of Australian Honours. Your contributions to Australian musical life are of great value and now are recognised by the nation.
The mailing addresses of most awardees are included in the listing. Readers are encouraged to send their personal congratulations.
The list is by far the smallest that we can remember. There are two possibilities: that there were few nominations or that music nominees were not recognised. Citizens can make nominations and The Music Trust urges readers to take things into their own hands. The Music Trust itself is making two sets of nominations each year.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Mr Graham John FEAR
Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
For significant service to the community through support for a range of clinical music therapy, social welfare, and children’s charities.
Mr Sean Michael O’BOYLE
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018, United States of America
For significant service to music as a composer, conductor, musician, performer and musical director.
Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM)
Mr Ashley Vaughan ARBUCKLE
PO Box 2651, Mount Claremont WA 6010
For service to the performing arts as an artistic director and classical musician.
Sister Veronica Anne GALLAGHER
55 Woodford Street, Maclean NSW 2463
For service to music education, and to the Catholic Church in Australia.
Mr Mike JACKSON
17 Rayleigh Avenue, Queenscliff Vic 3225
For service to the performing arts as a musician, composer and entertainer.
Dr Margaret Jean PRIDE
Winthrop WA 6150
For service to the performing arts, particularly through choral music.
Mr John Ernest ROSS
PO Box 743, Albury NSW 2640
For service to music as an educator, musician, and choral director and composer.
Mrs Doris Winifred ROWLAND
Unit 18, Amala, 200 Woodcock Drive, Gordon ACT 2906
For service to music education as an eisteddfod convenor and teacher.
Richard Letts, 27 January 2015.
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.