Australian Music Centre staff
The Australian Music Centre is fortunate in having a highly motivated team of staff, many of whom have been with the organisation for several years. AMC staff have developed a high level of specialist expertise, which enhances the organisation's ability to provide a high standard of service.
Catherine Haridy | CEO
Cath stepped into the role of CEO at the Australian Music Centre in July 2021. Previously, she has actively advocated for managers and their artists as the Executive Director of the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), as well as being a former Board Member and Chairperson. Cath manages and has been A&R for some of Australia's most successful artists. She is a currently a Board member of Music Victoria, and a past Board member of Support Act and the Community Broadcasting Foundation, as well as an APRA Ambassador and AMP Award Patron.
> Read more about Catherine Haridy's recent appoinment as the AMC's new CEO from July 2021.
Meeghan Oliver | Librarian | ATSI Lead
Meeghan joined the AMC in 2019, bringing with her over ten years of specialist library experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies, along with qualifications in music business administration and sound engineering. Meeghan has a keen interest in many genres of music and has played in punk and rock bands for well over 20 years. She currently plays bass guitar in an alternative rock trio called Hoax Trinket, and an experimental electronica act Deprogram.
Jane Aubourg | Music Resources Assistant
Jane has been with the AMC since May 2011. She composes, creates installations, and plays violin/viola/objects with Sydney new music collective 'the music box project'. She has studied composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, as well as media arts and philosophy at the University of Wollongong. She loves gardening, making things, and baking sourdough.
Rebecca Cernec | Sales Coordinator
Rebecca joined the AMC in 2010. In 2012 she completed a Bachelor of Music (Hons I) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and, in 2013, took over the role of Sales Coordinator at the AMC. She has previously worked as a research assistant, music copyist and has vast experience in high-end jewellery sales. She also operates a music tutoring business in Western Sydney. Away from work, Rebecca enjoys playing the flute and is slowly renovating her home.
Dr Joanna Drimatis | Music Education Specialist
Dr Joanna Drimatis is a highly-respected champion of Australian music and contemporary classical music, contributing comprehensively through her output as a conductor, performer, musical director, researcher and educator.
After initial studies in Music Education and Violin Performance, Joanna completed a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin (Violin/Orchestral Conducting). In 2009, Joanna graduated with a PhD in Musicology from the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Her thesis research focused on Symphony No.1 by Australian composer Robert Hughes and was awarded the University of Adelaide’s inaugural Doctoral Research Medal. Her research, focusing on the music of Australian composers Robert Hughes and Raymond Hanson, has been given national attention through radio broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and in Peter McCallum’s book, The Centenary of the Con.
As Music Director of the Christchurch Youth Orchestra and Conductor for the Adelaide Youth Orchestra association, Joanna initiated numerous collaborations, commissions and premieres, with select performances broadcast on NZ Concert FM and ABC Classic. As a violinist/violist Joanna has played professionally as an orchestral musician both in Australia and overseas.
Joanna is currently Music Director/Chief Conductor of the Beecroft Orchestra. In 2020 Joanna was awarded an APRA AMCOS Art Music Luminary award for her advocacy, programming and performance of Australian music.
Krista Tanuwibawa | Communications and Marketing Manager
Krista joined the AMC in January 2022 after over five years as a marketer in the live performance sector, having most recently worked at City Recital Hall, Belvoir, and Musica Viva Australia. Krista graduated from the University of Western Australia after majoring in Music Studies and Marketing, and is currently pursuing a Master of Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney.
Nicholas Astill | Production Assistant
Josephine Macken | Production Assistant
Eamon Roche | Production Assistant
Rohan Shead | Production Assistant
Photographs © Bridget Elliot or the Australian Music Centre