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.
John Davis | CEO
John Davis is CEO of the AMC, a position he has held since July 1995, although he has worked in the organisation since 1989. He has an extensive knowledge of Australian contemporary music, and has worked as a performer (jazz and classical), composer, and administrator. He holds a Master's degree in Creative Arts (Music Composition) from Wollongong University, and has been active in the new music community through his work with AMC, having developed strong relationships with composers, performers and ensembles, and music institutions and organisations. He has also been active in establishing strong relationships internationally, representing Australia as Vice-President of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC), and the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM).
Judith Foster | Music Resources Manager
Judith has been with the Centre since 1995, and has over 30 years experience working as a librarian in a diverse range of libraries including those in arts, education and tourism organisations. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, along with librarianship qualifications. She sings in the gospel choir Café of the Gate of Salvation of which she has been a member since its inception in 1986.
Anni Heino | Editor, Communications and Resonate
Anni is a Finnish-born journalist and musicologist with a Master's degree in Social Sciences. Formerly Head of Classical Music at the Finnish Music Information Centre in Helsinki, she came to Australia in 2001. She worked initially as a freelancer, managed a community technology centre, and joined the AMC in 2008. Her other activities include articles for the print media, program notes, pre-concert talks, some design and radio work. In March 2008, ABC Books published Talking to Kinky and Karlheinz, a collection of interviews with musicians, edited by Anni. She runs and sings for fun.
Jane Aubourg | Music Resources Assistant
Jane has been with the AMC since May 2011 and is currently studying composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She writes, records and performs with violin and electronics, as well as playing electric violin with cabaret rock band Sophie Hanlon and the Falling Empire. Jane also loves making clothes, costumes and all things crafty, as well as getting muddy in her garden with her two beagles.
Rebecca Cernec | Sales Coordinator
Rebecca started working at the AMC in 2010 as a Production Assistant. 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. In 2015 she commenced a postgraduate Marketing degree at the University of Technology Sydney and she also teaches flute in the nearby Hills Shire. Away from work, Rebecca enjoys playing the flute and is slowly renovating a townhouse.
James Lee | Music Resources Coordinator
James joined the AMC in February 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and a Graduate Diploma in Screen Composition from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Since 2004 he has worked as a freelance composer, orchestrator, copyist and cellist on a wide range of projects including feature films, musicals, concert works and albums. He also admits to a nerdy penchant for reading fantasy novels.
Liz Wilson | Membership Manager
Liz joined AMC in 2017. She has worked in the arts for over 20 years in the UK and Australia for arts funding bodies, local authorities, in schools and tertiary education, and as a freelance Arts Administrator. She is a committed cellist with the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra and has a newly minted MA in Communication Management from UTS, together with a rather older BA from Cambridge University.
Elizabeth Jigalin | Production Assistant and Digital Archivist
Josephine Macken | Production Assistant
Oscar Smith | Production Assistant
Photographs © Bridget Elliot or the Australian Music Centre