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 40 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. She joined the AMC in 2008. Prior to this, she worked as freelance journalist, managed a community technology centre in rural NSW, and worked at the Finnish Music Information Centre in Helsinki as their Head of Classical Music. She has published numerous articles about music, edited a collection of interviews (Talking to Kinky and Karlheinz, ABC Books 2008), and co-written a book The Song Remains the Same (Black Inc. 2019) with her husband, Andrew Ford. She walks the dog, runs and sings for fun.
Meeghan Oliver | Library / Music Resources Officer
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.
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.
Elizabeth Jigalin | Production Assistant and Digital Archivist
Josephine Macken | Production Assistant
Oscar Smith | Production Assistant
Rohan Shead | Production Assistant
Photographs © Bridget Elliot or the Australian Music Centre