Board

Associate Professor Anita Collins

Director – Education and Research
B.Mus (ANU), Grad Dip Ed (UC), MEd (Deakin), PhD (Melbourne)

Anita is currently Associate Professor of Music and Arts Education at the University of Canberra and has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Australian National University.

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Charles Young

Director – Education and Research

Charles commenced his headhunting career in 2005 after working in the online Industry for 10 years. He worked for and co-founded a number of companies specializing in online media sales, web development and consulting, Internet Ad-Serving, AI, Data processing and search engine development.

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Clive Hines

Director – Licensing

Clive’s musical background began in London, England where he grew up. His father c/o produced The Beatles first single in Hamburg, Germany and then went onto play keyboards in a band with Jimmy Page and chart topping band Unit 4 + 2 who had a number 1 record with ‘Concrete and Clay’.

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David Ticconi

Director – Fundraising

David has international experience in commercial, sales, network arenas. David is a digital media expert and sales gun, he knows the media buying agencies from the top down, via these channels we have potential access to most big brands and marketing budgets.

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Katharina Dimtscheff

Director – Chairman
B.A. LLb. (Melb)

Since 1978 Katharina has been appointed to Chairman of the Small Claims Tribunal, Fair Rents Tribunal, Credit Tribunal, ABC Promotions Appeals Tribunal, Melbourne City Council Promotions Appeals Tribunal, Crimes Compensation Tribunal and Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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Nanda Pillai

Director – Secretary

Nanda began his career in headhunting in 2005 after 17 years in the technology sector in the Asia Pacific region.

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Professor Felicity Baker

Director – Music Therapy & Research
Ph.D., M.Mus., B.Mus(Hons), G.C. (Higher Ed)

Professor Felicity Baker is Professor of Music Therapy and Associate Dean (Academic) at the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne.

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Rory Clark

Director – Marketing | Jazz Pianist
B.Des. (Monash), MA Marketing (RMIT)

Rory has developed a fine reputation as a pianist and arranger known for rich harmonic chord structures, melodic ideas and strong time.

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Will Furphy

Director – Innovation and Technology

Will founded and heads up Technique – a marketing technology firm in Melbourne, Australia. In other ventures over the last 5 years, Will exited his first software startup and also begun work on a technology startup in the solar space.

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Ambassadors

Frederick Cullen OAM

Veterans Program Ambassador

Ivanhoe RSL president since 1957, Dunlop Board member and World War 2 Veteran.

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Robert Winther OAM

Veterans Program Ambassador

Robert, has worked with the Veteran Community for his whole career, having commenced work with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 1966.

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Hugh Halliday

Australian Ambassador

After graduating in 1962 from the Corona Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Hugh followed a career as an actor, performing many roles in theatre, films and television. In 1965 he had a worldwide number one hit, Concrete and Clay, as the drummer with pop group Unit 4+2.

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Denny Laine

International Ambassador

Denny Laine is an English songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his roles as former guitarist and lead singer of The Moody Blues and, later, co-founder with Paul McCartney of Wings.

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Professor Daniel Levitin

International Ambassador
A.B.Psy (Honours)(Stanford), M.S. Psy (University of Oregon), Ph.D.Psy (University of Oregon)

Throughout his life, Dan has written extensively, both in refereed scientific journals, and in audio magazines and trade journals such as Grammy, Billboard, Audio, and others.

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Programs Team

Darren Danielson

Musician Manager

Melbourne’s Darren Danielson has become known as one of the most energetic and hardhitting drummers in the Australian music scene with Pseudo Echo. Darren’s warmth and good sense of humor resonates clearly whether he’s touring, recording or teaching music.

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James Richmond

Director – Rewire Rhythm Program
B.A. (Mus), B. Sc. (Psych, Hons), M. Psych (Clin)/ PhD UniMelb

Graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, James performed regularly with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, before travelling overseas to study and perform.

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Matt Lewin

Music Therapist
BA (Music) M.Music Therapy

Matt is a registered music therapist working in Melbourne.

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Max Harman

Graphic Facilitator

Max interprets information to make it memorable, simple and engaging. As a facilitator for Rewire music programs, Max helps participants experience music through visual elements including text, images and drawings.

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Nancy Tsou

Principal Pianist
B.Mus(Hons) (Melb) M.Mus (Melb)

From an early age, she won many competitions. She was awarded a scholarship to study at the Conservatorium, Melbourne University, where she gained a Master of Music degree.

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Rory Clark

Director – Marketing | Jazz Pianist
B.Des. (Monash), MA Marketing (RMIT)

Rory has developed a fine reputation as a pianist and arranger known for rich harmonic chord structures, melodic ideas and strong time.

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Dr Tia Cummins

Neuroscience Team Coordinator
BSc.Psych. (Queens Uni, Belfast)

Dr Tia Cummins is neuroscientist specializing in the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans. Tia completed her PhD at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, University of Melbourne, where she studied the effects of TBI and PTSD on Alzheimer’s disease in Vietnam war veterans.

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Zara

Performance Practise Coordinator

Zara is a registered music therapist (RMT) and instrumental teacher based in Melbourne. For over ten years, Zara has run a private teaching studio in the south-eastern suburbs, teaching people of all ages and abilities.

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Research Committee

Associate Professor Anita Collins

Director – Education and Research
B.Mus (ANU), Grad Dip Ed (UC), MEd (Deakin), PhD (Melbourne)

Anita is currently Associate Professor of Music and Arts Education at the University of Canberra and has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Australian National University.

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Professor Felicity Baker

Director – Music Therapy & Research
Ph.D., M.Mus., B.Mus(Hons), G.C. (Higher Ed)

Professor Felicity Baker is Professor of Music Therapy and Associate Dean (Academic) at the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne.

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Professor Ian Freckelton QC

Committee Member
QC, LLD (Melb), PhD (Griff), BA (Hons) LLB (Syd) Dip Th M (ANH), FAAL, FASSA, FACLM (Hon)

Ian is a senior Queen’s Counsel in practice through Australia from Crockett Chambers in Melbourne.

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