Ben Gurton

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Ben has been a professional trombone player in all areas of the Australian music industry for over 25 years. He has completed a Bachelor of Music (Jazz) from the Adelaide Conservatorium and a Master of Music from the Australian Institute of Music. As a highly sort after performer, Ben has played for television shows both […]

Matt Donlevy

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Matt Donlevy is a legend in the world of Australian music publishing. He started his career at Castle music publishing – a subsidiary of EMI – before moving to ATV Northern Songs, the legendary home of the Beatles catalogue.  Matt moved to Peermusic, the World’s largest independent publisher, where he was promoted to Managing Director and then Regional Director for S.E. Asia. Matt was also a Director for Australasian […]

Simone Parrott

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With extensive experience as a Theatrical Producer, Event Producer, Arts Administrator and Tour Manager, Simone has worked across all facets of live performance for more than 25 years.   Her work has spanned musical theatre, concert presentations, theatrical productions and special events. Credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Rent, Singin in the Rain, Oliver!, Cabaret, Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XXVII Olympiad, Jose Carreras, […]

Tim Bruer

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Tim Bruer is a professional musician and teacher who has worked in the industry for almost 40 years. Obtaining a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from Adelaide University and a Masters of Music in jazz performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Tim has gone on to enjoy a busy career as a live performer.  Tim has played live with […]

Dr. Katy Alexander

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With a two-decade career in the arts, media and entertainment industries, Katy Alexander has professional experience as a director, producer, and arts manager. Katy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Creative Practice from UNSW.  In her early career, Katy was involved with founding and launching if: inside film magazine. She subsequently worked as Entertainment Research […]

Vatche Jambazian

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Sydney-born pianist Vatche Jambazian completed his Master of Music at The Juilliard School in New York following studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Following his international debut in Armenia, Vatche has since performed extensively throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He has played in many of the most iconic venues in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Centre, where he gave […]

Nick Freer

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Nick Freer is a Melbourne-based guitarist/composer with a keen interest in contemporary jazz-based improvisation. He holds a Masters of Music from Monash University.   Nick has studied locally with David Jones and Elliott Gyger and internationally with Pat Martino, Joe Diorio and Tim Miller. Nick has performed extensively with various ensembles in the USA, Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Macau, China, Malaysia, South Korea, Germany, Poland, England, Indonesia and New Zealand.   […]

Peter Smith

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Peter Smith is a multi-instrumentalist with experience as a performer, musicologist, conductor, recording artist and audio engineer. Highlights of Peter’s extensive performance career include the Balmain Sinfonia, Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Opera, Wollongong Symphony Orchestra.

Scott Henderson

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Scott Henderson is an experienced sound engineer and music producer. A transplant from the U.S. in 2007, he completed the Bachelor of Music (Audio) at AIM and a Master’s degree majoring in the Recording Arts from Macquarie University.   Early in his career, Scott’s focus was managing full time daily studio and production facility operations, designing and delivering audio engineering courses, as well as overseeing lecturers and audio content across Sydney […]

George Makras

George makras

George Makras brings his extensive knowledge in music production, composition and audio to his teaching role at AIM. A long-time member of the AIM Audio and Composition & Music Production Departments, George’s understanding of digital technology and digital audio workstations makes him an indispensable resource for many students.  In 2006 George was certified as a Level One Apple Certified Pro Logic Trainer. George […]