President

Lynlee Williams
Eltham High School

Lynlee has been aMuse President since 2008. She is a classroom music teacher (including VCE) at Eltham High School, Melbourne. She is also a conductor in the school choral program. Lynlee has been VCAA state auditor for VCE "Music Performance". In addition, she is a regular classical/opera soloist for choirs and orchestras in and around Melbourne as well as for corporate functions. Lynlee is also a member of the casual chorus for Opera Australia and Victorian Opera.

 Richard Squibb

Vice President

Richard Squibb
Presbyterian Ladies' College

Richard is currently Director of Music at Presbyterian Ladies’ College where he teaches VCE music as well as conducting the Symphony Orchestra and Junior Stage Band.  In addition, he is also in demand as a conductor, taking rehearsals for community and school based groups and has appeared as a guest conductor throughout Australia and New Zealand.  Richard has also been invited to a number of schools and colleges throughout Australia to run master classes and music camps as well as adjudicating at competitions and eisteddfods. 

Mandy-Stefanakis

Treasurer

Mandy Stefanakis
Life Member


Mandy Stefanakis has been Director of Music at Christ Church Grammar School for almost eight years and was previously Head of Music at Essex Heights Primary School.  She is very proudly past-President and a Life Member of aMuse. She has taught music from pre-school through to tertiary education.

At the University of Melbourne she lectured in music education to Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Early Childhood students. She also has a Master of Education from there. She has contributed to many arts curriculum initiatives including for VCAA, Musica Viva in Schools and the MSO and has conducted professional development to assist implement this curricula and also arts advocacy in Victoria and nationally over several decades. She is a member of the Advisory Council and the Music in Australia Knowledge Base Council of The Music Trust.

Mandy is the author of many articles and reviews and the Australian music focussed education kits, Turn it Up! written for secondary students.  She conducts extensive interviews with musicians and filmmakers for the National Film and Sound Archive. Her major research interest is the exploration of unique musical identities, how they are formed and can best be fostered with students. She is an avid composer and has written many pieces for school choirs and ensembles in addition to piano and orchestral music. Her obsession with piano and cello continues.

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Secretary

Jenny Meachem
Camberwell Girls' Grammar School

Jennifer Meachem is the Director of Music at Camberwell Girls Grammar School, a position held since 2006. Her own diverse musical education and background which began as a young clarinetist, has included Victorian College of Arts Secondary School (aka VCASS ), University of Melbourne Faculty of Music, V.C.A, Melb College of Advanced Education (which became The Institute of Education) and University of Melbourne. Jennifer has taught across a full spectrum of schools from primary through to tertiary, independent, Catholic and Government school sectors in all areas of Music education. She has worked with pre service teachers at both University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. In 2008, Jennifer received a National Award for Excellence in School Music Education. She is passionate about all students having the opportunity to be engaged in exciting and valid music in both the Music classroom and as developing musicians in both ensemble and teaching studio contexts. .... Ignite a lifelong love of music through understanding and appreciation.

 

 

Immediate Past President

Jessica O'Bryan

Executive Officer

Kevin Kelley

Kevin Kelley commenced working for VSMA in 1993. Previous teaching positions included Wangaratta High School and Moe High School. During his time at aMuse/VSMA he has been a casual chorister with Opera Australia, Victoria State Opera and the Victorian Opera. Kevin took up an appointment at Trinity Grammar School as Head of Choral Music and had the priviledge of teaching singing at Melbourne High School during 2013. He is originally from South Dakota and looks after two little dogs.

Professional Learning Coordinator

Sue Arney

 

 

Ordinary Members

 

 

   
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Amanda Baulch
Northern Bay College

Amanda is the Performing Arts Coordinator at Northern Bay College in Geelong, overseeing the Performing Arts Department at the 5 campuses that make up the school, as well as the instrumental program. Part of her role is to teach students in Year P-5 classroom music, take year 6-8's performing Arts Elective program, as well as her College wide role as coordinator. A main focus for Amanda is to develop a passion and love for the Performing Arts, giving the students of the Northern Suburbs an opportunity to shine and opening them up to a variety of opportunities and experiences which some would never experience if it was not for the Performing Arts program.

 

   

 

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