Career Profiles – Case Studies

These career profiles provide a snapshot of the impact of music education on the careers of successful Australian musicians and music educators. We asked a selection of successful and emerging practitioners to share their stories.

Contemporary Musicians discuss their School Music Education

We asked some of Australia’s most successful contemporary Australian musicians, Missy Higgins, Goyte and Gurrumul to tell us about their experiences of music during their school days.

Missy Higgins

Wally de Backer ‘Gotye’

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu ‘Gurrumul’

Classical Musicians discuss their Tertiary Music Education

Australian trumpeter Danielle Rich talks about making the commitment to pursue a career as a professional musician.

Danielle Rich

Music Educators talk about their Career Paths

Diane Durham

Raffaele Marcellino

Ruth Bonetti


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