Erica Rasmussen (Director)   Erica is a percussionist, educator and creative director. She has completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours), Master of Music Performance in Percussion and most recently Master of Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Melbourne. Erica has received grants from Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne, ArtPlay, Cybec Foundation and Moonee Valley Foundation to manage and direct a number of professional and community projects, including Crashendo! at Laverton College. Erica is co-director of Paint What You Hear art and music workshops and a regular teaching artist with ArtPlay and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She teaches percussion at a number of schools in Melbourne and is an avid performer, playing various gigs around Melbourne. Erica is co-founder of Tungsten Duo and the award-winning BED Percussion trio.

Erica Rasmussen (Director)

Erica is a percussionist, educator and creative director. She has completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours), Master of Music Performance in Percussion and most recently Master of Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Melbourne. Erica has received grants from Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne, ArtPlay, Cybec Foundation and Moonee Valley Foundation to manage and direct a number of professional and community projects, including Crashendo! at Laverton College. Erica is co-director of Paint What You Hear art and music workshops and a regular teaching artist with ArtPlay and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She teaches percussion at a number of schools in Melbourne and is an avid performer, playing various gigs around Melbourne. Erica is co-founder of Tungsten Duo and the award-winning BED Percussion trio.

Stephanie Arnold   Stephanie Arnold is an Australian cellist working as a freelance performer and instrumental teacher. Since studying in both Australia and Germany, she now performs in a variety of orchestral and chamber groups in Melbourne. Stephanie recently toured with Opera Australia’s regional tour and performs with several ensembles such as Solstice Trio, Forest Collective, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble and Inventi Ensemble. In Europe, Stephanie worked with Christina Vantzou and performed throughout Belgium and Germany, supporting artists such as Nils Frahm and Max Richter, taking part in several contemporary music festivals. Stephanie has a broad interest in experimental and contemporary music, and a particular interest in performance works with a focus on storytelling and community engagement.

Stephanie Arnold

Stephanie Arnold is an Australian cellist working as a freelance performer and instrumental teacher. Since studying in both Australia and Germany, she now performs in a variety of orchestral and chamber groups in Melbourne. Stephanie recently toured with Opera Australia’s regional tour and performs with several ensembles such as Solstice Trio, Forest Collective, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble and Inventi Ensemble. In Europe, Stephanie worked with Christina Vantzou and performed throughout Belgium and Germany, supporting artists such as Nils Frahm and Max Richter, taking part in several contemporary music festivals. Stephanie has a broad interest in experimental and contemporary music, and a particular interest in performance works with a focus on storytelling and community engagement.

Daniel Tedford   Since early childhood Daniel has been raised in an environment of musical performance. His father, a significant presence in the Melbourne Irish trad-folk scene, gave Daniel a thirst for learning instruments; first, violin at 7, then guitar at 13 and mandolin at 19. Daniel has performed on violin, guitar and mandolin within a broad range of styles, including pop/rock, post-hardcore punk, Eastern-European/Balkan folk, Ska-blues funk, bluegrass, Irish trad and classical. Daniel has a Bachelor of Applied Music in Composition (Box Hill Institute) and Master of Teaching (University of Melbourne). Since 2008, Daniel has been teaching instrumental music to students of young and mature ages. As a composer, Daniel is currently writing and arranging songs for an EP with Teddy and the Ricochets.

Daniel Tedford

Since early childhood Daniel has been raised in an environment of musical performance. His father, a significant presence in the Melbourne Irish trad-folk scene, gave Daniel a thirst for learning instruments; first, violin at 7, then guitar at 13 and mandolin at 19. Daniel has performed on violin, guitar and mandolin within a broad range of styles, including pop/rock, post-hardcore punk, Eastern-European/Balkan folk, Ska-blues funk, bluegrass, Irish trad and classical. Daniel has a Bachelor of Applied Music in Composition (Box Hill Institute) and Master of Teaching (University of Melbourne). Since 2008, Daniel has been teaching instrumental music to students of young and mature ages. As a composer, Daniel is currently writing and arranging songs for an EP with Teddy and the Ricochets.

Miranda Hill   Miranda is a classically trained double bassist, musician, producer, and educator, who has performed everywhere from the Arts Centre to Mao’s live house Punk club in Beijing. Her performance interests move from historically informed period performance through to improvisation. Miranda is passionate about bringing experimental musical concepts to a broader audience and integrating improvisation and experimentation into music education. Miranda is Musical Director of 3 Shades Black, Riff Raff Radical Marching Band and co-director of Fine Fine Small Mountain and The Flying Tapirs. As a double bassist, Miranda plays as a freelance musician with Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Opera Australia regional tours, Australian Romantic Classical Orchestra, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

Miranda Hill

Miranda is a classically trained double bassist, musician, producer, and educator, who has performed everywhere from the Arts Centre to Mao’s live house Punk club in Beijing. Her performance interests move from historically informed period performance through to improvisation. Miranda is passionate about bringing experimental musical concepts to a broader audience and integrating improvisation and experimentation into music education. Miranda is Musical Director of 3 Shades Black, Riff Raff Radical Marching Band and co-director of Fine Fine Small Mountain and The Flying Tapirs. As a double bassist, Miranda plays as a freelance musician with Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Opera Australia regional tours, Australian Romantic Classical Orchestra, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

Sean Marantelli   Sean Marantelli is a Melbourne-based flutist who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music where he studied flute with Derek Jones, Linda Verrier and Richard Davis, and piccolo with Andrew MacLeod of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.   In 2018 Sean appeared as Principal Flute with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra’s inaugural tour of China and Singapore. Sean has also appeared as Guest Principal Piccolo with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and given solo performances in Israel, England, Scotland and South Korea. In his travels Sean garnered the attention of William Bennett, OBE, who described Sean as a flautist who “can play in time and with a good sound. He is blessed with a good ear”.

Sean Marantelli

Sean Marantelli is a Melbourne-based flutist who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music where he studied flute with Derek Jones, Linda Verrier and Richard Davis, and piccolo with Andrew MacLeod of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 Sean appeared as Principal Flute with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra’s inaugural tour of China and Singapore. Sean has also appeared as Guest Principal Piccolo with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and given solo performances in Israel, England, Scotland and South Korea. In his travels Sean garnered the attention of William Bennett, OBE, who described Sean as a flautist who “can play in time and with a good sound. He is blessed with a good ear”.

Stephanie Lai   Stephanie is a children's trauma counsellor, creative arts therapist and flutist. She has a strong interest in music education, composition, and the therapeutic benefit of music learning, singing and ensemble playing. Stephanie began her love of music in primary school, singing and touring with the Taipei Philharmonic Children's Choir. She came to Australia as an international student and began her flute studies with Kylie Durut, and later with Helen Hardy and MSO associate principle flute Wendy Clarke. Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian Collage of the Arts, post graduate study in Social Work and Master in Creative Arts Therapy at MIECAT. Stephanie has worked at the Royal Children's Hospital Mental Health Service, in foster care and family violence organisations. She has also been a guest presenter at DVRCV family violence training and ANZATA art therapy conference.

Stephanie Lai

Stephanie is a children's trauma counsellor, creative arts therapist and flutist. She has a strong interest in music education, composition, and the therapeutic benefit of music learning, singing and ensemble playing. Stephanie began her love of music in primary school, singing and touring with the Taipei Philharmonic Children's Choir. She came to Australia as an international student and began her flute studies with Kylie Durut, and later with Helen Hardy and MSO associate principle flute Wendy Clarke. Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian Collage of the Arts, post graduate study in Social Work and Master in Creative Arts Therapy at MIECAT. Stephanie has worked at the Royal Children's Hospital Mental Health Service, in foster care and family violence organisations. She has also been a guest presenter at DVRCV family violence training and ANZATA art therapy conference.

Lucy Price   Lucy Price is a cellist and completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at Sydney Conservatorium and studied at the Australian National Academy of Music on full scholarship for two years. She has a strong interest in historical performance practice and was awarded a PPCA grant to travel to Canada to attend the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Lucy has been involved in various orchestral and chamber music training programs such as the Academy of Chamber Music Performance, Ironwood Emerging Artist Programs, AYO National Music camps and the Sydney North Chamber Ensemble. Lucy is a teaching artist at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s  The Pizzicato Effect.  Lucy is currently creating a book to assist her in teaching cello to young children.

Lucy Price

Lucy Price is a cellist and completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at Sydney Conservatorium and studied at the Australian National Academy of Music on full scholarship for two years. She has a strong interest in historical performance practice and was awarded a PPCA grant to travel to Canada to attend the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Lucy has been involved in various orchestral and chamber music training programs such as the Academy of Chamber Music Performance, Ironwood Emerging Artist Programs, AYO National Music camps and the Sydney North Chamber Ensemble. Lucy is a teaching artist at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s The Pizzicato Effect. Lucy is currently creating a book to assist her in teaching cello to young children.

Kristen Perry   Kristen is a passionate musician and educator, with a love and extensive experience in performing and teaching different styles of music including classical, tango, jazz, Latin and indie rock. She has been teaching and performing on flutes, saxophones and clarinet for over 20 years. Kristen has collaborated with visual artists, dancers and musicians in a variety of styles and formats. She has composed original music for Wax Studios Independent Theatre and Eaze multi-arts group with performances at Revolver, Earth Core Music Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival. Kristen has also worked as tour manager between Melbourne and Taiwan. She has managed tours to Ho Hai Yan Festival in Taiwan for The Dirty Three, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Cat Power and more.

Kristen Perry

Kristen is a passionate musician and educator, with a love and extensive experience in performing and teaching different styles of music including classical, tango, jazz, Latin and indie rock. She has been teaching and performing on flutes, saxophones and clarinet for over 20 years. Kristen has collaborated with visual artists, dancers and musicians in a variety of styles and formats. She has composed original music for Wax Studios Independent Theatre and Eaze multi-arts group with performances at Revolver, Earth Core Music Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival. Kristen has also worked as tour manager between Melbourne and Taiwan. She has managed tours to Ho Hai Yan Festival in Taiwan for The Dirty Three, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Cat Power and more.

Laila Engle   Melbourne-based flautist Laila Engle maintains a busy performance and touring schedule as musician in the Royal Australian Air Force and has travelled extensively throughout Australia and abroad, performing regularly for dignitaries and official ceremonies. Laila holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Masters of Music from the University of Melbourne studying under Alison Mitchell, Geoffrey Collins, Margaret Crawford and Mardi McSullea. A passionate advocate of contemporary Australian music, Laila champions this repertoire through her work as founding member of the award winning chamber music group Syzygy Ensemble and duo with guitarist Ken Murray.

Laila Engle

Melbourne-based flautist Laila Engle maintains a busy performance and touring schedule as musician in the Royal Australian Air Force and has travelled extensively throughout Australia and abroad, performing regularly for dignitaries and official ceremonies. Laila holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Masters of Music from the University of Melbourne studying under Alison Mitchell, Geoffrey Collins, Margaret Crawford and Mardi McSullea. A passionate advocate of contemporary Australian music, Laila champions this repertoire through her work as founding member of the award winning chamber music group Syzygy Ensemble and duo with guitarist Ken Murray.