MEET YOUR 2020/21 COMMITTEE

Say hi to your new committee! We are a team of Monash Undergraduate Students studying a wide variety of degrees, who are all passionate about music education and the professional development of our members. Don’t be afraid to contact any of our committee members with anything you wish!

 
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DANIEL PARR

President | BMus/Arts

Daniel is a fourth-year Bachelor of Music/Arts student, majoring in Composition and Music Technology. He tends to write a chaotic mess of brass quintet and symphonic heavy metal music - the natural conclusion of being a trumpet player and a guitarist. In his spare time, he worries about many different things! Dan uses he/him pronouns.

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COLLEEN WURFEL

Vice President | BMus

Colleen is a third year Bachelor of Music student specialising in Classical Trombone. You can see Colleen in her spare time at GYG or Neptunes. She enjoys Netflix, catching up with friends and driving around in her 25 year old car named Boris. Feel free to come say hi at any time! Colleen uses she/her pronouns.

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THONG TRUONG

Treasurer | BMus/Commerce

Thong is a Third year Bachelor of Commerce and Music student majoring in Finance and Classical Piano performance. As a musician, he loves performing as a soloist, an accompanist, and in ensembles and chamber groups. He is also a passionate piano teacher who works hard to get his students eager to explore the piano and the vast amount of repertoire out there. 
Outside of music, Thong loves tennis, badminton and table tennis, anime and kdrama, a bit of kpop/k-indie/krnb and is always down for a nice, wholesome game of league of legends. If you see him around, come say hi!! Thong uses he/him pronouns.

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MATTHEW CHIPMAN

Secretary | BMus/Arts

Matthew is a fourth-year Bachelor of Music and Arts double degree student. In his performance degree, he specialises Classical Saxophone. In his Arts degree, he is majoring in International Relations and German. Previously holding the roles of Education Officer & President, Matthew is passionate about ensuring that every Music Student receives a well-rounded education and he is very excited to implement the new and exciting plans that the Monash MSS has for 2021. Please do not be afraid to come up and have a chat about anything at any time. You'll find Matthew hanging around PAC all the time as he virtually spends every waking hour there. Matthew uses he/him pronouns.

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JORDAN HIGGINS

Education Officer | BMus/Science

Jordan is a fourth-year BMus/Science double degree student specialising in Classical Clarinet and majoring in Developmental Biology and minoring in Physiology. If he’s not procrastinating at the PAC, babbling on about something, or at GyG with Jessie and Matthew, he can be found practising his scales in a practise room like a good performance student should. If you ever need someone to vent/rant to or have any suggestions on how we can make your learning better you know where to find him! Jordan uses he/him pronouns.

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ARTHUR XAFIS

Events Officer | BMus/Commerce

Arthur is a third year Commerce/Music double degree student majoring in Sustainability and Jazz Performance (Guitar). As well as music, Arthur also enjoys cricket, tennis and avoiding practice through binging Netflix. Make sure to say hi if you see him around! Arthur uses he/him pronouns.


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RACHEL BERGER

Equity Officer | BMus/Science

Rachel is a fourth-year BSci/ BMus student, specialising in Classical Saxophone and majoring in Genetics with a minor in Molecular Biology. Rachel can be found getting up to mischief at PAC & can especially be found in a practice room 2 weeks before her recital. If you see her around make yourself known and say hello, she’s always up for a chat (if you have a spare hour or so). Rachel uses she/her pronouns.

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EVA DOUKAS

Assistant Treasurer | BMus/Science

Eva is a second year BMus/BSc student, specialising in Classical Piano Performance, majoring in Chemistry and a minor in Biochemistry. In her spare time, she enjoys playing Greek music on the piano accordion, and can also play the double bass (sort of!). You will often find her with her head buried in a chemistry book or hanging out with Thong. Feel free to say hello if you see her around! Eva uses she/her pronouns.

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HARRISON MCEWEN

Assistant Secretary | BMus

In his third year of studying his BMus, Harrison specialises in Classical Clarinet Performance. Harrison enjoys a variety of music styles along side being a beard enthusiast and coffee addict. Being a sociable and cheerful person he's always up for a chat around uni. He also enjoy hilarious puns and dad jokes! Harrison uses he/him pronouns.

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CHIARA BELLINO

Assisstant Events Officer | BMus/Arts

Chiara is a fourth year BMus and Arts double degree student. She is specialising in Classical Clarinet, majoring in Italian Studies and minoring in Linguistics. You can often find her talking about her pug-cat, Kylo, or eating excessive amounts of chocolate. Don’t be shy to say hi if you see her around campus! Chiara uses she/her pronouns.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

Student Representatives from each stream aims to represent the student body to further enhance the student experience at Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.

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GEMMA LIVINGSTONE

Classical Representative

Gemma a 3rd year music/arts double degree student and also this years classical student rep. Studying Theatre and specialising in classical voice, Gemma loves overthinking TV shows and re-watching Disney channel original movies. Don't be afraid to come say hi! Gemma uses she/her pronouns.

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JESS MAHLER

Jazz Representative

Currently undergoing her third year of Jazz saxophone, Jess is quickly realizing how insolvent her career choice is. She enjoys a good jam, cheeky wine and is always down for a boogie. Loves a good chat over practice any day, so if you spot her in the practice rooms be sure to check in! Jess uses she/her pronouns.

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FELICITY HILL

Popular Music Representative

Popular music representative Felicity is in her final year of studying popular voice. Before studying at Monash, Felicity completed a year intensive of Musical theatre at Showfit. Apart from performing, Felicity loves to have a chat and a giggle and is always interested to hear people’s dreams, aspirations and plans. If you see Felicity around campus feel free to come and up and chat and ask any questions or queries. Felicity uses she/her pronouns.

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ANUSHA YELLAPRAGADA

Composition & Music Technology Representative

Composition and Music Technology Representative Anusha is a third year Bachelor of Science and Music student specialising in composition and music technology. Apart from scribbling musical ideas down, she plays saxophone and is involved in South Indian classical music. Outside the music scene, Anusha has a sweet tooth and loves any manner of sweet things. Say hi if you see her around on campus. Anusha uses she/her pronouns.

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CAITIE MURPHY

Ethnomusicology & Musicology Representative

Caitie is a fourth year Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts student specialising in ethnomusicology and majoring in theatre. When she’s not working on a play as a stage manager or researching the cultural ripples of modern music history, she is a fixture at just about every drag show in Melbourne. Feel free to say hi if you see her on campus (if she doesn’t say hi to you first) - she is ridiculously extroverted, excitable, and unavoidably friendly. Caitie uses she/her pronouns.

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JOHN LAVERY

Non-BMus Representative

John is a hip young thang from Bendigo Victoria. He is studying a double degree in Science/Arts. If he’s not studying at PAC, he can be found in a small shack on the outskirts of the local swamp. Looking forward to being your non-BMus Rep, and Social Media Marketing fairy. John uses he/him pronouns.

 

SUBCOMMITTEES

Subcommittee members are an essential part of our committee who assists in any tasks on events or marketing. With the help of our amazing subcommittee members, we bring you some of the coolest on and off campus events!

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DARIN AQILA

Monash Future Creatives Director

Hailing from sleepy Perth city, Darin is a panda loving, peace sign posing, sports anime enthusiast in her fourth year of Music/Law studies. If she is not eating wonton noodle soup in the music school courtyard, she is most likely found in the practice rooms trying to sing ‘Defying Gravity’ at the top of her lungs because maybe, just maybe, this time she’ll be able to hit that last note this time. Specialising in popular voice, Darin is an avid fan of music that she can either dance to, cry to, or can help her imagine that she is the lead character in a coming of age movie. If you see her around campus, make sure to say hi! If you’re lucky, she might even offer you a Hello Panda biscuit (which she always has a packet of in her bag). Darin uses she/her pronouns.

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HANNAH PHILLIPS

Marketing (Design) Manager

Hannah is a third year BMus/Science student specialising in Classical Flute, majoring in Zoology, and minoring in Biochemistry. A dog enthusiast and chocolate addict, she is a person of many hobbies and fills her free time with things like language learning, video games, reading, digital painting, and bee photography. Exchanging pet stories with others is one of her favourite pastimes. If you see her around campus, feel free to say hi! Hannah uses she/her pronouns.

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JESSIE PARK

Marketing (Social Media) Manager

Jessie is a fourth year BMus student specialising in Classical Saxophone. She is a massive dog lover who collects dog memes in her spare time. If you happen to see her around campus, she will approach you with a picture of 'Happy' the dog. She is also a bubble tea enthusiast and a GYG addict. You will find her getting her sugar (or taco) fix during the day at sharetea or GYG. Fun Fact! She is a Gemini but also a twin IRL! Jessie uses she/her pronouns.

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NICK HILL

Events Subcommittee

Nick is a Third Year BMus Student specialising in jazz saxophone. You’ll find him in the practice rooms daily for hours, but he’ll always be down to jam some jazz and some feelings. In 2020 he became a ‘Rampone & Cazzani Handmade Italian Saxophones’ sponsored artist. He also studied at the VCA prior to starting at Monash University. When he isn’t studying and practicing you’ll find him playing some squares or listening to jazz records (if he isn’t at footy training). Nick uses he/him pronouns.

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EM TRUMBLE

Events Subcommittee

Em is a third year BMus and LLB student specialising in Classical Voice. Hailing from South Australia, Em grew up in the Adelaide Musical Theatre scene. Em’s interest in classical music grew when discovering Opera at 16 years of age. Em loves house music and enjoys DJing, reading, yoga and going to raves in her spare time. When she is not busy studying, Em goes to gigs and sings jazz music. She is extremely excited about her role in the MSS and seeks to create a welcoming space for creatives and music lovers to mingle. Em is an extroverted Scorpio sun, Virgo moon and Aquarius rising and an ENFP personality type. If you see her around campus feel free to say hello. Em uses she/her pronouns.

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JORDAN STACEY

Events Subcommittee

Jordan is a second-year BMus student specialising in Popular Voice. Apart from singing and songwriting, Jordan loves travelling and is always down to swap travel stories. She also loves an overpriced cocktail and can be found on Smith St drinking mojitos on her nights off. She is very friendly and loves making new friends so don’t hesitate to say hi if you see her around campus! Jordan uses she/her pronouns.