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Caroline Wallace

With 15 years of voice coaching, choir and music instruction in her career, Caroline has now taught in countless scenarios and settings. Since 2012, Caroline has worked in remote Aboriginal communities, providing musical tuition, vocal and performance coaching as well as guidance with song writing, composition and arrangement. She is also currently the manager at Canberra Music Tuition – one of the major music schools in the ACT region.  She provides vocal coaching and oversees the administration of 340 students, parents and musicians.

To compliment and extend her work in Indigenous communities Caroline recently finished a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Community Development, Indigenous Studies and International Relations.  Caroline previously studied at the ANU School of Music where she completed Jazz studies and Vocal Performance. Through these experiences, Caroline has built her capacities and skills as a teacher and musician, while advocating for Indigenous musicians and making connections within communities. Caroline volunteered for the Music NT's program Sista Sounds and has previously worked in remote locations of Balgo, Billaluna, Wyndham and Maningrida with the grass roots organisation 'Grow the Music'. 

Caroline has been performing since her teens as a singer, song writer and keyboard player, performing at the Sydney Opera House Bar and The Famous Spiegeltent to name a few recent highlights. Music performances in Cell Block 69 and its subsidiary Dance Off are both regular and recurrent highlights alongside pop up band's and DJing. Caroline also provides voice-over work through Infidel Recording Studios for various local projects in the ACT, and with her love for research and writing, and social justice issues, podcasting is her newest endeavour, having produced engaging podcast content for the community in Managrida -  https://growthemusicpodcast.com/


Emma Hoy

Emma is the General Manager and co-founder of Turning Studios, a boutique music production house based in Australia and the USA.  Since starting Turning Studios in 2009, she has worked on hundreds of high profile projects across music, film, TV, stage and advertising. Highlights include The Ship Song Project for the Sydney Opera House (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Strictly Ballroom the Musical (opening in London in 2017) and The Get Down (Netflix 2016-17).

In recent years she has been focusing on working with Aboriginal artists in remote and rural communities, Yuendumu, Wellington, Maningrida and Wallaga Lake, sharing her technical and artistic passion to help support educate and inspire artists as well as profiling the broader community through playing, recording music and documenting their stories and songlines.

Emma’s career began at age 17 with her study of audio production and has worked in this area ever since, as a sound designer, composer, music editor and engineering music for television series and commercials. Over her career Emma has helped produced a number of Australian and international award winning commercial soundtracks.

Prior to starting Turning Studios, Emma was engineering and producing music at Song Zu (1999-2003) and Nylon Studios (2004-2007), where she ran the Sydney office as producer for multiple composers and helped manage Nylon’s transition into the US market. Emma also spent a year at ABC Radio (2008) working in audio preservation and archiving.

Emma’s professional career echoes her life-long obsession with music, performance and music production.   From a young age, she has studied a multitude of instruments and has constantly performed in live music over the last 18 years as vocalist, bass player, percussionist and aerial performer. She has toured up and down the east coast of Australia including recent performances at the Sydney Opera House, National Gallery of Australia, Sydney Festival, Lorne Arts Festival and the Famous Spiegeltent.