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John Davis

Australian Music Centre

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John Davis is CEO of the Australian Music Centre, a position he has held since July 1995. He has lead the organisation through its transition into operating primarily in the digital space, and he has secured its role as a provider of retail/distribution services, education services, and as a delivery vehicle for artist development projects.

He holds a Master's degree in Creative Arts (Music Composition) from Wollongong University, and has previously worked as a performer (jazz and classical), composer, and administrator. He has been active in international networks, serving as Vice-President of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) from 1998 to 2003, and several terms on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), including as President (2008-2013).

He lives on Awabakal land at Lake Macquarie, 2 hours north of Sydney.

John Davis at IAMIC2020


Audience Development / Music Education Projects


What does the audience of the future look like? How do we bring classical and contemporary music to different audiences? What are the aims of music education projects and what are the current trends and concepts in this regard? Which approaches have fallen out of fashion again, and which ones have maybe not even arrived in Germany yet? An overview of current developments.




Wednesday, 3 June 2020
International Conference (open to the public):
Musical Life at the Crossroads between Tradition and the Future

14:00–15:00 Session 3

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