Susan’s industry background includes working in music, cultural development, strategic planning, event and festival management, project development and administration and working with funding bodies.    
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Music Industry Experience:

Performer/Singer Songwriter

Music Lecturer – Diploma and Cert IV -
Great Southern Institute of Technology    2011 – 2013

Western Australian Music Industry Association Board of Directors   2009 – 2012

WAM Conference Regional Arts Panel delegate     2008 - 2012

Australian Music Business Conference Delegate Sydney     2009

Diploma of Music (Songwriting), Great Southern Institute of Technology    2009-10

Certificate II, III, IV - Music Industry Skills Great Southern Tafe    2006 - 2009

 Tafe Lecturer – Music Business     2009/10

Music Management – manager for Xave Brown   2007 – 2011

Co-Chairperson of DenMusic – musicians reference group 2009 – 2012

Co-ordinator – Antipodes Song Writers – 2009- 2010

Project Co-ordinator – recording and post production, CD release -  Whalebone Beach CD (Xave Brown) - 2008

WAM Conference Regional Round Table Delegate  2008/2010

JB Seed Music Management Workshop 2008

Country Arts Regional Arts Conference 2008 - Coordinator of local performers content

 Festival Fremantle – Voice Moves Festival Coordinator 1997 – 99

Workshop Coordinator – Tony Backhouse (Sydney based Soul/Gospel/African singer) 1996-99

Womadelaide – assistant stagehand – international world music festival  1995


Music Management Highlights & Achievements:

DCA Contemporary Music Funding for Whalebone Beach CD  - Artist: Xave Brown 

Licensing Deal with Undercover Tracks (CA, USA) – Artist: Xave Brown

Top Five Nomination in the Musicoz Awards 2008  - Artist: Xave Brown

 Top Five Nomination - Independent Music Awards (USA) 2009 -  Artist : Xave Brown

WAM Award nomination for Regional Song 2009  - Artist : Xave Brown

Festivals Appearances: Bridgetown Blues, Nannup, Fairbridge, Southbound, Harboursound, WAMI – Artist: Xave Brown


Arts Industry Experience/Skills:

 Denmark Arts Management Committee 2009 – 2010

Arts/Cultural Development for local government; City of Cockburn, Shire of Busselton, City of Fremantle

Manager of the Heathcote Cultural Centre – City of Melville

Freelance Project development - music, visual arts, dance, community arts

Theatre Stage Manager – Adelaide Festival, SA State Theatre Co, Deck Chair Theatre, Perth Theatre Co.

Successful Funding Applications – Lotteries West, Country Arts, WA Department of Arts and Culture, CANWA, Healthways, Australia Council