Cavin Adams grew up in New Zealand and played with the Christchurch Youth Recorder Ensemble. He is currently studying at the University of Melbourne.
Karyn Ashley was born in 1984 and lives in Armidale NSW. She studied recorder with Zana Clarke and played with the group Battalla Famossa. She won the under-18 section of the Third National Recorder Competition in 2000 and in the same year achieved her LMusA.
Jason Jeffery is currently completing a Diploma of Education at Monash University, Clayton Campus. Previously he completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours in Performance and Composition, also at Monash University. There he studied jazz guitar under James Wilson and composition under Thomas Reiner. Jason has studied music since he entered high school, where his first instrument was the alto saxophone. He then moved onto piano and finally to guitar, which is now his principal instrument. As a member of various bands and ensembles he has appeared and participated at many festivals and concerts, receiving awards for his efforts.
Elizabeth Law grew up in Armidale and was a student at Armidale High School. She learned recorder from Zana Clarke. Enjoying science, art, English , music and travelling, she was inspired to write the piece Crustaceans after watching documentaries about crabs and a trip to the beach. She is currently a student at Macquarie University.
Nicholas Ng (b. 1979) writes both contemporary classical music and music for commercial purposes. In 2001, he graduated with first class honours in Composition from Sydney University. As a student, Nicholas composed for the United Nations of Australia, the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp (2000 and 2002), and the Sydney Spring Festival's Young Composers Salon (2000 and 2001).
Matilda Pamment is a student in Armidale NSW where she studies recorder with Zana Clarke and plays in the group Batalla Famossa. In 2002 she spent four months in Germany studying with Danya Segal and in 2003 she was invited to participate as a musician in the National Shakespeare Festival.
Keiran Parker grew up in Armidale and was a student at Armidale High School. She played recorder with the ensemble Batalla Famossa and appears on their CD The Great Emu War (Orpheus Music OM101).
Tracey Parker was born in 1979. She began playing the tenor saxophone at the age of twelve and began composing in 1995. In 1997 she was accepted into Newcastle Conservatorium of Music where she studies composition under the direction of Colin Spiers. Many of her works have been performed over the last two years in Conservatorium Composers' Concerts.
Colin Schmidt was born in 1981 and grew up in Wodonga. He first took an interest in the recorder at five years of age and he also plays the piano and sings in a choir. He completed AMEB 8th grade recorder in 1994 and 7th grade piano in 1997 and Year 12 in 1998.
Erinn Thornton lives in Armidale NSW and studies recorder with Zana Clarke. She plays in the group Batalla Famossa. Milk Blue won the Year 11 composition in the 2002 Armidake Eisteddfod. Snow Coat won the 2002 Gould League competition and Australian Music Centre Award.
Fiona Warnock was born in Armidale in 1981 and is currently studying Law at University of New England. In 1997 she obtained her AMusA on recorder and also won the open recorder championship in the Armidale Eisteddfod. Fiona wrote her first composition in 1991 and since then has won places in the annual Gould League Competition, Armidale and Inverell Eisteddfods for her compositions.
Jessica Wells was born in Florida, USA in 1974 and migrated to Australia at the age of 11. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1996 and graduated with first class honours. A University Postgraduate Award allowed Jessica to complete her Masters Degree at the Conservatorium under Dr Bozidar Kos, and since 1998 has been teaching composition there part-time.