I’m a creative professional with a rich and varied background in the music industry – a composer, performer and producer of music – and formerly the Director of NZ Member Services at APRA AMCOS.
I compose, arrange and produce music across a spectrum of genres… contemporary classical music, popular music, music for film, television and theatre. I’ve worked as a musical director and composer for large scale events and television programs – as well as being an advisor and assessor for local and national arts organisations. I’ve worked as a live broadcaster, presenting and announcing programmes about music on National Radio. I’ve also written and presented pre-concert talks for audiences attending chamber music and orchestral concerts, and I occasionally present guest lectures at schools and universities around the country.
In my role at APRA, I worked to support our membership of 11,500 composers, songwriters and music publishers, as well as to build awareness and advocate for the enormous potential of NZ music at home and abroad.
I’ve worked with a wide range of New Zealand musicians and artists. My classical work has been commissioned, performed and/or recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia, the New Zealand String Quartet, NZTrio, Stroma, Michael Houstoun and Stephen de Pledge. In the popular music world, I’ve collaborated with artists including Neil Finn, Tami Neilson, Finn Andrews / The Veils, Don McGlashan, Anika Moa, SJD and Shapeshifter. As a film composer I’ve worked with Peter Jackson, Jonathan King and Robert Sarkies among some others.
Image credit: Amanda Ratcliffe // Amanda Shoots Bands 2018 – this photo was taken at SongHubs Auckland 2018 in Sharon Finn’s beautiful studio, ‘Sharondelier’.