One of Australia's foremost musicians, Jamie studied at Melbourne University and Salford University (UK) where he holds a Bachelor of Performance. His busy performance schedule sees him regularly travel to perform as a guest artist throughout Australia and NZ. Jamie is a Geneva Instruments performance artist.
Phillipa is one of Australia's preeminent ensemble conductors. She studied trumpet at the Victorian College of the Arts and has enjoyed the teaching of brass luminaries Gordon Webb, Mark Summerbell and Rob Smithies. She has studied conducting with Professor David King and Steve Bastable (UK) as well as Dr Barry Bignell and Brett Kelly
Colin has over 30 years professional experience in project management, engineering management and business development in the utilities, mining and airport sectors with responsibility for projects both in Australia and overseas. He has also been a community musician for over 40 years and brings his love of the performing arts to Skunkworks. As part of his musical career he has played with many of Australia's top bands and in 2018 he developed and project managed the Armistice Centenary Tour to France, Belgium and the UK by the Footscray-Yarraville City Band.
Bill has had 40 years of experience in the publishing industry as designer, illustrator and art director. After a stint in advertising, he worked for Penguin Books, Time Inc and Fairfax Media. As Art Director at The Age from 1994 to 2012, he oversaw several redesigns, won two Walkley Awards and three Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards. He was also an occasional contributor to The Age as a writer. He now brings these skills – and a love of the performing arts – to SkunkWorks.
Nick studied at the University of New England, NSW, and holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching. Nick is Principal Euphonium with the Wonthaggi Citizens Band who are currently National Champions after winning at the National Band Championships for the second year in a row in Brisbane this year.
Caitlin studied music at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2018 Caitlin toured Europe and the UK as Associate Principal Cornet for the award winning production "The Silent Anzac". She currently calls the Glenferrie Band home but is in heavy demand as a solo cornet player and is frequently called upon by other bands as a guest artist. Caitlin teaches music at a number of schools in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.