Ms Sally Walker

Meisterklassendiplom (Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich), Künstlerische Ausbildung (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover), Bachelor of Music (University of Sydney)
Lecturer in Classical Performance (Woodwind)
College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

  • Orchestral Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Historical Performance Practice
  • Woodwind performance and pedagogy
  • Music Performance research
  • Performer/Composer collaborations
  • Arts/Health


A graduate of the University of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich, Germany (Masters) the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hanover, Germany (Graduate Diploma), the University of Sydney (Bachelor of Music degree and currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Sydney Early Music Unit), flautist Sally Walker is a performer, academic and music educator.  She was awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) scholarship, an Ian Potter Foundation Cultural Award and the Queen’s Trust Prize for postgraduate study in Germany.

Sally’s research embraces historical performance practice, music and physiology and composer/performer collaborations, resulting in the creation of new works and ERA-eligible creative outputs.  Her publications include conference papers (ISME, NACTMUS), conference presentations (International Symposium of Performance Science, Musicological Society of Australia, Performing Wellness Symposium, Australian Association of Hand Therapists’ Conference) and articles issued by Limelight and Resonate online publications. Her creative practice as research outputs include regular engagements as Guest Principal Flute with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Principal Flute with the Omega Ensemble, chamber and concerto performances and CD productions. For three years, she was Artistic Director of the Twilight Musical Dialogues chamber series.

Sally is Lecturer in Classical Performance (Woodwind) at the Australian National University, following twelve years as Lecturer in Flute at the University of Newcastle, where she was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.  She has been a Guest Lecturer at the Instituto Universitario Patagónico de Artes (Argentina), Anton Bruckner Privat Universität Linz (Austria), Royal Irish Academy of Music (Ireland), Kobe University (Japan), Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), Royal Academy of Music (Sweden), Australian National Academy of Music, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, has been a featured masterclass and recital guest at the Swedish and Australian Flute Festivals and a pre-concert talk guest for Musica Viva and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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