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


Performer, academic and music educator Sally Walker is Lecturer in Classical Performance. Her research embraces historical performance practice, music/physiology and composer/performer collaborations. She has published in public-facing media as well as academic platforms. Sally has recently submitted her Doctor of Musical Arts thesis (University of Sydney) on developing fluency in switching between modern and historical flutes and has presented related research at the International Symposium of Performance Science, International Conference on Baroque Music and the Musicological Society of Australia National Conference. New works developed through her collaborations with composers have been presented at the Swedish Flute Festival, Music and Spirituality Symposium and the MSA Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance. Her creative practice includes recent critically acclaimed recitals with pianist Simon Tedeschi, productions with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Omega Ensemble, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra and performances in major festivals. She is active in social projects including 1:1 CONCERTS (gaining a 5-star Limelight review), Equal Music, Symphony for Life Foundation with program outcomes presented in the International Karajan Symposium, UNSW Forces of Music Series and published in the International Journal of Community Music.


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