Ever since belting out Led Zeppelin on the drum kit from the age of eight, Alison has always
loved to make music. Alison strives to create music that makes people think, reflect and
create change in the world.

Alison is currently in her final year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM),
where she has found a deep love and appreciation for both the Alexander Technique and
human anatomy and physiology, incorporating this into her everyday life.

Passionate about developing living composers’ work, Alison has and continues to
commission composers’ works, with a focus on the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. In
2020, Alison commissioned “Interstices” by Dr. Travers K Eira for solo percussion. Alison
looks forward to continuing this relationship into 2021 as part of THE ANAM SET.

Recent performances with amazing artists include Timothy Munro (Eighth Blackbird), Håkan
Hardenberger (Sweden), Stefan Dohr (Berliner Philharmoniker) and thanks to the digital
world, Alison has had master-classes with musicians all over the world including Steven
Schick (USA), Ross Karre (USA), Christopher Lamb (New York Philharmonic) and Cynthia
Yeh (Chicago Symphony Orchestra).

In 2018, she gave the Australian Premiere of John Mackey’s Percussion Concerto Drum
Music at the Melbourne Recital Centre alongside the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Wind Symphony. Alison performs with Orchestra Victoria, is a casual musician with the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has worked as part of Speak Percussion’s Sounds
Unheard Program. In 2020, Alison successfully auditioned for the Mahler Chamber
Orchestra Academy in Germany and looks forward to participating in this program post-