Both AIM Sydney & AIM Melbourne are proud to have some of the best music, performing arts & entertainment management industry professionals available, on staff, anywhere in Australia.

Jason de Wilde

Jason de Wilde

Position

Academic Project Officer

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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AIM - Australian Institute of Music

Jason de Wilde

  • Position

    Academic Project Officer

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

  • Departments

    Stagecraft & Production

Head of School - Production & Stagecraft


Jason is a senior Audio professional with Australian and international experience in managing Audio and Creative Media educational facilities.

He has been involved in audio education since 1989, and is a freelance music producer/engineer with a wealth of studio experience. He also specialises in recording live performances & has recorded concerts for Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, John Butler Trio, Cat Empire and the Wailers.

Jason commenced working for the Australian Institute of Music in 2009 as a lecturer specialising in recording techniques and digital audio workstations. He now heads the Audio Department of AIM, and is in charge of the studio facilities.

Jason de Wilde

Stagecraft & Production

Sam Mudie

Sam Mudie

Position

Program Leader

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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AIM - Australian Institute of Music

Sam Mudie

  • Position

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

  • Departments

    Contemporary

Sam began playing guitar at age 9, studying privately and also completing an Associate Diploma of music at AIM in 1995.

He was a founding member of the nine piece band “Hipnosis” performing, coordinating and arranging a wide cross section of music from 1992 to 2002 in venues, corporate functions and weddings in a full time capacity. Since 1990 Sam has been teaching guitar privately, in Secondary Schools and Community Colleges in both one to one and group settings.

In 2006 he completed his Bachelor of Music as a mature age student at AIM. Sam has also been involved in writing and arranging original music. Most recently one of his compositions was featured in a short film that was selected in the final round of the Academy affiliated short film festival “Flickerfest.”

Sam Mudie

Contemporary

Dr Alistair Noble

Dr Alistair Noble

Position

Executive Leadership

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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AIM - Australian Institute of Music

Dr Alistair Noble

  • Position

    Executive Leadership

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

  • Departments

    Music, Administration

Dr Alistair Noble began his life in music as a pianist, studying with Isobel Grigor, Alan Jenkins, and Larry Sitsky. A subsequent interest in the work of Winifred Burston (a remarkable Australian pianist who had studied with Busoni in Berlin) led to a Masters Degree in musicology, based upon extensive archival research. Alongside this historical research, Alistair found that music analysis is a way to bring together many of his diverse interests in composition, performance, and critique of music. A PhD in this field, completed at the Australian National University, presented groundbreaking work on the music of American composer Morton Feldman.

Alistair taught in the School of Music at the Australian National University for some years, in musicology, music theory, analysis, composition, and chamber music. He served as Head of Theory and Convenor of Graduate Studies. As an award-winning PhD supervisor, he has enjoyed working with many graduate-level researchers in a wide range of music-related areas and also in cognate fields such as film studies. He has been a guest-lecturer in many places, including the University of the Philippines, the Colloquium of the Paul Sacher Foundation, UNSW, and National Taiwan University. While at ANU, Alistair served for three years as  Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Social Sciences. 

In 2013, Alistair published his updated Feldman research as Composing Ambiguity: the early music of Morton Feldman (Ashgate), which has been acclaimed internationally as a fundamentally important publication in this field.  

During 2014, Alistair was an invited Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Music at the National Taiwan Normal University, teaching orchestration, composition, and graduate seminars in the analysis of pop music and the sociology of music. While in Taiwan, he had the opportunity to accompany colleagues on fieldwork trips to several remote indigenous villages during major festivals, in addition to experiencing first-hand a wide range of musical performances, including Beijing-style operas, Taiwanese Nanguan, and the interesting local noise/sound-art scenes (about which Alistair has since published articles). 

In December 2015, he lectured on post-tonal music at the first Melbourne Music Analysis Summer School, held at Medley Hall, University of Melbourne. Recent compositions include the Glasteppich series (three pieces for piano, flute, and string orchestra) premiered by Arcko Symphonic with Michael Kieran Harvey and Kim Tan in December 2014, and Hauteurs/Temps (2015) for viola and percussion, to be premiered by Phoebe Green and Leah Scholes in 2016.

Dr Alistair Noble

Music, Administration

John Livermore

John Livermore

Position

Executive Leadership

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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AIM - Australian Institute of Music

John Livermore

  • Position

    Executive Leadership

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

  • Departments

    Information Technology & Communications

John has over 25 years experience in the IT field domestically and globally.

He has also previously worked at many education institutes such as Laureate Australia, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and TAFE.

John Livermore

Information Technology & Communications

Jerry Siden

Jerry Siden

Position

Executive Leadership

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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AIM - Australian Institute of Music

Jerry Siden

  • Position

    Executive Leadership

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

  • Departments

    Sales & Marketing

Director of Sales & Marketing

Jerry’s experience in the post-secondary education sector spans over 20 years with a majority of those in sales and marketing roles within institutions in Australia, United States of America and New Zealand. His experience in the student recruitment scene has lead him to receiving the 2015 Global Product Services Awards for Leadership by Laureate Education in recognition for his contribution towards the student enrolment growth within the organisation.

Jerry Siden

Sales & Marketing

Christoph Blickling

Christoph Blickling

Position

Program Leader

Campus

Sydney

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AIM - Australian Institute of Music

Christoph Blickling

  • Position

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Sydney

  • Departments

    Foundation Studies & Academic Support

Christoph Blickling was born in Germany and moved to Australia at the age of ten. He began cello lessons at the age of four. Ever since, he has won prizes at numerous competitions throughout Australia.

After completing his Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University under the guidance of Professor Markus Stocker, Christoph furthered his music education and career in Prague, Czech Republic with Professor Miroslav Petraš. In 2009 Christoph received his Postgraduate Diploma at the Hochschule fu¨r Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany studying with Professor Tim Stolzenburg.

Also among his activities Christoph has been a member of many ensembles and orchestras including the Staatskapelle Weimar (State Opera Orchestra Weimar, Germany). Christoph has participated in national and international tours and has given concerts both as a soloist and as a chamber musician playing alongside renowned musicians. In addition, he also has a passion for passing on his musical interests to children of all ages. Together with his wife, internationally acclaimed pianist Suzanna Hlinka, Christoph has performed in concerts around Europe and Australia and has released two CDs.

Furthermore, Christoph is cofounder and artistic director of Eloquenz Concerts Series. Since 2015, Christoph has been lecturing at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.

www.christophblickling.com

Christoph Blickling

Foundation Studies & Academic Support