Percussion Australia

More Than a Noise…

We are where the music of the planet lives and grows.

Who we are?

We are home to two globally recognised music ensembles Synergy Percussion and Taikoz, Australia’s leading taiko training facility the Australian Taiko Academy and Australia’s newest international music festival ‘Boom! International Festival of Percussion’. We will also be introducing new streams over the next five years including an Afro-Latin School of percussion and a pre-professional Training Academy for percussionists.

Percussion Australia Key People

Ian Cleworth

Artistic Director

Lee McIver

General Manager | Producer

Karen Steains

Finance Director

We are the centre of a thriving community of artists, educators, students, supporters, collaborators and fans.

We enable, encourage and produce collaborative projects, new compositions, public performances, workshops, classes, festivals, pre-professional training and ensembles plus more.

Percussion Australia Board

Jeremy Wright


Jodie Baker

Director and Chair of Finance & Risk Committee

Karen Russell


John Sharpe


Alison Dunn


Natalie Musico

Director and Chair of Donations, Gifts and sponsorship Committee

Ann Hoban


Key Partners

Percussion Australia is supported by the NSW Government through its key advisory arts body Create NSW. The Boom! International Festival of Percussion is supported by the Australian Federal Government through the RISE fund and by the City of Sydney Cultural Fund.

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