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Examiner 1009
BAMus, MCA (MusPerf), GradDipMusEd, AMusA

Emma Knott teaches flute and chamber music in the Southern Highlands, having previously taught at the University of Wollongong, the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she was a lecturer in flute. She has also taught at Shore, St Aloysius and Sydney Grammar and has given masterclasses both in Australia and overseas. In 1992, she attended classes with William Bennett and James Galway.

Ms Knott has performed with various orchestras in New South Wales and Queensland and she is a member of the Eclectix flute ensemble. From 1995 until 2002, she conducted the Sydney Youth Orchestra Flute Ensemble. Her extensive adjudication experience includes flute and general eisteddfods.

Having formed the Conservatorium of Wollongong Flute Ensemble, which she directed for 11 years, Ms Knott has a special interest in flute ensembles. In 1999 and 2002, her ensembles won the Open International Flute Ensemble competitions held at the Australian Flute Conventions in Brisbane and Melbourne.

In 2007, she recorded From a Bridge of Dreams with pianist David Miller AM. The album, which features new Australian works for flute, has been played extensively on ABC Radio and 2MBS-FM.

Ms Knott currently teaches at Frensham, Kinross Wolaroi and is Schools Program Manager at the Mitchell Conservatorium of Music in Bathurst.


Positions held
  • Former Vice-President – Flute Society of NSW
  • Former Secretary – Australian Flute Society