The Music Association is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.
The committee members are -
Anna Ambrose Public Officer & Viola Player
Pam Harris Artistic Director & Piano/Cello Player, teacher and composer
Marion Haigh Secretary & Folk Musician / Composer
Geoff Boxsell Treasurer & Baritone Singer
Rob Giles Social Media & Heavy Metal Bass Player
Karen Bowie Research Analyst & Piano Player
Greg Knight Policy & Clarinet/Timpani Player
Pam Waters Venue Manager & Flute/Harp Player
The Association was dreamt up at Pam's kitchen table. In her historic farmhouse at Jerrara, overlooking Jamberoo to the West and Kiama in the East and beyond.
Pam and Anna spoke of music, community and the nearby Uniting Church hall and historic stone chapel which had become available for community use.
The cello player and viola player realised that musicians across the district and beyond were looking to connect musically. Being eclectic themselves, Pam and Anna wanted to enable people to share music of all genres with one another. The Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association was thus born with a view to making group playing affordable, looking after administrative needs and supporting the local music community.
In September 2017 the Kiama, Jamberoo Community Music Association incorporated.
In October 2017 Kiama Jamberoo String Orchestra was formed. The Association's ongoing support of inclusive community music soon led to the involvement and creation of several other musical groups.
We encourage musicians of all genres, levels and ability in Kiama, Jamberoo and surrounds to share, improve, connect or perform music with one another.
Our goal is to also create a forum for communicating local musical news and creating musical events.