Emma Knott completed degrees in flute performance from the Queensland Conservatorium and the University of Wollongong, studying with renowned teachers, Margaret Crawford and Geoffrey Collins. She then travelled overseas to study with the legendary flautists, William Bennett and James Galway. Upon returning to Australia, Emma joined the staff at the University of Wollongong and formed the University of Wollongong Flute Ensemble, later to become the award-winning Stables Ensemble.
Emma subsequently lectured at the Sydney Conservatorium for ten years, where she collaborated in the development of a beginner tutor book with Margaret Crawford and Mark Walton. A former conductor of the Sydney Youth Orchestra and an AMEB examiner for more that 25 years, Emma has also held office for the Flute Society of NSW and the Australian Flute Society.
Emma is an accomplished performer, with multiple albums featuring Australian flute music to her credit, which have been played extensively on the classical network. She is also a member of the innovative Eclectix Flute Quartet. A dedicated and inspiring teacher of many decades’ experience, Emma continues her extended tenure at her alma mater, Frensham, having also taught at Kinross Wolaroi and numerous Sydney Schools. She was Schools Programs Manager and flute teacher at Mitchell Conservatorium from 2019 until earlier in 2023 and has now been appointed to the staff of Hume Conservatorium.
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We acknowledge the traditional Custodians of this Land, where the Aboriginal People have performed age-old ceremonies of storytelling, music, dance and celebration. As a traditional meeting place, many first nations peoples came to this region. Underneath our buildings and roads this Land always will be traditional Aboriginal Land. in the same way, all music making genres and practices come from our musical elders, so we acknowledge those on whose skills and wisdom we draw.