All cover designs, art work, and photography by Johanna Selleck unless otherwise indicated
Upper Ferntree Gully
Silver St Bridge, Eltham, by Anne Selleck
Selleck grew up in Eltham, Victoria and currently resides in Upper Ferntree Gully in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. She is married with one son. Her work has been featured at numerous festivals including the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, the Castlemaine State Festival, and the Fourth CHOMBEC conference in Bristol, UK. Her research has been published by Cambridge Scholars Press, the Australasian Musicological Research Journal, and Lexington Books (among others). She also worked for 5 years as a music critic for Melbourne’s Herald Sun. Her recordings appear on Tall Poppies, Move Records, Fluteworthy, and Navona Records (American Society of Composers). Her music is published by Reed Music, Allans Music, Centre for Studies in Australian Music, Lyrebird Press, and the Australian Music Centre. She is a regular participant in conferences of the Musicological Society of Australia. Prizes for composition include the Percy Grainger Prize and the Albert Maggs Award. In 2016, she completed a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria. In 2017, Selleck will launch her own label for the purposes of recording and publishing, Acacia Gold. As a freelance flautist with a focus on contemporary repertoire, she performs regularly with the Melbourne Composers’ League and in a duo with harpist Jacinta Dennett.
Johanna Selleck is a composer,
flautist, and musicologist.
She completed a PhD in composition
at the University of Melbourne
in 2006 studying under
Brenton Broadstock. She
currently teaches composition
at the university, where she is
an honorary fellow.
Her compositions have been performed by some of the most renowned performers in Australia and internationally including the Queensland, Tasmanian, and Melbourne Symphony orchestras and at the Asian Composers’ League Festivals in Singapore (2013), Israel (2012), and Vietnam (2016).