This month we welcomed Katie Clarke to the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences team as our new Manager of Course Administration, based out of Albury/Wodonga.
A native to Wodonga, Katie moved to Melbourne for her Tertiary studies, achieving a Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and a Masters of Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM), University of Melbourne. It was during her time studying that she was plucked from the practice room and offered a position in the administration team with the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (which I’m told basically encompasses all courses related to the fine arts, performing arts and music), a role that led to other roles across many areas of student administration within a Faculty environment – including managing course and subject administration, timetabling, engagement, executive office and concerts management – before moving centrally to the University of Melbourne as the manager of Graduations & Examinations. She is also a qualified Secondary School Teacher and Instrumental Music Teacher.
She has enjoyed a professional career in music performing with many of Melbourne’s largest orchestras and chamber music groups and has toured as an orchestral musician internationally. As a teacher, she has taught many successful flute students and is often invited to teach at intensive interstate music camps.
Katie is excited to join the FOBJBS Course Administration Team, as she has really missed working within a Faculty environment and being able to work closely with fellow academics and students is something that she feels very strongly about.
She has been very impressed with CSU’s Values (Insightful, Inclusive, Impactful and Inspiring) and looks forward to aligning these values within her team, academics and staff. Her own personal philosophy that she lives by, and I quote Is, “if I respect and value those I interact with, I will see the same in return”.
Some of Katie’s many hobbies include:
- Music (obviously), be it playing, teaching to others, or merely enjoying it.
- Re-acquainting herself with the Albury scene, trying out all the new restaurants, coffee places and bars since moving back to Albury earlier this year.
- And spoiling her dog Walter (Lucky Guy)
Thank you to Jonathon Schmidt, Workplace Learning student (BUS110), for interviewing Katie and writing this article.