ANU School of Music Streaming Sounds

Production Team


Niven Stines

Niven is currently manager of technical support at the ANU School of Music. This includes supporting the teaching and research of the School, and its venues, as well as operating and maintaining the recording studios. He also coordinates and delivers recording related courses at the school, including the ‘Music Recording and Production’ major in the new ‘Bachelor of Music Professional Practice’ degree program.

Niven has an extensive recording and live sound career. 
His many CD releases include classical and jazz ensembles of all sizes, choral,  folk,  rock, pop,  blues, and worship. His live work includes mixing and technical direction for concerts of all genres, theatre, corporate, and major outdoor events.

Josh Chaffey

An active participant in the Canberra audiovisual industry for some 6 years now, Joshua Chaffey has performed a wide variety of work in installation, studio recording and live sound.  Josh played a significant role in the technical refurbishment of Llewellyn Hall during the 2007/2008 renovations, and now works directly for the School of Music as a Technical Services Officer.  A lifelong musician himself, Josh lends a sympathetic ear to the artists as he co-ordinates the live sound component of this event.

Byron Petty

Byron was a fixture of the Canberra Theatre for nearly decade before deciding to break free and work freelance for a year. He has undertaken diverse roles with most of Australia’s best touring arts organisations and international touring companies, such as the Australian Ballet, Philippe Genty and Bell Shakespeare before joining the school of music.  Byron provides assistance to many of Canberra’s Theatre communities, and hopes his new position at the ANU School of music will give him an opportunity to shine.

Nicole Bates
M.Mus (ANU), B.Mus (Hons) (ANU), B.Mus (Adelaide)

Nicole Bates commenced her studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, South Australia.  Upon completing her Bachelor of Music (Performance) she moved to Canberra to study clarinet with Alan Vivian at the Australian National University School of Music where she graduated with a Master of Music. A dedicated and enthusiastic performer and teacher, Nicole has performed at the Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Opera Orchestra, Canberra Pops Orchestra, a live radio broadcast for ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live series and subsequently recorded with the ABC in the same year, as well as regularly performing in chamber music groups and solo around the country.


Plum Media Group provides it’s clients in Canberra with a total webcasting package, from selecting the ‘best use for purpose’ web casting equipment and media management system for reporting viewer statistics, to providing quality recording equipment and experienced production personnel for the event. The partners in Web Casting Solutions are:

Paul Hoad: Managing Director, Plum Media Group – Highly skilled and experienced television production professional. 20 years at the Prime Television Network in regional NSW, QLD & ACT as:

  • News Director
  • Producer/Director – Commercial and Programs, including “Star Maker”, “The Bushwhackers” and music video clips for Slim Dusty
  • Pilot programs for “Wild Rivers”, EZ Treks (4WD show) and “Liquid Gold”

Ian Atkinson: Television Producer

  • Blue Water Dreaming, 39 x half hour television lifestyle documentary series seen in over 100 countries on the Discovery Channel and other international broadcast & cable networks, including Network 10 and Foxtel in Australia.
  • The Great Australian Bite” 1-hour special documentary for ABC television, featuring Greg Norman and a great white shark.
  • Many Government and corporate productions, including “Drought Relief” with Ian Leslie, “Energy Efficiency Opportunities” with Ali Moore.

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