Board of Management


Marcia Hewitt (DBA, MBA, BA [Music], MAICD) studied musicology and performance at the Australian National University. Initially a music critic for The Canberra Times and a music teacher, she has established a successful career in public sector management. Her work has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Australia Business Arts Foundation - 2008 KPMG advice Bank Award (SA). In 2009 she donated a website to the National Library of Australia to mark the 75th birthday of composer Larry Sitsky.

Public Officer

Lesley Lewis (BA, M Mus, Dip T) is a founding member of the organisation and has been a member of the Committee of Management since incorporation in 1984. She is a distinguished concert harpsichordist and taught at the Elder Conservatorium of Music and in SA schools for 30 years. She is now a freelance teacher and choral director.

Board Members

Frank May (MAppSci, FISPE, ARCM, LRAM) has been on the Committee of Management since its inception as an independent external member. A pharmacist and pharmaco-epidemiologist, he recently retired from a Faculty position at the Harvard Medical School, Boston. Frank is a practising organist and accompanist. His specialist brief on the Committee is both artistic and business advisor. Previous Board positions: 1985-1995 Deputy Chairman – Adelaide Children’s Hospital, Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Lynton Rivers (B Mus, Dip T) is a founding member of the organisation. He is a distinguished recorder player and is responsible for recorder teaching at the Department of Education and Children’s Services, the Elder School of Music. Lynton is also an examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Jayne Varnish (B Mus, Grad Dip Ed) began her music studies on the clarinet, transferring to recorder during her studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music where she studied with Lesley Lewis. In 1980-81 she studied with Marion Verbruggen in Amsterdam. She has performed extensively with Compages and Viva Baroque!, Syntony and Adelaide Baroque. Jayne is a regular tutor for Adelaide Baroque and the Recorder Society of SA