The rise is a tribute to hard-working members. As Yeo wrote in an email, ‘The AGSC is a ship not a dinghy! A big new thing here is the welcoming of Annie Parnell as Executive Director of the guild. Also, Brett Aplin has been a remarkable VP and essentially my brains trust. Craig Morgan has done so much for the mental health and well being of composers, and Felicity Wilcox has equally done so much to combat the gender inequity in our industry.’
Brett Aplin’s work in Victoria is bringing a real surge in Melbourne members. But there are more urgent reasons as well.