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Ms Genevieve Wilkins


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5074
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML1.122  

Genevieve is a Music Lecturer at WAAPA.  She teaches academic classes, percussion studies and also co-ordinates a variety of Elective units.

Currently teaching

  • Percussion Principle Study (Individual Lessons)
  • MUS2509 - Managing a Career in Music (Lecturer and Unit Co-ordinator)
  • MUS3312 - Jazz Professional Management Skills 1 (Lecturer and Unit Co-ordinator)
  • MUS3320 - Jazz Professional Management Skills 2 (Lecturer and Unit Co-ordinator)
  • MUS1408 - Contemporary Aural 1
  • MUS1418 - Contemporary Aural 2
  • MUS1409 - Contemporary Theory 1
  • MUS1419 - Contemporary Theory 2
  • MUS3240 - Rhythm Workshop
  • CUAWRT503 - Diploma Classical and Composition History
  • Diploma Classical Performance (Concert Practice) - (Cluster of units: BSBCRT501, CUAMOF506, CUAMOF507, CUAMOF406)
  • MUS2522, 2523, 3517, 3518 - Classical Special Topics 1-4 (Lecturer and Unit Co-ordinator)
  • MUS3541, 3542, 4533, 4544 - Extra Ensembles 1-4 (Unit Co-ordinator)
  • MUS2524, 2525 - Instrumental Conducting 1 and 2 (Unit Co-ordinator)
  • MUS2516 - Introduction to Instrumental Pedagogy (Unit Co-ordinator).


Genevieve Wilkins is an Australian born freelance percussionist, renowned for her ability as a collaborative cross-genre ensemble musician.  She was based in the UK from 2004-2016, where she was a Professor of Music at the Royal College of Music (London, UK), lecturing in Musical Leadership, Percussion Ensemble Skills and Outreach Mentoring.  Genevieve also has a long career as a consultant and facilitator for creative music projects. Genevieve was a member of “ensemblebash” (2008-2017), UK’s premiere percussion ensemble and is a founding member of “The G Project”, an exciting and virtuosic collaboration with cellist Gabriella Swallow.

Genevieve has performed with and/or recorded with Nash Ensemble, Chroma Ensemble, Gavin Bryars, Joanna MacGregor, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Max De Wardener, Lionel Richie, Akon, Joby Burgess, Andrew Poppy, Colin Riley, Melanie Pappenheim, Galvanize Ensemble, Steve Schick, Ensemble Pi, Tetrafide Percussion and was a founding member of Arabic/Indian/Flamenco fusion group Alcazaba.  She was on stage percussion soloist for the award winning opera premiere of 4.48 Psychosis for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 2012 saw Genevieve recording and performing the percussion principle part for Mark Anthony Turnage's UNDANCE for Wayne MacGregor Dance Co, released on NMC. Genevieve was Performance MD for the Almeida Theatre premiere of "American Psycho", and has performed regularly as MD and principal percussionist at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London.  Genevieve’s orchestral credits include the City of Birmingham Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic and the WASO. Her West End credits include “Tap Dogs”, “Thriller Live”, “Never Forget: The Musical”.

Professional Associations

  • ASME (Australian Society for Music Education)
  • Percussive Arts Society.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2010 - Vic Firth Artist (endorsed by)
  • 2008 - Popercussion Cajon Artist (endorsed by)
  • 2002 - National Academy of Music Program
  • 2001 - Flora Bunning Postgraduate Performance Scholarship (Percussion and Timpani Study in NYC)
  • 2001 - AYO Orchestral Fellowship 2001 AYO Overseas Study Award
  • 1999 - 2002 Australian Youth Orchestra, including Touring Season and New Music Now program
  • 1997 - Rupert Thackray Prize for Music Education (most outstanding BMusEd Graduate).

Research Areas and Interests

  • Contemporary Percussion
  • Ensemble Leadership
  • Creative Music
  • Project Facilitation and Research
  • Experimental Classical Composition
  • Collaborative Performance
  • Cross Genre Collaboration Music
  • Composition in Theatre Music Direction
  • Music Recording.


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessmemt, Other WA registered training organisation, 2018.
  • Bachelor of Music Education, The University of Western Australia, 1998.
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