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Ms Genevieve Wilkins


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5074, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML3264
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5074
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML3264  


Genevieve is a Lecturer in Percussion, Aural, Theory and Musicianship in Contemporary and Classical Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Currently teaching

  • MUS3240 - Rhythm Workshop
  • MUS1408 - Contemporary Aural 1
  • MUS1418 - Contemporary Aural 2
  • MUS1409 - Contemporary Theory 1
  • MUS1419 - Contemporary Theory 2
  • Principle Study Percussion Individual Lessons
  • CUAMLT401 - Contemporary Diploma Theory (Notate Music for Performance)
  • CUAMLT501 - Contemporary and Jazz Diploma Aural (Refine Aural Perceptions)
  • CUAWRT503 - Classical Diploma History (Write About Music)


Genevieve Wilkins is an Australian born freelance percussionist. Before joining the staff at WAAPA she was a Professor of Music at the Royal College of Music (UK) and has a long career as a consultant and facilitator for creative music projects.
She was a member of “ensemblebash” (2008-2017), UK’s premiere percussion ensemble and a founding member of “The G Project”, an exciting and virtuosic collaboration with cellist Gabriella Swallow. She performs regularly with composer Andrew Poppy’s “Sustaining Ensemble” and in 2010 she also joined the band of world/jazz bassist Nathan Riki Thomson. Genevieve has performed with and/or recorded with Nash Ensemble, Gavin Bryars, Joanna MacGregor, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Max De Wardener, Lionel Richie, Akon, Josh Groban, Karen David, DJ Panko (Ojos de Brujo), Melanie Pappenheim, Galvanize Ensemble, Steve Schick, Ensemble Pi, Tetrafide Percussion and was a founding member of flamenco fusion group Alcazaba.

Genevieve’s orchestral credits include the London Sinfonia, Malaysian Philharmonic, New London Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony. Her West End credits include “Tap Dogs”, “Thriller Live”, “Never Forget: The Musical”. Genevieve also performs regularly as MD and principal percussionist at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London.


  • Bachelor of Music Education, The University of Western Australia, 1998.
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