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Margie Moore OAM


Margie Moore was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2011 Australia Day Honours for service to the arts through music education.  The award recognises her role in developing the Sydney Symphony Orchestra education and musician training program and her contribution to the Orff Schulwerk Association for creative music education and movement in Australia.

Margie says that she feels very humbled and proud to have received this amazing award.

"I believe I am part of a big team and we’ve all worked together to achieve great things. The area of Arts and Music Education is one that is dear to us all. May it continue to be so for the kids of the future. Lets all do what we can to make that happen. Thanks to you all for being a part of the journey – I am very privileged to have such amazing people to work with and to have been awarded in the same cohort as Lindsay Aked and Roger Smalley, both composers and musicians of huge talent and imagination.  I am extremely grateful to the Orff movement, both in Australia and overseas, for the wonderful mentoring it has offered me through the exceptional people who are part of its extended family."

One of Margie's great joys is singing in the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus.  She loves the community it creates and the chance to perform quality choral repertoire, including commissioned Australian works in vibrant settings, with wonderful musicians and singers.

Congratulations Margie; very well deserved.

Margie, pictured (with her husband Paul Hutchins) at Government House in Sydney for her investiture ceremony. Paul is displaying his own Medal of the Order of Australia, awarded in 2009 for service to medicine as a paediatrician, particularly through the interdisciplinary management of care for children with complex developmental problems and their families.

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