Recorder player, researcher & educator

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"Obviously a fine exponent of music for any recorder, she proved herself as a capable experimenter in contemporary wind technique. In four diverse works she produced an atmospheric collaboration with electronic media." ArtsHub


"Blackburn is an expert in Renaissance, Baroque, Contemporary and Japanese repertoire for recorder..." RealTime


E V E N T S​



Alana Blackburn & Riley Lee

Manly, Sydney



Australasian Recorder Festival


New Publications

This year marked two new book chapters and a journal publication:

Blackburn, A (2022). The Armidale Symphony Orchestra: the ecology of a regional orchestra. In L. de Bruin & J. Southcott (Eds) Music Ecologies: Instrumental Music Ensembles Around the World, Routledge.

Purchase the book here.

Blackburn, A & McGrath, N. (2022). Reducing student anxiety in online tertiary music education through the application of Universal Design for Learning. International Journal on Innovations in Online Education, 5(4), p. 53-68. 


Blackburn, A (2021). The impact of group identity on the social dynamics and sustainability of chamber music ensembles. In R. Timmers, H. Daffern & F. Bailes (eds) Together in Music: Participation, coordination, and creativity in ensembles. University Oxford Press.

Purchase the book here.