Ms Linda Walsh

Senior Lecturer

School of Creative Arts (Music)

Career Summary


Linda Walsh is a graduate in oboe performance of the Canberra School of Music. With the award of a Swiss Government Scholarship in 1985, she continued her postgraduate studies in Switzerland under Professor Hans Elhorst in Berne and Louise Pellerin in Zürich. An award from the Albert Roussel Foundation in Paris led to a very inspiring period of study with renowned French oboist Maurice Bourgue. Linda joined the Basel Sinfonietta in 1986 and performed throughout France, Germany and Switzerland.

Returning to Australia in 1987, Linda joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and over the following five years took part in three international tours and numerous recording projects with artists such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Frans Bruggen, Barry Tuckwell and Joshua Bell. Linda was also a founding member of Sydney Alpha Ensemble specialising in contemporary music. In 1998, Linda presented a recital of Australian repertoire for solo oboe at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. More recently, freelance engagements with the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera Orchestras are part of a busy schedule which also includes solo recitals, chamber music concerts and radio broadcasts.

Linda Walsh is one of Australia's most highly regarded oboe teachers. She taught at Sydney Conservatorium of Music for eleven years from 1988, joining the staff at the University of Newcastle in 1996. Publications include a multi-lingual instructional DVD on oboe reed making in 2008, and a series of music videos incorporating live performance in 2009 which were presented in Birmingham at the Conference of the International Double Reed Society. Current research interests include multimedia performance and computer based composition. Linda currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School (Drama, Fine Art and Music) University of Newcastle.

Research Expertise
Twentieth century oboe performance, extended techniques Experimental media and composition. Educational video Music documentaries

Teaching Expertise
Oboe, chamber music, ensemble collaboration skills.

Administrative Expertise
Coordination of Woodwind area, coordination of ensembles and chamber music. Currently Deputy Head of School, (Academic Management) School of Drama, Fine Art and Music


  • Graduate Diploma in Education, Canberra College of Advanced Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music), Canberra School of Music


  • Chamber Music
  • Instructional video
  • Multi media collaboration
  • Music Documentary
  • Oboe
  • Twentieth century oboe repertoire
  • Video
  • Woodwind


  • German (Fluent)

Fields of Research

190407Music Performance100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1988 - 1/12/1998Lecturer in Oboe Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Music Performance- Woodwind Department

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/08/1987 - 1/04/1992Classical OboistAustralian Chamber Orchestra
Performing Arts


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Conference (2 outputs)

2013Vella RJ, Walsh L, Scott NB, Redhead T, 'A Report on Collaborative Music Making at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music', Redefining the musical landscape: Inspired learning and innovation in music education - XIX National Conference Proceedings, Canberra (2013) [E1]
Author URL
Co-authorsNathan Scott, Richard Vella
2013Johnston A, Walsh LS, 'Sound Stream', Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition, Sydney (2013) [E2]

Creative Work (14 outputs)

2014Walsh LS, Johnston A, Bluff A, Airflow for oboe and interactive system v2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2014) [J2]
2013Walsh LS, Johnston A, Bluff A, Airflow, Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J2]
Author URLSupanova
2012Walsh LS, Edwards R, Yanada 2012 for oboe, sound processing and video, Sonic Arts Lab, Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom (2012) [J1]
2012Walsh LS, Visions of Fernleigh, Sonic Arts Lab, Belfast, United Kingdom (2012) [J1]
2011Walsh LS, Drummond J, Aquarelle, The Lockup, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J1]
2008Walker SKA, Walsh L, Anthea S-M, Scott-Mitchell A, Smith M, "Mozart Chamber Works" a concert by Newcastle Conservatorium staff members featuring some of Mozart's chamber masterpieces: Oboe Quartet K370, Flute Quartet K285 and Clarinet Quintet K581., Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (2008)
Co-authorsAnthea Scott-Mitchell, Sally Walker
2008Walsh LS, The Oboe Reed Making DVD, -, Australia (2008) [J1]
2002Spiers CJ, Walsh LS, Concert September 12th 2002 Colin Spiers (Piano) Linda Walsh (Oboe), Dorati - Duo Concertante, Holland - Last Light, Spiers/Parker/Pring/Woods/Thornton - The Tango Book, Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Newcastle Conservatorium, Newcastle Conservatorium (2002) [J2]
Co-authorsColin Spiers
2002Spiers CJ, Walsh LS, Concert September 22nd 2002 Colin Spiers (Piano) Linda Walsh (Oboe), Dorati - Duo Concertante, Holland - Last Light, Spiers/Parker/Pring/Woods/Thornton - The Tango Book, Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe and Piano, ABC, Newcastle Conservatorium (2002) [J2]
Co-authorsColin Spiers
1999Walsh LS, Nelson Mass by Haydn, Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Opera House 4/3/99 (1999) [J2]
1999Walsh LS, Mass by Mozart, Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Opera House (1999) [J2]
1999Walsh LS, Double Concerto J S Bach, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Walsh LS, Music of Telemann and Handel, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Walsh LS, Sonata ansd Sextet by F Poulenc, Faculty of Music, University of newcastle (1999) [J2]
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Grants and Funding


Number of grants1
Total funding$1,396

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19981 grants / $1,396

International Double Reed Society Conference, Tempe, USA$1,396

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Linda Walsh
SchemeTravel Grant
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
Type Of FundingInternal

Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009The Flute and Mythology
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts

Ms Linda Walsh


Senior Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area


Contact Details
Phone(02) 4921 8932
Fax(02) 4921 8958


RoomCON 413
BuildingThe Conservatorium of Music
LocationThe Conservatorium
Cnr Laman and Auckland Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300