Au Revoir Yvette
This year we bid a fond farewell to our Operations and Artistic Coordinator, Yvette Goodchild. Yvette has recently accepted a transfer to the UNSW Law department, to act as their Transitional Support Officer throughout 2018.
One of the more established members of the MPU, Yvette began her work at UNSW in the part-time position of Operations Assistant in 2009, before stepping into the full-time role of Operations Coordinator in 2010. Enjoying an extensive musical career, Yvette is most well-known to Sydney audiences as former Assistant Principal Viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a frequent guest artist with the Australia Ensemble, and was Artistic Director of the Bowral Autumn Music Festival from 2009 to 2014.
While the students of the UNSW ensembles are frequently popping in and out of the University, Yvette has been here every day for the past 8 years, working tirelessly to organise everything from repertoire, to guest artists, to subscribers, to assembling the several metric tonnes of Tim-tams for Collegium Musicum Choir rehearsals. Long standing members of the UNSW music ensembles will appreciate Yvette’s positive and professional demeanour, her organisational prowess, and her passion for all things musical.
We wish her all the best in her new role. She will be missed.