Sally Greenaway


Sally Greenaway is a multi-award winning composer, pianist and musical director hailing from Canberra, Australia. She has earned herself the reputation of being a versatile and diverse musician, having worked with many of Australia’s music ensembles (ranging from schools to community to professional). She is regularly invited to give masterclasses, workshops and adjudicate competitions. She was musical director for ConneXion Big Band for 10 years and has lectured at the CIT Music Industry Centre, the ANU School of Music and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Greenaway is a post-graduate from the Royal College of Music, London, UK, where she received the Lucy Anne Jones award, studying composition and orchestration. She is also a graduate of the ANU School of Music Jazz Department where she specialised in jazz piano.

As a composer, Greenaway’s writing spans a wide assortment of styles and genres, including classical chamber works, jazz big band works, and film soundtracks.

In 2017 she received the ‘Instrumental Work of the Year’ Art Music Award from APRA AMCOS for her work 7 Great Inventions of the Modern Industrial Age. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra Composition Contest, in 2009 she was awarded the Canberra International Music Festival Young Composer Award with her version of Waltzing Matilda for Finnish vocal sextet Rajaton, and in 2008 she won the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra National Big Band Composition Competition with her work Falling of Seasons.

Greenaway’s compositions features on number of CDs, including on the ABC Classic 100 Swoon collection, and her own CD releases have received world-wide critical acclaim.

How will your Philanthropy help?

Greenaway’s day-to-day work includes composing, teaching and performing in the Canberra region, as well as further afield nationally and internationally. Her upcoming project is to release a new collection of recordings and videos of several recent works, hopefully to eventually be picked up by ABC Classic.

Your philanthropy will assist Sally in achieving several professional recordings and videos of new works. In particular it will contribute significantly towards:

– Engaging professional musicians (locally and nationally) to record her new works
– Venue hire costs
– Recording and Engineering costs
– Video costs
– Printing costs
– Travel costs
– Enabling me to pay professionals engaged in this project properly

How will Philanthropists benefit?

Your support is a considerable boost to Greenaway's work

Philanthropists also receive exclusive gifts, offers and discounts.

As such she would like to thank you with offers such as:

  • Free digital versions of her CD releases (of existing body of work)
  • Sneak peaks (early bird) viewing of newly released recordings/videos
  • Free recordings from time to time (released from time to time throughout the year)

All philanthropy benefits are at the discretion of the individual artist.