Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020 features members and industry friends

Thursday, 11 Jun 2020

(Keith Jamieson is a Golden Guitar winner and his song 'The Blue Gum Tree Ball' was recorded by Slim Dusty)

The 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognised seven APRA AMCOS members for their services to the arts, including Queensland bush balladeer Keith Jamieson and cellist, composer, conductor and music educator Wendy Ireland, who received her honour posthumously.  And special mention to legendary music producer Mark Opitz, who helped shape the sound of albums from INXS, Cold Chisel, The Divinyls and many more.

Heartfelt congratulations to all!

John Douglas D'arcy
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the performing arts, particularly to music.

The late Wendy Iris Ireland 
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to music education.

Keith Jamieson
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to country music, and to the community.

Felix Gerald Meagher 
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to celtic music and dance.

Caroline Downer
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the visual and performing arts through a range of roles.

Caroline Goldsmith
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the community, and to the performing arts.

David Ian Kram
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to the performing arts, to opera and chamber choirs, and to education.

Mark Opitz
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to music production.


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