Cain is a composer, producer and instrumentalist who has lived and breathed music his whole life, picking up his first instrument at the age of six. Cain has a long history of supporting the Territory music scene and has made a huge impact as a supporter, educator, program developer, session musician and respected guitarist and producer. He is passionate about the development of opportunities for the NT music scene.
He currently works as the VET lecturer in Music at Charles Darwin University and is an accomplished musician. He is involved with many different acts around the country including Catherine Satour, Heart Beat and Stab Capital, and is an experienced covers soloist.
Priscilla (Cilla) is the CEO of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency – the largest legal service in the Northern Territory providing high-quality and culturally appropriate legal aid services for Indigenous people in the Top End. She is fully engaged in pursuing the rights of Indigenous people through law and policy reform.
Cilla was featured in The Climb, a 2014 book by Geraldine Doogue on the top 14 women leaders in Australia. She was previously the CEO of the CAAMA Group, the largest Indigenous owned and operated multimedia organisation in Australia, and worked with the Australian Indigenous Communications Association in establishing the National Indigenous Television Service (NITV). She was also the Executive Producer and Creator of Double Trouble, the first Indigenous children’s television series produced for a commercial network (Channel 9 and Disney), which was nominated for an AFI in 2008 for Best Children’s Drama.
Caddie is creative producer and award-winning journalist, who has helped hundreds of people tell their stories on ABC radio and online. Lately, she’s been working with the Northern Territory’s art, material culture and photography collections at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Northern Territory Library in Darwin.
Most recently she's been working with online communities to curate exhibitions using social media. She also runs Wikiclub NT, an initiative aimed at addressing the shortage of Northern Territory content on Wikipedia. Before moving to the NT, Caddie studied cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has toured with many Australian acts.
Scott brings a worldly perspective and extensive cross-cultural experiences to the MusicNT Board. As a director, producer and filmmaker, Scott has travelled the globe, documenting and engaging with different cultures, including more than 20 years working with Indigenous communities in the NT. He has produced content for features such as Yolngu Boy, Story About Feeling and Yothu Yindi music videos, and has worked with the Discovery Channel, MTV, BBC-World and National Geographic. Scott is also a nationally accredited mediator and NT qualified through the Department of Justice CJC Mediation.
Mia has held a number of prominent positions within the NT Arts industry, including her role as Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performing Arts Program for the Northern Territory from 1998 to 2003. Mia was part of the inaugural Indigenous Arts Development Unit within the NT Government, establishing a number of major activities aimed to enhance Indigenous involvement across the NT. She has worked at Music NT as the Aboriginal Music Development Officer, and was a founding member of the first NT Indigenous Music Awards, now known as the National Indigenous Music Awards. She became manager of Music NT before leaving to work on a number of major Indigenous events across the Territory, including the Barunga Festival and the Freedom Day Festival.
Mia has served on a number of local and national Boards including the Australia Council’s Community Partnerships Committee, and was an inaugural Board member at Creative Australia. Mia currently works as the Events Coordinator for the Northern Land Council.
Simon is dedicated to improving access to, and the quality of, music programs in the bush and regional areas of the Territory. As the Remote and Regional Project Leader at NT Music School, he actively supports young musicians through instrumental programs, music teaching and community liaison. He brings over 20 years experience in the music industry to the MusicNT Board, and has extensive experience working and living in Indigenous communities. Simon’s wide range of music industry skills are matched by his wide range of instrumental skills, including saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, bass drums, keyboard and vocal.