Emma Knott [flute] initially studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music under Margaret Crawford and Gerhard Mallon. During 1987 she undertook a Masters Degree in Performance studying under Geoffrey Collins and in 1992 attended classes overseas with William Bennett and James Galway. Returning to Australia and while teaching at the University of Wollongong, Emma formed the Wollongong Conservatorium Flute Ensemble, later to become the Stables Ensemble, which has won many major Australian and overseas awards. She was a lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium from 1996 to 2006 and assisted in preparing a beginner tutor book with Margaret Crawford for Mark Walton. Emma is an AMEB examiner and has been Secretary of the Australian Flute Society, Vice-President of the Flute Society of NSW and conductor for the Sydney Youth Orchestra. She has played with numerous orchestras and has been very active in encouraging, adjudicating and teaching flute to early beginners through to post graduate students.