SOMA (Symphony Orchestra Musician Association) represents Australia’s professional orchestra musicians. It includes the musicians of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO), Orchestra Victoria (OV), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Opera Australia Orchestra (OAO), the Sydney Symphony (SSO) and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO).

Each constituent orchestra elects a representative to the National SOMA Executive to coordinate industrial and professional policies and to make representations to state and commonwealth governments.

SOMA Executive members

  • Mark Bruwel – Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO) – President
  • Josh De Graff  Orchestra Victoria (OV)
  • Rachael Kirk – West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO)
  • Lachlan Bramble – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO)
  • Matthew Goddard -Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO)
  • Kirstin Kenny – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)
  • Emily Long – Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
  • Richard Madden – Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO)

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