Mardi McSullea began her music studies at the New South Wales Conservatorium
of Music in Sydney, and later received her Masters of Music Degree
in the United States, having studied with eminent American flautist,
Thomas Nyfenger at Queens College, City University of New York.
She has worked casually with many Australian orchestras and as guest
soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. In the United States
she performed with the New York Pops Orchestra, the Brandenberg
Ensemble, for the Metropolitan Operas summer seasons, and the New
School Chamber Orchestra. She became active in contemporary Music
through involvement with the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and
in collaboration with composer colleagues.
McSullea is currently Head of Woodwind in the Faculty of Music,
University of Melbourne. She is an enthusiastic supporter of chamber
music and is frequently involved in performances with the Astra
Chamber Music Society, Chambermade Opera, and the State Orchestra
of Victoria, and new music performances in Festivals across Australia
and abroad. She is currently Artistic Director of an innovative
series of concerts in the Potter Museum in Melbourne.