About Us

AWMP was founded by Mark and Jo Walton.

Mark Walton is a highly respected and popular figure in the Australian and New Zealand musical scene and widely acknowledged as a virtuoso clarinet and saxophone performer, inspiring teacher and charismatic musician.

Mark has held senior positions and been the guest artist in many of the leading International Musical Institutions from London to Kabul. For many years Mark held the position of Chair of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

In 2005 Mark was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his contribution to Music Education in Australia.

Mark has written three books, How Did It Happen?, Teacher Talk and Notes of Discovery all of which are available online as eBooks. The proceeds from these books go to the Christchurch School of Music Support Trust.