A sought after musical director, conductor, soloist and event manager, Shilong Ye regularly travels between Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong, and China to work on multiple musical projects each year. A top student in music from Narrabundah College, Shilong went on to complete a Bachelor of Music with Honours at ANU School of Music and later completed his Master of Music Studies in Conducting at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He’s the recipient of “Alan Bellhouse Award for a Young Conductor” and has conducted in all major performance venues in Canberra, the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Townhall, Chatswood Concourse Concert Hall and enjoyed concertizing in Shanghai, Taiwan and Czech Republic.  

Shilong is known to the Canberra community for years of directing community and professional ensembles in local music events. Shilong also appeared as a soloist and emcee at the National Multicultural Festival, and has performed at the Canberra International Music Festival, Floriade, Lanyon Homestead Christmas Carols, Australian National Eisteddfod, Marimbula Jazz Festival and World Harp Congress.  

Shilong’s previous MD and conductor roles include Tuggeranong Valley Band, Canberra City Band, Ashfield Community Band, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Steel City Strings, Musica da Camera, Forrest National Chamber Orchestra, James McCusker Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra, Arco Music Academy Chamber Orchestra (co-founder), Kuringai Youth Orchestra, Australian New Goldburg Orchestra, Australian Chinese Musicians Association Orchestra and Choir, Rhythm Syndicate Choir, ANU School of Music Orchestra, and Sydney Conservatorium of Music Orchestra.



Jenna Hinton - Not born, but Canberra bred, Jenna has been involved in Canberran professional and community music scene for almost 20 years.  

Having studied at the ANU School of Music, with tutelage from Gary France and Dave Goodman, she has played in a variety of ensembles including professional cover bands, big bands and with well known community ensembles such as the award winning Canberra City Band, Canberra Brass and Spectrum Big Band. She is also a current rank and file member of the Australian Wind Symphony. Jenna is passionate about promoting women in music and founded and directed the CW (Canberra Women’s) Big Band to a sold out IWD event in 2020, and hopes to resurrect the ensemble soon.  

She has been involved in musical theatre for over a decade and has played drums and percussion for both professional and community shows such as Annie, The Witches of Eastwick, Funny Girl, High Fidelity, Next to Normal, Strictly Ballroom, Mamma Mia, and many others. She is a sought after Musical Director, previous shows include My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Guys & Dolls, The Wedding Singer, Godspell, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, Keating!, and The Sound of Music.

SPECTRUM BIG BAND MD - currently seeking EOIs to fill this role