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About the Australian Shakuhachi Society

The purpose of the Society is to promote the shakuhachi and its music, and to assist others who are doing the same, by:

  • Organising workshops and other activities for people to practice or perform together, and share experiences related to the shakuhachi

  • Publishing a newsletter four times a year to publicise upcoming events, provide a forum for articles on the shakuhachi, list resources, review shakuhachi CDs, and offer flutes and other shakuhachi related items for sale.

  • Coordinating the Australia Shakuhachi Festival, which includes guest teachers and performers from Japan and elsewhere

If you want to get in contact, you can email us at:

info (at)

ASS Committee 2020

Lindsay Dugan

Vice president
Rupert Summerson

Adrian Sherriff

Richard Chenhall

Newsletter editor
Nicholas Hall

Publicity and media

Contact the ASS: info [at]

ASS Committee positions are delegated at an AGM that generally coincides with the Australian Shakuhachi Festival.

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