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The Management Committee of Central Coast Conservatorium governs the Conservatorium’s affairs. There are four elected office-bearers: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Five other ordinary members of the Committee are elected at an Annual General Meeting.  Another position is filled by an appointed nominee to represent the tutors and the remaining positions are held by representatives of Newcastle University.

Management Committee

Peter Brandon


Vinay Srivastava

Vice President 

Francesca Bell


Dr Mike Mitchelmore


Charmian Gadd

Committee Member 

Elizabeth Hemphill

Committee Member 

Hilary Day

Committee Member 

Mary-Ellen Wallace

Committee Member 

John Kellaway

Committee Member - University of Newcastle representative 

Claire Braund

Committee Member 


Patrick Brennan

M.Mus.(Perf), B.Mus., A.Mus.(Distinction)

Artistic Director 

About Us

History of Conservatorium


Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.