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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.

Francesca Bell

Secretary

Qualifications:
BAVA, PhD

Professional memberships:
AULLA (Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association)

Committees:
2010 Newmac Symposium Selection Committee

Francesca is an artist, book illustrator and academic with numerous publications. Her PhD research focused on interdisciplinary perspectives and collaboration between visual, literary, music and performing arts. She hopes her skills and experience will benefit Central Coast Conservatorium in developing innovative music programs that intersect with those of other arts-based community organisations.  

In 2011 Francesca was research coordinator and visual presenter for Mysteries of the Masters, an integrative arts and cultural audience development program funded with the assistance of Arts NSW. In 2013 she helped devise the Stella Sheppard Memorial Scholarship, a disability-specific, non-competitive scholarship awarded at an annual value of $3000 to enable the recipient to participate in educational programs at Central Coast Conservatorium. Francesca hopes her professional connections can be of ongoing assistance to enhance the Conservatorium’s profile, facilitate its programs and contribute to the Board’s cross-functionality.

Francesca is committed to quality arts education, believing it is the role of the arts to bring families and community together in positive fulfilment. Whilst homeschooling her five children she acted as Central Coast liaison person with the Board of Studies Homeschooling Unit. Her vision for the Conservatorium includes increased family and parental participation in educational and performance activities, and a more holistic approach to community involvement. Francesca studied piano, and her youngest daughter, Olivia Bell, graduated with a Diploma through Central Coast Conservatorium in 2014. Francesca has served as Secretary on the Management Committee of Central Coast Conservatorium for three years.