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Artistic Director / CEO Patrick Brennan


The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music confirms that on Saturday 16 May Artistic Director / CEO Patrick Brennan had an accident which resulted in a serious injury to his left hand.

Patrick is a much loved pillar of the Central Coast community both in his role as Artistic Director and CEO of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music and as the well respected and loved director of many ensembles including the Central Coast Band, Central Coast Philharmonia Choir, Central Coast Opera, Conservatorium Premier Ensembles and a number of Sydney based ensembles.

On Saturday Patrick was working at home when he had an accident with a power tool.

Subsequently, Patrick was airlifted by helicopter to hospital.

Following a successful surgery, Patrick is recovering in hospital receiving the best care available.

The Brennan family kindly requests that no direct contact be made with them at this time. Your thoughts and well wishes are very much appreciated. All messages and cards can be sent to the Conservatorium to be passed on to the Brennan family.

The Brennan family and the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music sincerely thanks the Central Coast community for their well wishes and support during this time.

Peter Brandon, President, Board of Management, Central Coast Conservatorium said, thanks to the excellent leadership of Patrick Brennan and his team, the Central Coast Conservatorium is in a strong position to continue business as usual until his return. Rod Bowman, the Financial Controller and Patrick's 2nd In-Charge will be acting CEO assisted by the board and staff so that Patrick can fully focus on his recovery.

Get well cards to Patrick and the Brennan family can be posted to the Central Coast Conservatorium, PO. Box 1303 Gosford NSW 2250 or 
Emailed to which will be passed on to the family.

Artistic Director/CEO, Patrick Brennan conducting a rehearsal with the Central Coast Youth Orchestra and contemporary group Vanishing Shapes in lead up to the Conservatorium's Premier Ensembles Concert in 2019.

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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03

Term 2
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06 

Term 3
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09

Term 4
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12

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.