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New & Exciting Conducting & Music Teaching Course


The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music is thrilled to announce its new and exciting Conducting and Music Teaching Program.

“We are offering talented young musicians interested in developing as a musician, teacher, and conductor the opportunity learn conducting techniques, plan and deliver music performances, and more”, said Central Coast Conservatorium Artistic Director and Conductor, Patrick Brennan.

Built on the success of his NSSWE Plus Program and his conducting workshop delivered during the Conservatorium’s MUSIC WEEK, Patrick has always envisaged a conducting program for the Central Coast.

Moving the Conservatorium’s large ensemble rehearsals in 2020 to online workshops push forward the vision to reality. Students were introduced to practical skills, basic conducting techniques and the idea of conducting a chamber ensemble.

The online educational program culminated in a concert where all students performed from the podium to a live audience.

Member of the Central Coast Youth Orchestra (CCYO) for three years, 16-year-old trumpet player, Jaden Bridgeland commented after the concert.

“I’ve enjoyed those years, especially this year, with COVID-19, it has opened up opportunities including conducting and leading an orchestra, and the challenge has helped me extend my music ability. I recommend CCYO to anyone keen to join.”

Teacher-support staff Diane Gardner said, “I am amazed at how capable our young people can be. The program provides so much comprehensive and interactive personalised training.”

Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor the new Conducting and Teaching Music Course is offered to tertiary and advanced high school students.

For details, please visit our webpage Conducting & Music Teaching Program or contact CCCM Admin on 4324 7477 or 

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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.