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Conducting and Music Teaching Program

The Conservatorium's new Conducting Program offers musicians the opportunity to extend their orchestral skills in conducting and musical pedagogy. It provides essential skills and knowledge to help students develop as a musician, teacher, and conductor.

Under the leadership of our Artistic Director and Conductor, Patrick Brennan, the program is delivered in a small, focused group, and includes practical, theoretical, and fun sessions and explores the following topics: 

  • Conducting technique
  • How to run engaging rehearsals and sectionals
  • Planning and delivering musical events and performances
  • Participating in masterclasses
  • Leadership skills

Ages: Tertiary level and advanced high school students wishing to pursue music at a tertiary level and beyond.

Patrick Brennan and Diane Gardiner are running the program, bringing many years of diverse training to the course offering a multi-point-of-view technique.

The Conducting Program is open to members of the CCCM Orchestral Program   
CCCM Alumni are invited to join by application to Patrick Brennan.
Term 1: Tuesday 09/02/21- 30/03/21
Time:  6.30-7:30 pm straight after CCYO rehearsal 
Venue: Gosford Presbyterian Church, 14 Young Street, Gosford.  

If you are interested in joining our Conducting Program please contact the 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
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
 (Saturday Strings concludes 27 June) 

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September) 

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

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.