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Woodwind Ensembles Play Day & Masterclass with Sally Walker

The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music is thrilled to present Woodwind Group Ensemble Play Sessions and Masterclass with Sally Walker on the Central Coast. 

Few if any Australian flutists can boast the international career enjoyed by Sally Walker. 
The regular Guest Principal Flute with the Australian Chamber Orchestra has worked extensively as an orchestral musician and as a soloist in Europe and has been a prize winner in several major international competitions, including the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition in Germany where she placed second, and the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition in Italy, where she was a grand finalist.

All participants will have the opportunity to play in a group ensemble for 90 minutes conducted by well-respected conductor and Central Coast woodwind teacher Diane Gardner. Five selected woodwind players will have the opportunity to play in a Masterclass where Sally will provide expert instruction.

Sally plays in the Omega Ensemble and orchestras she has worked in include the Berlin Philharmonic and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Kölner Kammerorchester, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hannover, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manchester Camerata and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Having recently accepted the position of Lecturer in Classical Woodwind at the Australian National University, Sally was a Lecturer in Flute at The University of Newcastle for 12 years. Click here to read  more about Sally. 

Event Timetable 

 Registration 12:30pm   12:45pm
 Ensemble play session  12:45pm  2:15pm
 TEA BREAK 2:15 pm   2:30 pm
 Masterclass  2:30 pm  3:30 pm
 TEA BREAK  3:30 pm  3:50 pm
 Masterclass  3:50 pm  4:30 pm


Participant Ticket:  $20 CCCM student | $30 non-CCCM student (Ticket includes afternoon tea, Ensemble participation and Masterclass observation)
Masterclass performer $50 in addition to Participant Ticket ** (only available to selected participants).


Click here to
1. Buy your ticket to participate in the Group Ensemble Play sessions and to Observe the Masterclass and to
2. Apply for a performer space in the Masterclass 

 Photo credit: Maria Palacio



Robert Knox Hall
Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
45 Mann Street Gosford



12.30pm to 4.30pm 


Group Ensemble Play Sessions
Central Coast Conservatorium Student $20 | Non Central Coast Conservatorium Student $30

Masterclass with Sally Walker
Selected 5 Masterclass participants $50 each in addition to cost to participate in Group Ensemble Sessions.

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.