2014 Term 4 - Concerts, workshops and masterclasses


Bookings and inquiries for current 2015 events: 02 6884 6686



FREE Band Workshop

with visiting ACT Junior Concert Band & conductors

Thursday 23 October 6.45pm-8.00pm

Macquarie Conservatorium


This free workshop is for Year 6 to Year 12 band players: wind, brass and percussion. Music teachers and school teachers are also welcome to participate or observe.
The ACT Junior Concert Band is a 67 piece representative wind and brass band featuring the best year 7 and 8 band students from across the ACT public schools band program.

This free workshop is a great opportunity for local students and teachers to play in a large ensemble, work with two visiting band conductors, and learn some fun band repertoire. Places are limited, so don’t delay sending in your registration.


Download registration form here


Guitar Trek

Concert: Friday 24 october 7.30pm

Macquarie Conservatorium


Guitar Trek has delighted audiences around the world for over 25 years. A dynamic quartet of Australian master guitarists, their fresh and innovative approach to repertoire crosses all musical boundaries, breaking the sound barrier between different styles and tastes. The new music of contemporary Australia rubs shoulders with Led Zeppelin, JS Bach, the Spanish masters, the Beatles, Renaissance Greats,  Gershwin, the Gypsy Kings and the sensuous rhythms of modern day Brazil. The versatility of the guitar and the group’s unique ‘family’ of different sized instruments are showcased to stunning effect in every performance.


Adult $29 / Concession $23 / Family of 4 $53 / School student $7

Download booking form here


Guitar masterclass

with members of Guitar Trek

Saturday 25 October 11am

Macquarie Conservatorium


Acoustic guitar students, teachers and music lovers are all welcome to attend this masterclass. The members of Guitar Trek are some of Australia’s most outstanding guitar performers, and are also sought-after teachers. Student guitarists wishing to participate actively as performers in this master class should download and return the registration form in advance. This masterclass is open to everyone as audience/observers - no need to book, just pay entry fee at the door.


$7 entry for all participants and observers

Download info & registration form here


Strings in Spring: A Musical High Tea

Sunday 2 November 2pm

Dundullimal Homestead, 23L Obley Road Dubbo


A relaxing afternoon of fine music and food at Dubbo’s historic National Trust property. Featuring delightful chamber music for violin, cello and piano performed by students and staff from Macquarie Conservatorium, plus a delicious high tea.
Presented by Dundullimal Homestead in association with Macquarie Conservatorium.


Adults $35 / National Trust members; Parents of student performers; Concessions $30 / children 12 yrs & under $15


Bookings: contact Dundullimal Homestead 02 6884 9984


Annual Awards Concert

Sunday 16 November 3pm

Macquarie Conservatorium


A concert showcasing performances by students of the Macquarie Conservatorium, presentation of awards and the announcement of scholarship winners for 2014. Refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.


Adult $10 / Family of 4 $25 / Student $5
Download booking form here


Children’s musical: A MIDWIFE CRISIS

Sunday 30 November 3.00pm

Monday 1 December 6.00pm

Macquarie Conservatorium


Come along to the second show from our new Youth Music Theatre Workshop! In this twist on the traditional nativity story, a very busy midwife is thrilled to hear a king is about to be born nearby in Bethlehem. She sets off to help, looking for a shiny golden palace fit for a king. Her donkey Steve doesn’t think he’s ever heard of Bethlehem Palace, but who listens to a donkey? With wise men and camels, shepherds and sheep, plus a donkey or too, this seasonal musical is full of fun, action and humour, as well as catchy songs.

Our young performers aged 7 to 12 years are directed by Camilla Ward with musical direction by Raelene Burn. Ideal for families.


All tickets: $5 children / adults / concessions
Available from Conservatorium office & at the door


End of Year Concert

Sunday 7 December 3pm

Macquarie Conservatorium


Macquarie Conservatorium students and staff celebrate the end of another musical year in an entertaining program of duos, trios and ensembles showcasing all our instruments areas. Members are invited to bring along a plate of food to share for a fun get-together afterwards; drinks provided.


Free – everyone welcome










Free Come & Try Sessions: Music for young children

Tuesday 16 December


  • MusicPlay 2-3yrs: 9.30am
  • MusicPlay 4-5yrs: 10.30am
  • MusicMakers 5-6yrs: 4.00pm


Macquari Conservatorium, cnr Darling & Bultje Sts Dubbo


Register now for your free Come and Try session: email
Parents with young children can experience some of the fun music activities featured in Macquarie Conservatorium’s early childhood music program, at free Come and Try sessions this December for MusicPlay and MusicMakers. Each of these trial sessions will last 30 minutes, and are open to interested new students and their parents who may like to enrol in classes for 2015.

Macquarie Conservatorium’s early childhood music classes are designed to give children a positive first experience of music in a fun, relaxed and stimulating environment, and create a good basis for further development of music and other learning skills. MusicPlay classes are for pre-schoolers and their parents, and the MusicMakers class is for children aged 5-6yrs attending school or home-schooled.


Regular weekly classes in MusicPlay and MusicMakers start from February 2015 at the Conservatorium. Enrolments are open now for these classes. For more about this program, including the timetable of classes and fees, email