Gunnedah Conservatorium (formerly Gunnedah Music Centre) has strived to provide affordable, quality music education to Gunnedah residents since 1987. For much of this time it has also inspired locals with an interesting live performance program.
The organisation was launched following an extremely well attended public meeting at the Convent of Mercy. At the time the Namoi Valley Independent reported that enthused by the success of the Tamworth Regional Music Centre more than 90 people attended the meeting to set up a similar organisation in Gunnedah.
A piano teacher was engaged to teach 40-plus students in Gunnedah and an events progam established featuring the New England Baroque Ensemble, violinist Ronald Woodcock and the Robert Bouffler Ensemble. The Gunnedah Music Centre was on its way.
The Gunnedah Conservatorium is in the process of rebuilding its educational and recital program. Individual tuition in piano, guitar, violin, woodwind, brass, and saxophone is offered from studios at the Gunnedah Town Hall or during school time at participating local schools. The Conservatorium also runs an extremely popular Early Childhood Music Program, Choral Program and String Ensemble and provides support to youth rock bands. Our 2017 concert series will run from February to November.