Where the music lives...
Welcome to Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium
Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium has been part of the Coffs Harbour community since 1984. If you have always wanted to learn to play an instrument, sing, record or even write music then THE CON has a program to suit you!
We offer individual and group lessons, ensembles, music programs for schools, professional development for teachers, and offer performances by our students, teachers and acclaimed musicians from across Australia and beyond.
2023 TERM DATES
TERM ONE Monday 30 January – Thursday 7 April
TERM TWO Monday 24 April – Saturday 1 July
TERM THREE Monday 17 July – Saturday 23 September
TERM FOUR Monday 9 October – Saturday 16 December
HEALTH & SAFETY
All CHRC staff and volunteers have completed a NSW Working with Children CHeck in line with the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian. Staff undertake annual child protection awareness training and are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment to all.
COVID-19 – CHRC is compliant with current health orders. Lessons and concerts are continuing under these restrictions.
April 8-10 2022
Brahms – Mozart – Copland – Tchaikovsky – Beethoven – Schubert- Bloch – and more
Our 158 seat Performance Space gives students and audiences access to the only purpose-built acoustic performance venue in Coffs Harbour.
Share the joys of playing music together
The Coffs Con Ensemble Program offers a unique learning experience for all ages and abilities.
Students from across the Coast come together weekly to rehearse and learn, creating a fun, supportive and professional learning environment.
One-on-one and group music lessons are at the heart of learning music at Coffs Con, for children and adults.
The inaugural Coffs Harbour Festival of Chamber Music
The Coffs Harbour Festival of Chamber Music brought together Australia’s leading professional and student musicians on stage in Coffs Harbour for a 3-day celebration of music, performing arts, culture, community, and collaboration.
The Festival was the first of its kind at the Coffs Conservatorium and brought an exciting program of classical and contemporary chamber music performances, workshops and masterclasses to the greater Coffs Coast community.
A vision of bringing world class performances and experiences to audiences and students, the festival celebrated collaboration between leading professionals and local student musicians, featuring a multi-tiered learning structure built to inspire and lead the next generation of regional musicians.
Opening the festival on Friday 8 April 2022, the Australian String Quartet presented aworld premiere composition by Manduway Dutton (Gumbaynaggirr nation), Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky for their first ever concert in Coffs Harbour.
Saturday 9 April saw Academy students feature in the spotlight with open rehearsals and collaborative concerts alongside festival musicians and the Australian String Quartet. After a relaxing afternoon, the Saturday evening concert offered a program that featured another world premiere, and two diamonds of the chamber music
repertoire by Schubert.
Sunday 10 April brought the festival to a close with its final concert. The program took listeners on a journey through dramatically different landscapes, encapsulating
the weekend and celebrating the return of live music and arts and culture on the Coffs Coast.