Coffs Con Youth Orchestra & Junior Academy

Fancy playing your instrument with other musicians? Aged 5 to 18? Enjoy a variety of classical and modern music?

The Coffs Con Youth Orchestra or Junior Academy could be for you!

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Formed in 2017, the Coffs Con Youth Orchestra is conducted by our Director, Patrick Brearley. 2021 sees the Junior Academy program begin under the expert guidance of Annabelle Swainston. 

Our Youth Orchestra and Junior Academy develop ensemble playing skills in a fun, nurturing and professional environment. These ensembles play an assortment of classical and modern works by various composers, graded to suit the level of the players. Fun programs are always part of each term’s learning and popular film music often makes an appearance balanced with classical and contemporary repertoire.

The Coffs Con Youth Orchestra and Junior Academy perform at least once per term and are supported by The Academy. This provides a 3-tiered learning system with the more advanced Academy students performing alongside the Junior Academy and Youth Orchestra students, encouraging and helping younger students progress and continue enjoying their Youth Orchestra experience.

Coffs Con Youth Orchestra Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 4pm – 5pm. The cost is just $65 per term and the recommended standard is AMEB grade 3+. 

Junior Academy rehearsals are on Mondays from 4pm-5pm. The cost is $65 per term and the recommended standard is AMEB grade 2+.  

To enquire about becoming a member of either ensemble, please call the office on 6652 1592 or send us a message.

Also, make sure you check our other ensembles.  We have many options for Coffs Harbour musicians who would like to join a band (including guitar ensembles, Coffs Con Stage Band, The Academy, etc).