Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums

Music Education in regional New South Wales - Australia

NSW Regional Conservatorium music students perform with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra


Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

NSW Regional Conservatoriums Project 2014

Students from Regional Conservatoriums have taken part in a project run by the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO) and the NSW Regional Conservatoriums. It was a unique opportunity for regional students to work with the AOBO and to visit Sydney for a three day immersion experience. 

During the lead up to the three day immersion experience and during the experience students had the opportunity to:

  • Participate in video-linked masterclasses with musicians from the AOBO
  • Participate in sessions at the Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia’s Opera Centre in Surry Hills, Sydney.

During the immersion experience in Sydney regional students met AOBO musicians, took part in ensemble rehearsals; undertook a tour of both the Opera Centre and Opera House; rehearsed with an Opera Australia conductor, Guillaume Tourniaire; observed rehearsals for Opera Australia’s production of The Elixir of Love, and performed for family and friends in the Joan Sutherland Theatre orchestra pit at the Sydney Opera House.