Lismore Floods

A Message from the Executive Director

During the recent devastating floods in Lismore, the Northern Rivers Conservatorium took in close to five metres of water to the ground and first floors of its heritage building in the heart of the Lismore CBD. Our hearts go out to our CBD neighbours, our arts partners and to each individual and family impacted right across the Northern Rivers region. Our building requires an extensive internal refit and replacement of equipment. We are currently securing temporary dwellings for our Community Music program and look forward to making that announcement in the coming days. Our Music in Schools program remains operational in our wonderful partner schools.

We have launched a project “Resound our Towns” in partnership with Resound which aims to replace all musical instruments lost in the floods right across the Northern Rivers. Please visit resound.org.au to request a new instrument, pledge an instrument or make a tax deductable cash donation. We are also launching a Flood Fee Relief program to help our beautiful community maintain engagement in music tuition. To register for the fee relief program please click the button below.

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium is a dynamic and supportive environment for quality education in music.

Community Music is just that – music for the whole community. Whether you are 18 months old or 81 years old, there is something for you at your Conservatorium. We offer everything from group classes in Early Childhood Music, to individual tuition in the instrument of your choice, through to a wide range of ensemble and choir opportunities.

Our Music in Schools program exists to provide students with access to quality music education with Conservatorium tutors during school hours at their school. Our professionally qualified and dedicated tutors provide one on one, small group, and ensemble tuition, in response to the particular needs of the school community.

Our Early Childhood Music department is committed to ensuring that all children have access to the benefits of music education from early in life. As well as our continuum of classes from Sprouts through to Saplings, we offer regular professional development workshops for Early Childhood Educators and Primary School Teachers in early stage one.

The Latest News and Events

Our beloved Con lives on

Our beloved Con lives on

Our hearts continue to be with our treasured Northern Rivers community as all our energies are focused on recovery and rebuild following the floods of February and March. We are currently planning a flood resilient refit of our beautiful heritage building in the heart...

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Employment Opportunity – Cello Teacher

Employment Opportunity – Cello Teacher

The opportunity exists for specialist Cello teacher to join the strong team of dedicated music educators who teach in the Community Music and Music in Schools programs at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. The ability to lead ensembles is an advantage.  This position...

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Resound our Towns

Resound our Towns

NORTHERN RIVERS CONSERVATORIUM SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSICIANS TO REPLACE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS LOST IN THE FLOODS The Lismore-based Northern Rivers Conservatorium, locally known as ‘the Con’, which has been critically impacted by the floods that have devastated the regional...

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Northern Rivers Conservatorium 

Enhanced accessibility & complete refurbishment 

The refurbishment of the Northern Rivers Conservatorium’s historic building will improve access for all members of the community through the installation of a lift and internal ramps. There will also be an upgrade of all amenities. The teaching, administrative and public spaces will be refurbished so that the physical space reflects the excellence of the Conservatorium’s music education, presentation and participation activities.