Facilities and Spaces

Our historic building offers many facilities and spaces for individual practice, ensemble rehearsal, concert performances, studio production, lecture presentations and conferences. The building is equipped with high speed internet access.

Studio A

Northern Rivers Conservatorium - Studio A

Studio A is the main recording and mixing studio. It features a control room with two separate recording spaces, one being a vocal booth and the other a larger room for tracking drumkits or multiple instrumentalists. A large range of microphones are available for both recording and live use, including models made by Shure, AKG, and Rode. Studio A is equipped with:

  • 20″ iMac 2GHz Intel Core2 Duo
  • Yamaha 01V96 Digital Mixer
  • Behringer Truth B2031 Monitors
  • Digidesign 003 Audio Interface
  • TLA Audio 5001 Quad Valve Preamp
  • TLA Fat1 Stereo Valve Compressor
  • Pro Tools LE 8.0.3
  • Cubase 4.5.2
  • Reason 4.0.1

Studio B

Northern Rivers Conservatorium - Studio B

Studio B is a production and mixing studio with a small recording booth and is equipped with:

  • PC
  • KRK Rokit 5 Monitors
  • Yamaha MSP5 Monitors
  • Digidesign 002 Audio Interface
  • Novation Remote Zero SL
  • Pro Tools LE 8.0.3
  • Cubase 4.5.2
  • Reason 4.0.1

Concert Room

NRYO 2013 Concert Room Rehearsal

The Concert Room is a multi-purpose space with tiered seating and a stage with grand piano. It used for concert practice, master classes, dance classes, and exam nights.

Ensemble Rooms

Northern Rivers Conservatorium Ensemble Room

There are three Ensemble Rooms at the Conservatorium equipped with a keyboard, drum kit, and instrument amps. They are used for small ensemble practice and as lecture rooms.

Practice Rooms

Northern Rivers Conservatorium - Practice Room

Also known as the Blue Rooms, these five rooms are used for one-on-one tuition and individual practice. Four rooms have upright pianos. In addition, there is a dedicated drum booth.

Theory Room

Northern Rivers Conservatorium - Theory Room

The Theory Room is the main classroom and is used to teach various subjects, including Music Theory, Aural, and Song Writing.

Stage Hire

The Conservatorium has available for hire a completely modular heavy duty and transportable stage system. Enquire now for more information.

Instrument Hire

Musical instruments for students are available for hire. Enquire now for more information.

Computer Lab

Northern Rivers Conservatorium - Computer Lab

The Computer Lab features twelve 20″ iMacs (2GHz Intel Core2 Duos). They are used for teaching music technology, with Cubase Studio 4 and Reason 4 software installed. The teacher’s computer is connected to a projector to facilitate software training.