About Hume Conservatorium
We ask that everyone be respectful and cooperative with teachers, other participants and visitors to the Conservatorium. All Conservatorium music-staff leading in-person activities are fully vaccinated and may choose to wear a mask during your session.
This may change at any moment depending on case numbers and government updates.
If a student or teacher is unwell or is a close contact of a COVID-19 case, they will not be permitted to attend their lesson, class or ensemble face-to-face. In the case of 1:1 lessons, the lesson can be delivered online at its usual scheduled time if both the teacher and the student are well enough to proceed. Otherwise our usual cancellation conditions will apply.
Hume Conservatorium has been providing quality music education for our region since 1985.
Hume Conservatorium (Hume Con) is the centre of music education for the Southern Tablelands and Southern Highlands of NSW. Based in Goulburn, Hume Con was founded in 1985 and is a member of the Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums.
Today, there are over 1000 students enrolled in our music programs, from Early Childhood Music, individual lessons and ensembles to tertiary courses via the University of New England. We offer a range of music for schools, students of all ages and community ensembles.
Hume Con offers a range of Professional Development programs to regional teachers and partners with community organisations to promote the creative arts in our region. Through our comprehensive In-Schools Music Program we actively support schools in our region to enhance their creative education, particularly the annual Goulburn Community of Public Schools (GCOPS) Music Festival and work closely with The Arts Unit (Department of Education) to enhance their high school music programs. We have supercharged our online music programs and are currently enhancing our music technology facilities to reach more students in the region.
In 2018, Hume Con received an NSW government grant to renovate the 'Old Ceramics Room' to develop a new educational/artistic venue called 'The Creative Precinct', which will officially open in 2022. Hume Con is an active member of the community and works with Goulburn Regional Art Gallery (GRAG) to collaborate on projects and as a community gallery space.
The Goulburn and Hume region have been an important meeting place for thousands of years, and we pay our respects to the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which we meet, learn and make music. We acknowledge all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future, including the Gundungurra, Mulwaree, Tarlo, Burra Burra, Wollondilly, Wiradjuri, Dharrook, Tharawal, Lachlan, Pajong, Parramarragoo, Cookmal and Ngunnwal peoples.
2019 Goulburn Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business
2017 APRA/AMC Art Music Awards finalist for Excellence in Music Education
2014 APRA/AMC Art Music Award for Excellence in Regional Australia
Current Hume Con Board of Management 2021:
Ed Suttle Chair
Caroline Marsh Deputy Chair
Keith Brill Secretary and Treasurer
Sara Carter Director
Heather Caulfield Director
Charmian Cribb Director
Alex Francois Director
Stephen Lamond Director
Ursula Stephens Director
Jacqui Smith CEO (ex-officio)