About Hume Conservatorium
Hume Conservatorium 2022 Events
Join us at the Hume Con or out in the community for concerts, workshops, festivals and more!
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 for music education in the Southern Tablelands and Southern Highlands of NSW. Based in Goulburn, we were founded in 1985 as a member of the Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums. We offer accessible music programs for all ages and abilities, across all genres of music, including individual and group lessons, an early childhood music program, an in-schools music program, and ensembles – all of which can be run in person and online, enriching the lives of our students and the community. We are more than just a music school. We are a regional community of music makers and creatives.
There are over 1000 students enrolled in our music programs, across all genres of music, 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 closely with partners such as Southern Tableland Arts, the Goulburn Club, Lieder Theatre, Rocky Hill Music Theatre Society, the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Museums and Library.
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
Hume Conservatorium Board of Management 2022
(as of AGM 28 March 2022)
Ed Suttle Chair
Caroline Marsh Deputy Chair
George Brenan Treasurer
Charmian Cribb Secretary
Alex Francois Director
Stephen Lamond Director
Jacqui Smith CEO (ex-officio)
Hume Conservatorium Annual Reports
Hume Conservatorium is funded by the NSW Department of Education through the Regional Conservatorium Grants Program, Regional Cultural Fund and Creative Capital Fund.
Image (c) Steve Ayling, 2021