The Academy

Launched in 2014, The Academy is a chamber music program at Coffs Harbour Conservatorium for talented music students across the Coffs Harbour region; a unique concept that allows higher-level instrumental students to experience chamber music and performance techniques that would otherwise only be available to them in a university or professional musical environment.

Directed and tutored by the Artistic Director Pat Brearley along with other outstanding tutors and occasional visiting artists, students come together weekly to rehearse and work at an advanced level. The program focusses on a wide range of skills, music and topics involved with ensemble playing, giving the students the advantage of becoming well acquainted with all aspects of performing chamber music

The Academy performs regularly at the Conservatorium and throughout the local region and Bellingen fine Music Festival is delighted to again showcase the young musical talent of The Academy at the 2019 Festival.