Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference - Sydney 2016

ANBOC 2016 offers an array of opportunities to work with outstanding conductors and music educators in a collaborative and friendly environment at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The conference will feature conducting masterclasses, keynote lectures and gala concerts. More detailed information on the conference appears below.

Dates & Venue:  

Friday 23 September to Monday 26 September 2016

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street Sydney.


The conference program encompasses a wide variety of topics to engage director of bands and orchestras, educators, classroom teachers and studnets through presentations, masterclasses, workshops and concerts.

The conference will offer classes in:
* Conducting: Masterclasses and lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced band and orchestra directors led by international clinicians – Eduardo Diazmunoz, H.Robert Reynolds and Richard Saucedo. An opportunity not to be missed for conductors wishing to develop their conducting skills.

* Repertoire: Get the inside scoop on pieces that will work for your ensemble as they prepare for concerts, festivals and eisteddfods. This includes repertoire information for school and community bands in two sessions (grades 1-3 and grades 4-6).

* Interpreting the Score: Get inside the music: an opportunity to understand how to move beyond the notes. 

* Rehearsal Technique: An essential ‘how to’ guide for directors of beginner bands. Find out what to do in your first rehearsals! 

* Technology in the Band Room: Enhance your program by utilizing Essential Elements 2000 online. 

* Jazz Improvisation: How to develop improvisation in your Big Band.

* Big Band Rhythm Section: Getting the best of our your rhythm section.

* String Workshops: Exciting sessions that give handy tips in working with young string players and how to create a wonderful string tone. There are tips for the non-string playing director.

* The Percussion Section: Get the exclusive tricks of the trade – everything you ever wanted to know about getting the best out of your percussion section.

* Australian Wind Band Repertoire: Explore some of the hidden gems of Austalian composers writing for Wind Band.