About Us

The Conservatorium gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the NSW Department of Education & Communities, Tamworth Regional Council, Tamworth Foundation for Musical Education and many individual supporters.





About Us

Since its establishment in 1984 the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music (TRCM) has aimed ‘to provide quality music education, accessible to all, enriching lives and the community.’ The conservatorium offers a range of music education programs from individual and group tuition to larger ensemble classes.

Housed in the former Dominican Convent building and affiliated with the University of New England (though not a tertiary facility itself), the conservatorium receives part funding from the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities and is strongly supported by the Tamworth Foundation for Musical Education as well as the business and private sectors of the local community.

Responsibility for the Conservatorium is vested in an incorporated skills-based Board of Management, all members of which serve in an honorary capacity. Running of the organisation is assumed by the Conservatorium Director. The Conservatorium gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Department of Education and Communities and Arts NSW as well as additional support from the Tamworth Regional Council and the Tamworth Foundation for Musical Education.


Our Staff

Julia Cain BMus. AMusA Flute
Michael Cole BA(Popular Music)., Cert iv in Music Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Schools Program
Diane Cork BA.,Dip.Ed., Dip.International Ed.,Cert in Gifted & Talented Musicianship, Music Craft
James Craswell BMus UNE Guitar
Brett Dallas   Guitar
Brooke Gillett Dip.Children's Services Early Childhood Music, Ukulele
Ian Hocquard Dip(Mus)., BA(Mus)., Dip.Ed. Brass, Schools Program
Dr David Hood BMus., BA(Hons)., PhD (History) Adelaide., MM (Choral Conducting) Penn State Vocal, Choirs
Jacquie Langston BMus Studies(Performance) Woodwind, Musicianship, Music Craft
Charlotte Law BA(Mus) Woodwind, Schools Program
Noelene McGrane BCreative Arts., Dip.Ed Brass, Concert Band, Regional Youth Orchestra
Rick Mead BA(Mus(., Grad Dip.Ed Piano, Brass, Accompanist
Matthew Parnell BA(Contemporary Music)., Dip.Ed., Percussion
Yvie Povea-Roworth BA(Mus)., Grad Dip.Ed Early Childhood Music, Schools Program
Todd Power BMus Newcastle., MDesignScience Sydney Piano, Accompanist
Samara Redman AMusA Violin, Viola, Regional Youth Orchestra, Schools Program

Administration Staff

Noelene McGrane Conservatorium Director
Lynnette Dallas Finance Manager
Rob Hurcum Operations & Projects Manager
Kylie Whale Administrative Secretary
Ian Hocquard Acting Program Manager

Support Groups

Tamworth Foundation for Musical Education was launched in 1986 to secure the financial base of the Conservatorium. Funds were donated by local business partners and individuals and are managed by a Committee in association with a financial planner. The Foundation assists the Conservatorium with administration expenses.

The Friends of the Conservatorium provide financial assistance to the Conservatorium. The Friends also organise Winter Concerts, held in the Conservatorium Chapel during Terms 2 and 3. These concerts provide students with performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment.

TRCM Board of Management

Mr Peter Ross, Chair Entertainment Venue Manager, Tamworth Regional Council

Dr Steve Cunneen, Visiting Fellow University of New England

Mr Terry Broomfield, Solicitor

Mrs Jocelyn Goodfellow, Accountant

Mrs Vanessa McDonald, Friends of the Conservatorium