Arts & Culture

Festival of the Con

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium is flinging open its doors for the inaugural ‘Festival of the Con’ welcoming the community to celebrate all things music and our wonderfully restored and fully accessible.

Heritage listed building on Saturday 12 March 2022.

Everyone is invited!

Come along and find out about the full range of music education on offer at your local Conservatorium ranging from Early Childhood Music to Community Music for all ages at our Annual Open Day.

The day starts at 10am with a free all-day Concert staged in the Keen Street Courtyard, we will have a range of activities available including the opportunity to record a track in the recording studio, instrument demonstrations and “try ons” in a range of musical instruments (Covid-safely) with the help of our expert tutors. Take a tour of the building and sit in on open rehearsals. Little ones can bring their Mums and Dads along to an Early Childhood Music class.

There will be workshops in Song Writing with Mykaela Jay local singer song writer and COAST visiting artists from Sydney with their most intricately textured progressive jazz. COAST will conclude our day with an evening Concert from 7pm at the Lismore Quadrangle.

This year’s inaugural Festival is also a celebration of a fully accessible building through the installation of the new lift. The lift installation allows three storeys of the building to be accessed including the recital space. This now allows students, families, and the community access to all the Conservatorium’s facilities,

educational opportunities, and performances from throughout the region.

Friendly staff and students will be on hand to answer all your questions. For more information go to

For more information on the ‘Festival of the Con’ please contact Virginia Waters 02 6621 2266.