Dubbo's Macquarie Conservatorium open day from 1pm Sunday

Dubbo’s Macquarie Conservatorium will open its doors to the public on Sunday to showcase the talent of its students and build their ranks.

OPEN DAY: Macquarie Conservatorium will showcase the talent of its students, like Oliver Burn and Eilish O'Sullivan (centre), at an open day on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Contributed

OPEN DAY: Macquarie Conservatorium will showcase the talent of its students, like Oliver Burn and Eilish O'Sullivan (centre), at an open day on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Contributed

“It’s a great opportunity to come along and see our students in action, and to find out more about what you might like to do in music,” said conservatorium director Vivienne Winther.

The event, from 1pm to 4pm, will kick off with a “band extravaganza” followed by students playing instruments and singing.

“Open day also features free come-and-try sessions, where anyone can have a go at making music,” the director said. “There are music games for preschoolers, an intro-to-music session for kindy kids, a taste of our Youth Music Theatre Workshop for ages eight to12, and popular African-style drumming for all ages.”

More than 800 children, teenagers and adults in Dubbo, Gilgandra, Narromine, Trangie and Wellington take part in a range of programs at the conservatorium each week.

More information about the open day can be found at  www.macqcon.org.au.