Where we come from
“Let‟s grasp the baton” was the community call for the establishment of the State‟s first regional, community-based, pre-Tertiary and non-profit Music Centre in Bathurst and Orange, which became a reality in May, 1978. The move to the West Wing of Bathurst Court House in 1980 was far-sighted and positive. Lithgow and Forbes Divisions (and for nine and a half-years, Wentworth Falls) subsequently joined under our umbrella. In 1995, Mitchell Conservatorium became Incorporated and one year later, the Orange Regional Conservatorium became independent. We celebrated our Silver Anniversary in 2003 and our 30th Anniversary in 2008, to great acclaim in the community.
Our Stategic Plan
The Strategic Plan (2006/09) was completed in October 2006 and states our vision and lays out our strategic direction for the next three years. Our Vision and Objectives as set out in the Strategic Plan:
To bring musical participation, achievement and enjoyment into the lives of children and adults of all ages in the Region served by the three divisions of Mitchell Conservatorium.
To provide a centre of excellence for musical education and performance opportunities for students of all ages and mainstream genres
To promote the leisure, entertainment and the enjoyment values of music to local communities, thereby making a significant and lasting contribution to musical life in the Region served by the three divisions of Mitchell Conservatorium.
To display a prudent and disciplined approach to organization management to ensure the long term financial strength and viability of Mitchell Conservatorium