Dr. David Hood

Trumpet, Trombone

David has a Masters degree in conducting from The Pennsylvania State University, and Bachelor of Music and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Adelaide. He studied voice at Penn State under Richard Kennedy and has extensive experience as a choral director. As a trumpet player, he has played with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. He is also Director of Music at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral in Bathurst.

David teaches classical, musical theatre and popular singing, as well as trumpet, trombone and piano. His students comprise all levels of age and experience.

Campbell Barnes

French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone

Campbell first began playing brass instruments at school, and went on to study French Horn at Sydney Conservatorium. After three years playing with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra he furthered his studies in Germany, at the end of which he went on to become Solo Horn in several leading European orchestras. Returning to Australia he played 1st Horn with the Australian Opera Orchestra, and taught French Horn at Sydney Conservatorium.

He has tutored at both National Music Camp and at Pan Pacific International Music Camp. Until recently he taught Brass at Orange Regional Conservatorium. Past students occupy positions in orchestras and teaching institutions in Australia and Europe.

Brendon McLeod

Brendon McLeod has taught brass instruments since he was in high school. His main instrument is the trombone. He has expertise in Jazz music, having studied Jazz for a year at the Sydney Conservatorium, as well as with Graeme Lyall at the Generations in Jazz Academy (now the James Morrison Academy) In Mount Gambier, South Australia. He holds a Diploma of Music (Jazz), a Bachelor of Liberal Studies, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Literature, and a Masters of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.


We pay our respect to all First Nations elders both past and present from the lands where Mitchell Conservatorium students reside. In particular, we acknowledge the Wiradyuri and Dharug peoples of Australia, who are the traditional custodians of the land where Mitchell Conservatorium campuses are located.

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