Orchestra Camp

Details of our past 2016 Orchestra and Chamber Music camp can be found below. 

Information on our next camp will be published on this page early in 2017.


Orchestra Camp 2016 

26th - 28th September 2016 in the Upper Hunter 

The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music is pleased to present its 12th Annual Orchestra & Chamber Music Camp, an opportunity for musicians of all ages to experience the joys of playing with other musicians in large and small ensembles.

The Orchestra is open to players of all orchestral instruments with a minimum playing standard of 3rd Grade AMEB or equivalent.

Junior Strings will cater for students with a playing standard of Preliminary to 2nd Grade AMEB or equivalent. Minimum age: 8 years.


Fees for the camp are $135 per player, with a discount of $10 for additional family members. This includes morning teas and lunch on the three days.


This year’s camp will commence with registration on Monday 26 September at 9.00am. A full day of rehearsals and sectional tutorials will conclude on Monday and Tuesday at 5.00pm.

On Wednesday the camp will conclude with a concert at 2.00pm which will run for approximately 1.5 hours.


This year’s camp will take place at St Joseph’s High School Aberdeen, 10km north of Muswellbrook. The camp is non-residential. For participants from outside the local region, Muswellbrook, Aberdeen and Scone offer a wide range of accommodation options. More information is available at www.muswellbrook.org.au and

www.upperhuntercountry.com       Early booking is recommended.

Orchestra Conductor

Christopher Bearman

Junior Strings Conductor

Hilary Burgess


Violin/Viola: Robert Harris, Jennifer Kershaw, Katrina Constable

Cello/Bass: David Cooper

Woodwind: Aaron Rothemund, Rowena Harris, Janelle French

Brass: Trish O’Hearn

Percussion: Adam Wills

Download the Camp Application Form>>  UHCM Orchestra Camp 2016

Applications are due 26th August 2016