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Hollie Hewitt


Bathurst campus

Hollie Hewitt has been involved in music since she was 6 years old when she started playing the Recorder. She then began learning Clarinet which she has been playing since the age of eight. During this time she has completed Trinity and AMEB exams including her ATCL Recital Diploma in 2005. She attended the University of Newcastle Conservatorium in 2008 where she started her Bachelor of Music degree. Upon returning to Bathurst in 2009 Hollie joined the staff at MitCon and has continued her studies by distance education since 2010. After taking some time off studying while having her two children she successfully completed her Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Clarinet in 2016. She also completed the Jerry Nowak Conducting Course in 2010 which she found to be one of the most rewarding educational experiences she has had.

Hollie learnt Flute, Saxophone and Oboe while in High School and a few years ago decided to learn Trumpet for a little while. Hollie’s love and passion for music and performing is evidenced in the many shows that she has been involved in, such as the Carillon Theatrical Society productions both on stage and in the orchestra. She has performed in many community ensembles over the years including the Bathurst City and RSL Concert Bands, CTS Show Band, Macquarie Philharmonia, and in High School with Swing Factor.

Hollie also loves conducting and had a very exciting opportunity in 2014 when she conducted the Bathurst Chamber Orchestra accompanying the amazing flautist Jane Rutter. Hollie loves teaching and hopes to inspire her students and continue developing her performance and teaching career.


David Hood

Trumpet, Conservatorium Concert Band
Bathurst Campus

David Hood has a Masters degree in conducting from The Pennsylvania State University, awarded in 2013. He also has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Adelaide, majoring in trumpet performance. He has been conductor of the Canberra City Youth Band and the Canberra City Band, as well as the Tamworth Conservatorium of Music Concert Band. As a trumpeter, he has taught for 35 years and has played with the Canberra City Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. He has been musical director of many choirs as well as productions of “Godspell”, “Florodora”, “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Patience”, as well as conductor of performances of works by Bach, Haydn, Buxtehude, Holst and Britten. Last year he conducted the Bathurst Chamber Orchestra for the inaugural Mitchell Conservatorium Aria and Concerto Competition.

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