David Rooney

Head of Band Programs | Trumpet | In Schools Program | Ensembles

What do you teach at the Con?

Schools Program, Band Program, Community Ensembles, trumpet/brass lessons.

What is it that you love about teaching music – particularly at Wollongong Conservatorium?

Participation in music and ensembles can be transformative – I love being part of that.

Please share a particular career highlight and why it’s special to you.

The Con Artists Community Band here at the Con has been a special highlight for me. A huge rambling, all-ages, all-instruments chaotic mess of an ensemble, The Con Artists has somehow brought together so many wonderful community-minded people, and has been responsible for numerous memorable events, spin-off ensembles, and even an annual Street Music Festival.