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Special Projects

In addition to our regular activities, we also develop and produce Special Projects.

These one-off or annual events or celebrations add value to our core program and provide additional opportunities for our community to engage in music making, and for audiences to enjoy unique experiences.


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Kids HONK!

Hosted by Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, Kids HONK! is an integral part of the HONK! Oz Street Music Festival.

Suitable for school musicians (from year 3 and up), students learn several tunes in two workshops at WollCon, and perform together as part of the annual festival parade.

The workshop sessions are coordinated by WollCon staff David Rooney, Jenn Cook and Mark Holder-Keeping, who regularly work with primary school children in Department of Education approved band and music programs.
Other mentors at the workshops are members of the 1140 Street Band which is a group of older teenagers who have grown up with Kids HONK!

To learn more about kids HONK! please visit the HONK! Oz website.
Registrations for the 2024 street festival will be open late in 2023.

Combined Schools Instrumental Festival

The Combined Schools Instrumental Festival brings together hundreds of public school students from Helensburgh to the Shoalhaven, aged between 6-18 years to perform in a large-scale production for the local community.

WollCon Megaband

The WollCon Megaband is a massive band of more than 150 instrumentalists ranging in age from 9 to 18 years with different levels of experience. Musicians spend a day “jamming” together, learning some new music, and then present a concert in the evening with a special guest musician.

Wollongong Messiah Choir

A brand-new choir was launched in Wollongong and singers had the opportunity to perform in the Sydney Opera House in December 2022. WollCon, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (SPC) and the University of Wollongong partnered to deliver this exciting singing project.

50th Birthday Year

What began in 1972 as a provider of music education with classes run out of a local church building in the mall, the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music has become an icon of the community. To celebrate, we planned some exciting cornerstone events to showcase the amazing talent of our people – our students, staff, and alumni. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 50th birthday year.

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