ABODA Victoria Summer Conducting School 2023

After the resounding success of this year, ABODA Victoria is proud to launch our Summer Conducting School 2023

The Summer Conducting School will be held 15 – 21 January, 2023 at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School in Essendon, and all members are invited to become participants in the event.

With lead clinician Dr Joanne Heaton, and associate clinicians Dr Rob McWilliams and Rachel Howley, the school is our flagship, week-long professional development event aimed at conductors of all levels and experience.

Summer Conducting School will be an exciting week of music making, learning and connection with colleagues from Victoria and around the country.


Registration Types and Pricing

Full Conductor Registration gives participants access to all lectures and tutorials, course notes, study scores, large ensemble conducting podium time,  one-to-one video review sessions, small group conducting sessions, lunches and morning/afternoon teas

Early Bird Member Price: $670* (Save $130)

Observer Registration gives participants access to all lectures and tutorials, course notes, study scores, small group sessions, lunches and morning/afternoon teas

Early Bird Member Price: $400* (Save $130!)

*Early Bird pricing ends 18 November, 2022


Member Discount Codes

Full ABODA Members can use the code VICMEMBER at the TryBooking checkout to claim the member discount

Student ABODA members can use the code STUDENT at the TryBooking checkout to claim the student member discount



ABODA Victoria is happy to provide invoices to schools or individuals, or those needing to  include a purchase order number. Please book via TryBooking and use the code ABODAINVOICE at checkout. Ticket price will then drop to $0 and an invoice will be issued manually. PO numbers can be emailed through. Spots will only be secured once payment has been made.



Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, 17 Leslie Rd Essendon VIC 3040

3-min walk from Essendon Train Station (Craigieburn Line)

5-min walk from 59 Tram, Essendon Station Stop

Ample street and railway parking available



9.00am – 5.30pm all days except Wednesday 18 January (designated rest day, no classes)

Course participant dinner on Friday 21 January (optional) at local venue



ABODA Victoria recommends The Sebel, Moonee Ponds for accommodation during the Summer Conducting School. Traveling participants who wish to stay close to the venue can contact The Sebel for direct booking. The Sebel is located centrally and close to shops in Moonee Ponds, only a 3 minute drive, or 10 minute walk from our venue.


Community Players

As always, we welcome the participation of the wider community to join and play in the Summer School Ensemble for afternoon practical conducting sessions. More details out soon, but registration will be essential.

Players are needed for:

Sunday 15 January: 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Monday 16 January: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 17 January: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 19 January: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Friday 20 January: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Saturday 21 January: 11.00am – 4.00pm



ABODA Victoria acknowledges the following community partners in helping us present the Summer Conducting School

Fine Music, Hawthorn finemusiconline.com.au

Yamaha Music Australia au.yamaha.com

Brolga Music Publishing brolgamusic.com


To book now visit the trybooking link here.

We look forward to seeing you there!