Our Purpose

ABODA is the premier professional development organisation for ensemble directors in Australia. Our events and resources service conductors of string ensembles, orchestras, bands, jazz bands and musical theatre across educational and community contexts.

We have state chapters across the country, with our Victorian chapter also serving conductors Tasmania.

Our professional development events include:

  • conducting masterclasses
  • providing 1-on-1 feedback to conductors at the Victorian Schools Music Festival
  • workshops on topics such as pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, score study and repertoire selection
  • the annual Conducting Summer School – a weeklong intensive with international clinicians

Find out what else a Membership gets you.


We are a non-profit, incorporated organisation run by a committee of generous volunteers.

President Amanda Morrison
Email: president@abodavic.org.au

Vice President
Joanne Heaton

Secretary & Membership Co-ordinator Kurt Abell
Email: secretary@abodavic.org.au

Treasurer Hannah Trewartha
Email: treasurer@abodavic.org.au

General Committee Marianne Barrow, Mitchell Brusamarello, Leesa Dean, James LeFevre & Katroina Tsyrlin

Want to contact us?

General inquiries info@abodavic.org.au

Specific inquiries can be directed to the committee addresses above.