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An Afternoon with Benjamin Northey

24 May @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Benjamin Northey – Conductor

Benjamin Northey is currently the Principal Resident Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Internationally, he has conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Hong Kong Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and the Southbank Sinfonia of London. He has conducted L’elisir d’amore, The Tales of Hoffmann and La sonnambula for SOSA and Turandot, Don Giovanni, Carmen and Cosi fan tutte for Opera Australia. Limelight Magazine named him Australian Artist of the Year in 2018. In 2022, he conducts the Christchurch and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras and all six Australian state symphony orchestras. Join Benjamin to explore ways to make your conducting more musical, expressive and effective. Conductor and Observer positions available.


Tuesday 24th May


Registration: 1:15pm

Venue: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School


Seminar Features

Going beyond the notes, uncovering the meaning in the music

Crafting your interpretation

PD Certificate


Masterclass Features

Non-verbal expression and phrasing

One-on-one on podium tuition & video

Podium time with an ensemble


Who Should Attend

Graduate Music Teachers

Conductors of all levels

School & Community Conductors of bands and orchestras

Instrumental teachers



1:15pm – Registration

1:30pm – Seminar

3:15pm – Break

3:45pm – Conducting Masterclass

5:30pm – Finish


Conducting participants will receive podium time working with clinician Benjamin Northey.

You will receive one-on-one live feedback, tuition & USB video of your podium time for personal review.

Observers will learn techniques and gestures to apply to their own conducting.


Please register online by Friday 6th May




$120 Full – Conductor          $60 Full – Observer

$96 Student – Conductor     $48 Student – Observer


(Includes ABODA Membership to March 2023)

$200 Full – Conductor          $140 Full – Observer

$136 Student – Conductor     $88 Student – Observer


All participants are to show their COVID vaccination certificate.

There is limited parking around VCASS, please plan ahead.

Please email aboda.vic@gmail.com if you require additional information.





24 May
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm




Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
57 Miles St
Southbank, VIC Australia
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