HISTORIC BUILDING: The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Music Marathon aims to raise money to repair their Lismore building.
HISTORIC BUILDING: The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Music Marathon aims to raise money to repair their Lismore building. Andy Downer

Conservatorium hosts ambitious music marathon

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre aims to raise $15,000 to repair their historic building in downtown Lismore with a 12-hour Music Marathon, next Saturday from 9am until 9pm where students of the Conservatorium are collecting sponsors for each minute of music they perform.

Community music co-ordinator Zoe Abbott said the Music Marathon will be a great opportunity for every student to perform on stage.

"The Music Marathon means that every student can perform in the same concert on the same day - we are very excited," Zoe

"The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre provides quality music education to all members of the community, from early childhood music right through to a Diploma of Music."

Music tuition, drama classes, and ensembles are held on site six days a week; and music teachers from the Conservatorium visit thirteen schools across the region delivering instrument tuition and band programs during school hours through the Music in Schools program.

The building the marathon is raising money for is the original Lismore High School, on the corner of Keen and Magellan Sts. It has also been the Teachers' College and Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education.

Ms Abbott said that anyone who feels an affiliation with the building is welcome to support the Music Marathon as an audience member on the day, or by offering sponsorship.



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