John Ockwell

John Ockwell will be conducting the Sydney Youth Orchestra for the Proms Extra: Classics for Kids concerts on Saturday 16 April in The Pavilion at the Arts Centre Melbourne.

John has been the Director of Orchestra and Strings at Fort St. High School (one of Sydney’s top selective high schools) for 14 years as well as a member of the school’s music faculty for 12 years. His other education work involves being co-Conductor of the Dept. of Education and Communities Combined Sydney Schools Symphony Orchestra (12 years) and conductor of the Peter Seymour Orchestra (8 years) within the Sydney Youth Orchestras of which he is a founding member from 1973.

In previous years John has been assistant conductor and steering committee member for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Education Program and, for five years John was the Coordinator of the NSW Dept. of Education Primary String Festival.

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