Coming Up: ANBOC 2018

23 days till ANBOC2018 comes to Brisbane!

ABODAQ warmily invites you and your members to attend the Australian National Band And Orchestra Conference 2018. As an affiliated national ABODA association, we would like to offer you a discount on Full Price conference tickets. Please use the codeanboc18_mem_sa at the checkout to receive this discount. Please note, this discount does not apply to Day Rate tickets.

Running from 4 - 7 October 2018, the Australian National Band And Orchestra Conference will feature international, national and local presenters, to celebrate and delve further into the instrumental teaching profession.

This is a wonderful opportunity for music teachers and students to attend invaluable workshops and presentations, network with like-minded colleagues and engage in some fabulous, relevant professional development. Please explore the full list of presenters and conference schedule for more information.

The conference will focus on three themes:

  1. Teaching on and off the podium,
  2. Navigating the middle years, and
  3. Wellness

There will be sessions for strings, symphony orchestra, concert band, jazz band, percussion, health and wellbeing and general ensemble direction. The conference will also feature concerts of prominent Queensland ensembles, ensemble demonstrations, lectures, interactive sessions, panel and round table discussions, conducting workshops, conducting lessons, physiotherapy appointments, trade displays and so much more!

Here's a little snippet of what the conference has to offer. You don't want to miss out!


Keynote: Fireworks in the musical brain

Dr Anita Collins discusses why learning music is so effective at enhancing brain function, presenting exciting and impactful research on this widely discussed topic. 

Should conducting style change depending on the ensemble you are conducting?
Associate Professor Tze Law Chan is not only presenting an enlightening session on conducting styles, but also delivering a Strings Conducting Masterclass for 6 lucky applicants. Spots are filling fast for this wonderful opportunity.

I've got my first jazz ensemble... What now?

Dan Quigley will be diving into jazz, discussing appropriate repertoire, the role of the rhythm section, phrasing and articulation, as well as improvisation. He is also chairing the Panel Discussion: The value of jazz in your band program, chatting to John Morrison, Fem Bellings, David Theak and Dr Louise Denson.

The Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference (ANBOC) is a biennial professional development event hosted by the State Chapters of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA). ANBOC 2018 is proudly hosted by ABODA Queensland, and will be the premier gathering for Australian instrumental music educators and ensemble directors. ANBOC 2018 will provide delegates with extensive professional development activities, outstanding performances and masterclasses, as well a broad range of networking opportunities.

Dates: October 4 - 7, 2018. 

Tickets are still available! Head to for more info