• Hannah Phillips

Riverina Conservatorium of Music on the Move

The Riverina Conservatorium of Music (RCM) has secured a new permanent home at 1 Simmons St, Wagga Wagga, following from an official announcement made last month.

Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire, RCM Board Chairman Dr Andrew Wallace and Director Hamish Tait welcomed the announcement, which will secure the future of the Music facility, as the current lease at Charles Sturt University moves closer to expiry in 2020.

“The building will be redeveloped to house a world class music recital space and its within close proximity to the existing cultural precinct in the City of Wagga Wagga, it will be an excellent addition,” Mr Maguire said.

Mr Tait said the new building will ensure future generations across the Riverina are able to enjoy musical education and performance for years to come.

“It will provide world class cultural infrastructure for the whole community and it will be the premier performance venue for classical music across all of regional NSW.

“It will attract visiting musicians nationally and internationally and will also provide the cultural sector employment and significant economic stimulation for the City and region," he said.

Dr Wallace expressed his gratitude to the Member for Wagga Wagga for the vision and commitment to ensure Wagga and the Riverina has a superior conservatorium of music.

"On behalf of the RCM board and staff we would like to acknowledge that this announcement would not have been possible without the tireless support of Mr Maguire," he said.

RCM was established in 1981 by the Riverina College of Advanced Education, today the institution teaches more than 1200 students scattered across the Riverina via video based programs.

As one of the largest NSW Regional conservatoriums, it employs around 46 professional music education teachers and admin staff.

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