Kate Mawson

Conductor Adelaide Youth Orchestra

Born in Adelaide, Kate Mawson graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Jazz) from the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide) in 2004. She gained her education qualifications (Graduate Diploma of Education) from Monash University in Melbourne in 2006.

Kate is a conductor, secondary school teacher of music, arranger, and instrumentalist of over 20 years’ experience. She held the positions of Coordinator of Music (Curriculum) and Coordinator of Bands and Ensembles at Seymour College and currently works for the Department for Education, delivering wind programs to schools in the Southern Flinders Ranges. She has broad experience as musical director in theatre, conducting numerous secondary school productions over the past two decades.

Kate is the conductor of the Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra (Adelaide Youth Orchestras) and has appeared as guest conductor at the SA State Music Camp in 2021 and 2022.

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