Kate Mawson

Conductor Adelaide Youth Orchestra

Born in Adelaide, Kate Mawson graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Jazz, Saxophone) 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, composer, arranger, and instrumentalist of 20 years’ experience. She held the positions of Coordinator of Music (Curriculum), Coordinator of Bands and Ensembles, and Year Level Coordinator (Years 8/9), at Seymour College. These roles afforded her the opportunity to combine her interests in music education and adolescent development and wellbeing.

Kate has broad experience as musical director in theatre, conducting numerous secondary school productions over the past two decades. She is currently teaching at Cornerstone College, located in the Adelaide Hills and is completing studies in Conducting at the Elder Conservatorium, under the guidance of Dr Luke Dollman. 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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