Fiona Lucas, NSSWE's Junior Wind Ensemble conductor

Derek Barg brings 30 years of experience in instrumental music education to NSSWE, with expertise in concert band conducting, stage band directing and private percussion tuition. He has worked in many public and private schools across the northern Sydney region and beyond, including Cranbrook, Sydney Boys High School, Killarney Heights High School, Normanhurst Boys High School and over 15 different primary schools.

Derek’s experience as a performer is diverse, ranging across genres from orchestra through to rock bands and jazz ensembles. Derek is also a composer of wide-ranging styles of music and a professional audio engineer. He brings these skills together in pursuing his interest in developing processes to facilitate optimal learning for musicians, using professional audio recording as a tool for reflection and motivation for musicians.  He has also recorded many of Sydney’s fine large ensembles, including the NSSWE ensembles performing at The Concourse.

Meet Other NSSWE Ensemble Conductors

Patrick Brennan
Patrick BrennanNSSWE’s Artistic Director & Senior Wind Ensemble Conductor
Stephen Smith
Stephen SmithPrimary Ensemble Conductor
Kylie Tyson
Kylie TysonIntermediate Ensemble Conductor
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