Administration & Management


Donna Riles
B Mus Ed, Sydney Conservatorium.

Donna has served as a passionate advocate for Music Education in the Western Region for over 30 years.
After a long and distinguished career as a music teacher with the Department of Education and Communities, in 2002 Donna was awarded the Director General’s Award for Excellent Service to Public Education.
Prior to becoming Music Director of the Orange Regional Conservatorium in 2014, Donna served as Head of Keyboard and Academic Studies for many years.
Her diverse role at the conservatorium has seen her administer the piano faculty, provide accompaniment services, prepare students for piano/musicianship examinations and performances, teach music in schools, nurture and maintain links with local schools, provide professional learning workshops for classroom teachers and conduct community and school choirs.
Donna delights in being able to provide quality music experiences to people of all ages and abilities in the Orange community.

Tim Cummins
Finance and Operations Manager

James Buchanan
Head of Guitar & Contemporary, Marketing & Events Manager

Jenny McMillan
Administration & Finance Support Officer
Jenny grew up in Springwood before moving to Bilpin where she worked in Administration for a local family owned Bus and Coach company for many years. As an empty nester in 2017 she moved to Orange before taking a ‘gap year’ to do a lap of Australia. Upon her return she started at the Conservatorium in early 2019 as their Administration and Financial Support Officer.

Board of Members

Trevor Hazell, Chairperson

John O’Malley, Treasurer

Paul Kelly, Secretary

Roslyn Hodges

Sarah Carter

Paris Willis

Maria Edwards