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The Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is looking at the future of Music Education and Outreach in the Northern Territory, and has started 2017 with the appointment of the highly accomplished Australian violinist Monica Naselow as the new Concertmaster and Education/Outreach officer. Monica’s impressive International and Australian performing career combined with her teaching experience and passion for education, provides the DSO with a unique opportunity for development and growth both musically from within the orchestra and educationally, forging collaborations throughout the Northern Territory communities, with an emphasis on programs that will be sustainable and meaningful for all involved.

Monica is extremely excited about the new role, explaining: “I am aiming to expand the education and outreach programs of the DSO, reaching into the community as far as that is possible and bringing music to children and families, in community and schools, and also to people who might not otherwise have access to live music, such as prisons, nursing homes, hospitals and schools for children with special needs. I hope to be able to build on the very strong connection the DSO has to the community and expand it even further”.

The DSO string quartet has demonstrated itself as a unique and vital component to the DSO’s community outreach and education projects, having delivered numerous successful education projects and cross-cultural initiatives throughout the Northern Territory, most recently in Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Alice Springs, a Family Proms series at Charles Darwin University and education work in the Darwin Festival.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Monica’s vast experience heading up our education team”, says Matthew Wood, the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the DSO. “Monica has so many wonderful ideas about how we can build on our education / outreach programs and I am sure that her passion and enthusiasm will prove to be a great asset to our community as a whole”

For further information go to the DSO website.