MURRAY Conservatorium’s new woodwind teacher is bringing a taste of Persia to Albury.
Judith Marriott has made several trips to Iran and she hopes to bring more of that music to her new city.
“Eight years ago I went over to Iran for a holiday with my son and my mum and I fell in love with the music,” the Monash PhD music student said.
“I want to try and increase awareness of world music, obviously I have an interest it.
“I think the jazz and classical scenes are very well covered here but I want to meet some like-minded people about bringing some musicians from outside to open people’s ears a bit.”
Ms Marriott has lived in Sydney and Cooma but has found an instant connection with Albury and has settled into Tallangatta where she is poised to buy a house.
Her son is studying science at Charles Sturt University in Thurgoona and she used to study in Sydney with The Scots School Albury music co-ordinator Paul Tasker.
Ms Marriott said she was intending to increase the popularity of woodwind.
“When I was conducting Albury City Band the other night I said ‘have you noticed how many conductors are brass-playing males?’,” she said.
“I said ‘I think it’s time for a revolution’.
“I think there is room to build up woodwind a little bit.”
Ms Marriott is working at the conservatorium three days a week and is teaching music at Tallangatta Secondary College.