Jenny Going

M.Mus., B.Soc.Sc., Dip.T., Dip.Mus(USA)., Dip.Bus.Admin.

Jenny is currently Musical Director of the Essendon Symphony where she has been conductor since 2008 and Principal Conductor of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra. She has conducted some of Melbourne’s leading ensembles including the Zelman Symphony, Melbourne University Biomedical Students Orchestra and Hopkins Sinfonia. Jenny is committed to supporting young musicians as conductor at Melbourne Youth Music’s summer school, conducting the Philharmonic Orchestra in 2024. In 2016 she founded the West Melbourne Schools Orchestra to provide rehearsal and performance opportunities for students in Melbourne’s West.

Jenny completed her Masters of Music performance degree specialising in orchestral conducting at The University of Melbourne under Benjamin Northey and Luke Dollman and was honoured to be the inaugural recipient of the Rosemary and John Hopkins Award in 2015.

She adjudicates regularly for the Victorian School Music Festival as well as Australian Brass Band National Championships. Jenny also works with ABODA Victoria as a conductor mentor at various professional development events.

Jenny founded Noteable Music Education Resources in 2006. As Managing Director she wrote and published ten resources for classroom music teachers, including interactive digital resources. She was a regular presenter of workshops at national music education conferences throughout Australia.

During her music career Jenny has worked as a professional trombonist with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, performed on stage with Randy Breaker, Arturo Sandoval, Robin Eubanks and Rob McConnell during her time studying Jazz Trombone in Philadelphia, and recorded and toured extensively throughout the west coast of the USA and recorded with Ska Band ‘Ruder Than You’.