Music Directors

The Clarence City Band’s Music Director is supported by an Assistant Music Director and a number of ensemble leaders.

Music Director

Michael Young

Conductor – Concert Band, Crosswinds, Flute Choir, Jazz Ensemble


Michael Young

Michael Young is a Hobart-based composer, conductor, and musician. Michael studied composition at the University of Tasmania, under the guidance of Dr. Maria Grenfell. He also studied conducting and ensemble skills under the guidance of Gary Wain (UTAS), Bill Baker (UTAS), and Fred J Allen (SFASU, Texas).

Michael is actively involved in various community bands as a musician and a conductor. Michael is the Musical Director and a life member of the Clarence City Band. He is also actively involved with the Tasmanian Bands League as Vice President (South) and as the chair of the Music Advisory Board (MAB).

Michael is also a qualified teacher, graduating with a Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Tasmania. He currently works at Eastside Lutheran College.

Assistant Music Director