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Street Address:

1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

Postal Address:

Building C41, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia


Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts. Three years. Music major. An extra year at honours level gives the Bachelor of Music Studies. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Majors in: • Performance, classical, jazz, contemporary music practice. • Improvised Music Program. • Creative Music Program. • Digital Music and Media Program. • Musicology. • Composition, composition for creative industries. • Music Education. Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Performance or composition major.


Graduate programs


Master of Music (Research). In performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, world music, music education. Master of Music Studies. In performance, historically informed performance, opera performance, contemporary music practice, choral, wind band and orchestral conducting. Doctor of Philosophy (Music). In composition, creative work in music, ethnomusicology, musicology, music education, performance studies. Doctor of Musical Arts.


Diploma programs


Diploma of Music. In performance (classical, jazz), contemporary music, composition. Graduate Diploma in Music. In performance, opera performance.

Institution Notes:

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is the music school of the University of Sydney. It was officially opened in 1915 as the NSW State Conservatorium of Music, with the stated aims of 'providing tuition of a standard at least equal to that of the leading European Conservatoriums'. In 1990 the NSW State Conservatorium of Music was amalgamated with the University of Sydney. In 2001 the Conservatorium reopened after a complete renovation, mingling new purpose-built accommodation with a refurbishment of the heritage-listed Verbrugghen Hall with its fine Pogson organ and with seating for 500. A number of other fine performing spaces have been included as well as state-of-the-art music technology and recording studios. The Conservatorium houses PARADISEC (the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures), a digital archive of records of some of the many small cultures and languages of the world. There is an extensive library of over 150,000 music performance and study scores, including scholarly and critical editions of composers' collected works, series and anthologies, as well as 40,000 sound recordings. The Opera School stages regular performances alongside 500 concerts from up to 18 other ensembles per year. The adjacent Conservatorium High School provides music tuition to a limited number of highly talented students as well as offering a full range of general secondary school subjects up to year 12 level. The Conservatorium Open Academy offers non-award programs to children and interested adults, with part-time, semester and holiday courses, workshops and instrument lessons, some of which are provided by distance mode. An associate member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen. A full member of the Pacific Alliance of Music Schools.

Last Updated:

May 2021