Music in the 21st century is all pervasive. Never in the history of our distinctive art form has there been more opportunity for composers, performers, educators and scholars in the pursuit of musical excellence. From the concert hall to the big screen, the orchestra pit to the iPhone or from the Xbox to the opera theatre, the demand for our art is greater than ever.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music is this nation’s premier tertiary music institution, playing a pivotal role in the Australian musical landscape, increasingly so in the Asia Pacific. Ideally situated at the centre of Sydney’s CBD and arts precinct, and minutes from the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music provides a comprehensive musical education, imparting the necessary knowledge, skills, and aesthetic to thrive in this exciting new century of music. We celebrated our Centenary in 2015.

Our degree programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels underscore the four key areas of performance, composition, music education and musicology. Mentored by leaders in your chosen field, you may either specialise in your area of interest or explore combinations of areas. As a student of the University of Sydney, you’ll engage with a community of scholars comprising the top 40 universities [1] in the world, including Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduates enjoy successful careers as soloists or orchestral musicians, composers, academics and educators, critics, writers and arts administrators. The keys to our graduate successes are the highly dedicated faculty of teachers, performers and scholars and a diverse and highly talented student body – all of whom share a passion for music making.

Entry into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is highly competitive. If you study here, you can expect to be challenged beyond your perceived boundary of technical ability and musical creativity. You can be assured, however, that the skills you develop and the experience gained in your time at the Sydney Conservatorium will be a touchstone of excellence and a capstone educational experience for the rest of your life.

We invite you to come and share in our dynamic musical world.

[1] QS World University Rankings® 2012/2013 www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2012

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we meet; the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands that the University of Sydney is built. As we share our own knowledge, teaching, learning and research practices within this university, may we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.