Research at Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM), Australia’s largest music research institution, is a the music hub of the University of Sydney. Our staff engage in active inquiry into diverse areas of music research, including musicology (ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, popular music); creative research (composition, research-led performance), music pedagogy (music education) and applied music research (music cognition and music training). Browse our staff academic profiles to see the range of research undertaken at the Conservatorium.

Our researchers hold competitive grants from the Australian Research Council, the Australia Council, the Office of Learning and Teaching, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), and other bodies. We publish more research than any other Australian music institution, in both traditional formats (books, chapters, journals, and conference papers) and non-traditional (compositions, performances, published recordings, research websites).

Students are offered research-led teaching throughout our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, and provided with a structured program of research training through our honours and postgraduate courses.

Research Staff Contacts