Arts Music

The Arts Music Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music provides study opportunities in music as part of an arts degree or a combined degree (such as arts/commerce, arts/law and arts/science). Courses are designed both for students who intend to make music their profession and for those who will pursue other careers. Available to students from all faculties, the courses cover a broad range of studies of music – in society, in culture and in performance. We welcome students from all musical backgrounds, including those with no prior musical experience.

Based at the University of Sydney’s Camperdown Campus in the Seymour Centre and the Old Darlington School, the Sydney Conservatorium Arts Music Unit offers courses and subjects ranging from general studies of the language of music to performance, composition and musicology. Students can major in music (at pass or honours level) as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree or any combined arts degree.

Study Options

Arts Music Units of Study

Download the Arts Music Unit information booklet (.pdf, 4.6mb) for details of available units of study.

Arts Music Faculty

  • Professor Anne Boyd – Professor and Associate Dean (Staff Development and Mentoring)
  • Dr Charles Fairchild – Associate Professor of Popular Music and Chair of Arts Music Unit
  • Professor Matthew Hindson – Professor and Chair of Composition and Music Technology Unit
  • Dr Daniel Rojas – Associate Lecturer in Music Teaching and Research
  • Dr James Wierzbicki – Senior Lecturer in Musicology, Honours Coordinator of Arts Music Unit
  • Mr Clint Bracknell – Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Curriculum Development and Delivery
  • Dr Eleanor McPhee – Part-time Lecturer in Music Skills
  • Dr Damian Barbeler – Part-time Lecturer in Digital Music

Arts Music Student Administration

Cynthia Marin
Faculty Support Administrator
T +61 2 9351 2923