Composition and Music Technology

Composition and Music Technology – Study Options

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

Postgraduate Audition Requirements

Creating new music is a vital part of studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Our Composition and Music Technology staff include some of Australia’s most gifted and widely recognised composers who work in media ranging from instrumental and vocal to electronic and electroacoustic music. We teach all facets of musical composition, encouraging advanced students to specialise and create more ambitious work. Our students learn composition in a nurturing community with ample opportunity to perform their work.

In 2018, we launch our new four-year Bachelor of Music focusing on the music of today. Composition students may be interested in our new Digital Music and Media and Creative Music programs.

In 2016, we launched the National Women Composers’ Development Program with four participants from our Master of Music (Composition) degree.

Composing Women

Composition and Music Technology Staff

Katia Beaugeais Photo-2Student Profile – Katia Beaugeais
PhD in composition (third-year student), composer and professional saxophonist

“I don’t fit in a box, so to speak, so I needed a creative faculty that would allow me to choose a research topic that would incorporate both composition and performance.

“It is vital for a composer to have the opportunity to ‘workshop’ their music in a supportive and friendly working environment, such as the Con. Recently, I recorded some of my saxophone works for my PhD in the Verbrugghen Hall.

“To have access to the Con’s world-class facilities will ensure I produce outstanding quality recordings for my PhD portfolio.

“It is important to be a hard worker, persistent, inquisitive, and most importantly, to choose a research topic that you are passionate about. Think of a PhD as a ‘training-run’ for the future. Jump on every opportunity, and look at every opportunity as a stepping stone to success.”