Music Skills Test

Since prior music skills development is essential for successful study at the Sydney Conservatorium, the Music Skills Test must be completed. The test is held at the Conservatorium during the audition/interview period and is designed to assess whether you have a sufficient level of music literacy in harmony and aural perception to cope with the demands of the course. As a guide, the minimum level of skills possessed should be at the level of the New South Wales Music 2 syllabus (formerly 2 Unit Music) or AMEB Level 6 Musicianship or equivalent. Results of the Music Skills Test supplement the information provided by other aspects of the audition process. If you are successful, the results also help to determine streaming in aural and harmony subjects. All applicants must sit the test during the audition period, preferably on the day of your audition.

Online Audition Submission

Where possible, you should attend a live audition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. If you are an interstate or international applicant and cannot attend in person, you may submit an audition on-line. The recordings must be no older than six weeks at the time of submission.  Audio-only recordings will not be accepted.

Accompaniment for Live Auditions

Historical Performance applicants are required to have specialised accompaniment at the audition.  Applicants who experience difficulties in obtaining an accompanist, should contact Associate Professor Neal Peres Da Costa, Chair of Historical Performance.

All Undergraduate Degrees

  1. Prepared 10-15 minute recital with three contrasting works
  2. Music Skills Test