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- Areas of Study
- Our Degrees
- Entry Requirements
- How to Apply - Undergraduate
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- Audition Requirements
- Auditions - Dates and Costs
- Audition Submissions
- National Women Composers' Development Program
- SCM Visiting Artists and Scholars Program
- MOOC: Music Education in the 21st Century
- International Tour Policy
- Estivo: European Chamber Music Summer School
- Conservatorium Open Academy
Improvised Music – Study Options
Our Improvised Music program focuses on research-based improvisation approaches, including but not limited to the jazz tradition. Learn from staff of the most highly regarded improvised music practitioners in Australia. We also offer performance opportunities with three big bands and eleven small ensembles.
Our new four-year Bachelor of Music produces broadly educated musicians who can apply their knowledge and skills in various music and arts-related contexts and professions. We also allow you to forge creative interdisciplinary links with other musicians at the Conservatorium, as well as with students and academics throughout the University of Sydney, enabling you to prepare for a variety of new careers.
The core units of study are in music skills, analysis, history and culture, performance and teaching music, and a final year project, but the course is structured to allow you the flexibility to pursue a course of study in a combination of musical and non-musical disciplines. You can choose from a wide range of music electives, or other units of study such as art, history or design from another University of Sydney faculty.
Experience the best of both worlds, with classes at both the Conservatorium and at the University’s Camperdown Campus.
Improvised Music Staff
- Mr David Theak – Program Leader of Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance), Lecturer in Saxophone