Undergraduate

You should come prepared to discuss your musical background, your reasons for wishing to continue your organ studies and your particular interests relating to the organ in church or concert hall.

Music Skills Test
Since prior music skills development is essential for successful study at the Sydney Conservatorium, you will be required to complete the Music Skills Test. 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.

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.

Bachelor of Music (Performance)

  1. Prepared program
    Applicants should prepare a contrasting program of three works, comprising:
    a) A fast movement from one of the Six Trio Sonatas by J.S. Bach;
    b) A chorale prelude from the Baroque period;
    c) A 19th or 20th century work of up to 10 mins duration
  2. Sight reading
  3. Music Skills Test

Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Bachelor of Music Studies and combined degrees

  1. Prepared program
  2. Applicants should prepare a contrasting program of three works, comprising:
    a) Any free work with pedals by J.S. Bach (at least AMEB Grade 6/7 standard)
    b) A chorale prelude from the Baroque period;
    c) A 19th or 20th century work of up to 10 mins duration
  3. Sight reading
  4. Music Skills Test