Accompaniment for Live Auditions

Applicants are required to provide their own Accompanist. If applicants require assistance, the Conservatorium of Music can provide a list of recommended Accompanists.  Arrangements and costs is solely between the applicant and their chosen Accompanist. Please email: for details.

Audition Online 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 a online audition through the application process. The recordings must be no older than six weeks at the time of dispatch. Audio-only recordings will not be accepted.

All Postgraduate Degrees
You must perform a 40-50 minute program that represents the area in percussion performance that you are intending to focus on. If you plan to focus on the marimba, for example, you should perform major works or concerti for marimba. If you plan to focus on orchestral percussion, you should perform orchestral excerpts on snare drum, timpani, mallet keyboards, aux percussion and a J. S. Bach transcription on marimba. If you are interested in studying a wide range of repertoire, you should perform pieces reflecting this diversity, for example, works for mallet keyboards, timpani and multiple percussion.