Audition Requirements

In order to assess and rank applicants, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music requires all applicants to complete an audition and/or interview as part of the application process. Applicants who fail to attend the required audition and/or interview will not be considered for an offer of a place.

All applicants must sit the written Music Skills Test or Jazz Aptitude Test during the audition period, preferably on the day of your audition. More details on the entry requirements for the Conservatorium can be found here:

Applicants who have successfully completed at least one year of principal study at a university, may audition for entry into second year in principal study. Candidates wishing to audition for advanced standing should contact the relevant chair of unit to discuss audition requirements.


Applicants are required to provide their own Accompanist. If applicants require assistance, the Sydney 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.

Please see the appropriate page for your area from the list below to obtain specific audition requirements.

Undergraduate Students

Brass, Composition, Contemporary Music, Historical Performance, Jazz (Performance and Vocal), MusicologyOrgan, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice (Classical), Woodwind

Postgraduate Students

Brass, Composition, Conducting, Historical Performance, Jazz (Performance and Vocal), MusicologyOrganPercussion, Piano, Piano AccompanimentStrings, Voice (Classical and Opera), Woodwind