Open Day 2015

Saturday 29 August 2015 – 9am to 2pm at the Con

(9am to 4pm on the University of Sydney Camperdown Campus)

Serious about music? We can help you turn your passion into a career.

Join us for Open Day to find out everything you need to know about studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Conservatorium Open Day – in five easy steps

Step 1: Get one-on-one advice
Do you need information about audition requirements, degrees or other aspects of studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney? Then this is your opportunity to talk directly with faculty representatives and admissions advisers who will be on hand to personally answer your questions.

Step 2: Take in a lecture or masterclass
Throughout the day we’re running a program of activities that include lectures and masterclasses covering performance areas of piano, strings, jazz, brass, woodwind, voice/opera, percussion and early music; postgraduate study; as well as composition, musicology, music education and careers in music.

Step 3: Take in a performance
A range of performances by our staff, students and YOU will take place throughout the day.

Step 4: Don’t just watch, participate!
Bring your instrument and join in the fun! This is your opportunity to be a SCM student and play in our wind symphony and choir performances. Scores and parts are available for download below.

Step 5: Soak up the atmosphere
In addition to all these activities, the Music Café will be serving food, coffee and tea throughout the day. So relax, hang out with friends – or make new ones – and get a glimpse into your life as a student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music!

SCM Open Day Schedule

Download the 2015 SCM Open Day schedule (pdf)

Join in the Fun!

  • Choir with Associate Professor Neil McEwan – Zadok the Priest by Handel
  • Wind Symphony with Associate Professor John Lynch
    Gustav Holst – Second Suite for Military Band, Op.28 No.2
    Brian Hogg – In Stillness
    Music will be handed out on the day for these instruments:
    Piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass/contrabass clarinet, alto/tenor/baritone saxophone, trumpet, horn, tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, string bass
  • Historical Performance with Associate Professor Neal Peres Da Costa
    Music will be handed out on the day for these period instruments:
    Flute/recorder/oboe, horn, violin, viola, cello/viola da gamba, bass, keyboard
    ** Historical instruments tour – join Associate Professor Neal Peres Da Costa on a tour of the Con’s early keyboards – Clavichord, Harpsichord, Chamber Organ, 18th-century Viennese Fortepiano after Anton Walter c.1791 (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven), 19th-century Viennese Fortepiano after Conrad Graf c.1819 (Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn), Mid 19th-Century Viennese Fortepiano after Johann Baptist Streicher c.1868 (Schumann, Brahms), Mid 19th-Century French Piano by Sebastien Erard c.1868 (Chopin, Liszt). Join the tour at 12.15pm in room 1043. The tour will conclude at 12.50pm.

Do you have questions?

If you would like to find out more about studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, please contact us on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or ask a question online.