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Support us

Help foster the next generation of musical talent
Your generosity enables us to provide the most comprehensive musical education for our students whose virtuosity and imagination may define the future of music both in Australia and abroad.

How you can support us

Making your contribution towards the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s many projects and activities is easy. Tax-deductible donations of $2 or more can be made:

  • online by completing a secure form and using your credit card; or
Postal address

The Advancement Portfolio
Level 2, Michael Spence Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9552 2539
Fax: +61 2 9660 6759

Leaving a gift in your will to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is a meaningful way to make an enduring contribution to future generations of musicians, composers, educators, and scholars to pursue musical excellence.

There are a range of ways you can make a legacy gift to the Con. You can:

  • leave an unrestricted gift or direct it to a specific purpose at the Con
  • indicate a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a portion of the balance remaining in your estate. Some of our legacy supporters leave just 1% of their estate.

To find out more about areas you can support at the Con, or to ensure the wording you include in your will can be executed in the way you intend, please get in touch.


For further information, please contact:

Alexandra Miller
Deputy Director, Planned Giving
+61 439 301 629

Ben Adler

Performers in the string quartet including Ben Adler
Bachelor of Music (Performance)
"Dr Westheimer’s generosity means we can access quality instruments and equipment of industry standard. It's brought me closer to my dream of becoming a professional chamber musician."
View the Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship

Past Gifts 

Sue W Chamber Music Composition Prize

As part of the the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s ongoing initiative to support female composers in their career aspirations, a new composition prize sponsored by Sue and Richard Willgoss was offered for the first time in 2017. Named after Sue, the Sue W Chamber Music Composition Prize of $7,000 was awarded to a female composer judged to have written the best original chamber music work for 4 to 15 solo parts, with a playing time of twelve minutes maximum. The winner of the 2017 Sue W Chamber Music Composition Prize was Holly Harrison.

I was absolutely delighted to be the inaugural recipient of this award which seeks to acknowledge Australian female composers. It is a welcome boost to my creative confidence, and gives me the encouragement to continue composing with increased self belief for the future!
Holly Harrison