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:
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
By endowing or helping to endow a chair, you will ensure the Conservatorium can sit squarely on the international stage as a global centre of excellence in music education and research.
The Conservatorium would like to offer permanent support to a professorial chair in each of the teaching and research units – strings, piano, vocal and operatic studies, percussion, woodwind, brass, jazz studies, piano accompaniment, musicology, historical performance and composition – integrating them through cross-disciplinary links in performance and research.
The current cost of endowing a professorial chair is $5 million. Each year, 4.5 percent of the principal fund is made available to support the activities of the chair. Annual earnings above 4.5 percent are reinvested to maintain the fund’s value in real terms after inflation.
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:
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:
Deputy Director, Planned Giving
+61 439 301 629
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!