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01 June 2023

Opera star Marilyn Richardson makes remarkable return to the stage

Marilyn Richardson, who studied singing and piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, before becoming one of Australia’s finest opera singers, has returned to the stage aged 87 in a new Sydney Theatre Company production.
31 May 2023

Race against time to preserve rare Pacific recordings

Language and song archive PARADISEC, led by Dr Amanda Harris and her team at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, celebrates 20 years of safeguarding language and music records for community and researcher access.
30 May 2023

Succession: why I deeply love the music of the hit HBO show

Dr Alison Cole, a leading expert on film scores and lecturer in Composition for Creative Industries at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, unpacks the beauty, humour and grandeur in Nicholas Britell's score for hit TV show Succession.
22 May 2023

Researcher of Indigenous Australian song receives fellowship

Dr Georgia Curran, an early career researcher, receives Robinson Fellowship for research on Indigenous Australian languages and song. It is the first Robinson Fellowship granted to Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
18 May 2023

Sydney Con unveils busts of women composers to inspire students

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has unveiled busts of three composers and musicians in its library to inspire students, as part of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
18 May 2023

Eurovision: Why we keep falling for the keytar

Dr Paul (Mac) McDermott from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music ponders the enduring love of the showy but impractical instrument, the keytar, after Perth band Voyager's captivating Eurovision journey.
15 May 2023

Sydney Con students meet Moog master Will Gregory

Sydney Con students enrolled in Live Electronic Music Performance sat in on an open rehearsal for Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble. The synth experts shared their knowledge in a unique informal masterclass.
15 May 2023

No, music doesn't cause crime - not even drill rap

Academics argue the NSW Police has spent a disproportionate amount of taxpayer money pursuing, disrupting and generally harassing drill musicians under the premise that their lyrics incite violence or help recruit gang members.
05 May 2023

What the Ed Sheeran case can tell us about 70 years of pop music

Dr Jadey O'Regan, a pop music expert and lecturer in Contemporary Music Practice at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, explains why the Ed Sheeran copyright case matters when thinking about musical inspiration, influence or theft.
20 March 2023

Sydney Con leads gender equity shift in Australian music

Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Composing Women program led by Professor Liza Lim has demonstrated leadership and influence in the push for gender equity in programming and commissioning works by female composers in classical and art music.