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13 October 2020

From Conservatorium halls to the world stage

We recently caught up with Heather Shannon of The Jezabels, to hear about her time as a student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and get a glimpse of a day in the life of a professional musician.
01 October 2020

Skyscraper Symphony

Jack-hammering, heavy drilling and pouring concrete are not sounds that one would normally associate with music. However, a group of students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music have turned these activities into an engaging piece of music.
11 September 2020

Sue W Music Composition Prize winner announced

As part of an initiative to support female composers, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney is delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 prize.
03 September 2020

Composing Women

Despite shutdowns and constraints due to Covid-19, our Composing Women program has continued to thrive. Check out what our postgraduate students have been up to over the last 6 months.
01 September 2020

Sydney Con grad: classically trained musician turns pop rock star

Lime Cordiale lead singer, Oliver Leimbach, reflects on how his education in classical music helped launch his career in pop music.
25 August 2020

New early entry scheme attracts talented music students

Classical performers, Arkie Moore and Ella Simons are among the first group of talented musicians accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the new Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme (CASAS), for entry in 2021.
12 August 2020

Live from the Lab

Musicians from the Conservatorium of Music have been working alongside scientists and engineers from the Sydney Nano Institute, composing new music inspired by their emotional response to the Grand Challenges; the flagship projects at Sydney Nano.
11 August 2020

Feeling glum? 10 positive stories you may have missed

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still some good happening in the world. Here are ten of the University of Sydney's most promising and positive stories that you may have missed.
02 July 2020

New early offers for talented students in music and visual arts

The new Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme offers talented Year 12 students a chance to enter music and visual arts degrees based on audition and portfolio prior to getting their ATAR.
25 June 2020

Music alumnus turns his passion for music into a career

Composition alumnus Mitchell Huckstepp tells us about the pressures and rewards of his role, and how his degree in music set him up for a successful career in Hollywood.