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19 May 2020

Top 5 tips for first-year music students

Thinking of studying with us in 2021? We caught up with current contemporary music student, Krisha Umali, to find out what she has learned during her time at the Con.
14 May 2020

Where can a degree from Sydney Conservatorium of Music take you?

A career in music can take you all over the world. There’s a wide array of opportunities for the composers, performers, educators and scholars in the pursuit of musical excellence.
30 April 2020

The LA Experience

Jerome Blazé reflects on “a once in a life time opportunity” to be immersed in week-long program of lectures, masterclasses, tours and concerts at the University of Southern California’s Thornton Music School.
27 March 2020

The hidden cost of COVID-19 to the 2020 Year 12 cohort

In this opinion piece, Associate Professor Jennifer Rowley, believes the current pandemic will add to the vulnerability of Year 12 students.
12 March 2020

Saving a language through song

Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Environment Institute Fellow, Dr Genevieve Campbell, has been researching Tiwi song language. Focusing on documenting endangered song sets and the creation of new works, this research is essential for the preservation of the language.
06 March 2020

Prominent female professors share their advice on leadership

What makes a good leader? Eight University of Sydney's leaders, who also happen to be women, share the view from the top - and the advice they'd offer aspiring female leaders.
04 March 2020

QS subject rankings reflect breadth of Sydney expertise

The QS 2020 Subject Rankings has rated 31 University of Sydney subjects in the top 50 globally, up from 30 in 2019.

10 January 2020

Benjamin Carey named MESS Artist in Residence

An internal grant from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music allowed Dr Benjamin Carey to take up an artist residency at the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio. He shares his experience with us.
09 December 2019

Composing Women 2019

Composing Women 2019 has been a year of highlight achievements for Josephine Macken, Georgia Scott, Peggy Polias and Bree van Reyk. 
03 December 2019

The scholarship that helped a young musician follow her passion

For Sydney Conservatorium student Gemma Lawton, a donor-funded scholarship provided much-needed support through illness and injury.