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05 March 2024

Sydney Con announces 2024 Indigenous Artists-in-Residence

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music welcomes Nancy Bates and Tim Gray as the 2024 Indigenous Artists-in-Residence. They follow a successful residency by artists Nardi Simpson and Troy Russell.
29 February 2024

What's on at Sydney Con Semester 1 2024

Join us at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music this semester for a diverse program of concerts. From premieres of new compositions to classical crowd favourites, intimate recitals and dazzling symphonies, there is something for every music lover.
28 February 2024

Making love and making music in a new Greek-Australian story

Composer James Humberstone and award-winning slam poet and rapper Luka Lesson have come together to create a new Greek-Australian work combining ancient poetry and modern hip-hop to explore every aspect of love.
28 February 2024

Sydney attracts top research talent with innovative Fellowships

Unprecedented investment in appointment of 40 research fellows across a range of disciplines.
19 February 2024

What can we learn from nature if we listen to it deeply?

Dr Diana Chester, a sound studies scholar from Media and Communications in FASS, and Associate Professor Damien Ricketson, a composer from Sydney Conservatorium of Music invite visitors to lie down, close their eyes and listen to the sand, sea and wind in a new research project called Listening to Earth.
15 February 2024

Taylor Swift: why academics are studying the pop star

Taylor Swift, who is about to tour Australia with her much-anticipated Eras concerts, was the subject of a three-day academic conference, known as a Swiftposium, in Melbourne, where academics presented papers on her global impact.
12 February 2024

Opera Australia finds campy, playful joy in The Magic Flute

Dr David Larkin, senior lecturer in musicology at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, reviews the new production of The Magic Flute by director Kate Gaul for Opera Australia.
18 December 2023

MySydney scholarship fuels metal guitar passion at Sydney Con

Alexander Andrevski, a MySydney scholar from Western Sydney, is pursuing his passion for metal guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He used the scholarship to buy instruments and encourages others to explore new pathways to university education.
15 December 2023

Bradley Cooper's Maestro: the Leonard Bernstein story

Dr Joseph Toltz, Honorary Associate in the School of Languages and Cultures, and Manager of Research Support in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, explores the legacy of the great American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein as portrayed in the new Netflix film Maestro directed by, and starring Bradley Cooper.
29 November 2023

Amplifying traditional performance culture

Associate Professor Myfany Turpin, Jodie Kell and Dr Georgia Curran share a commitment to preserving and revitalising traditional music and language across Australia and beyond.