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12 June 2024

Early entry scheme to study music eases HSC stress for students

Students Charlotte Bertwistle and Bailey Schultz share their experiences with the Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme (CASAS), and how having a secured spot at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music made Year 12 life easier.
07 June 2024

How the Blade Runner soundtrack uses electronic music to explore humanity

Dr Alison Cole, a leading expert on film scores and lecturer in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, analyses Vangelis' innovative use of electronic music to capture emotion and translate the complexities of the human condition, 30 years on from the release of the 1982 Blade Runner soundtrack.
06 June 2024

Sydney Con composer Paul Mac creates a magical musical ride on Sydney trains

In an Australian first, composer-producer Paul Mac is paying tribute to Sydney's suburban railway system in a project that sees two Sydney train routes turned into a mobile electronic music and light experience: Tekno Train.
03 June 2024

New Disney documentary, The Beach Boys, tells the band's story - but not the whole story

Dr Jadey O'Regan, lecturer in Contemporary Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, closely examines the new Disney documentary, The Beach Boys, and finds it moving but ultimately lacking in its coverage of the more complex and difficult parts of the band's journey.
29 May 2024

Australian Laureate Fellowships honour two researchers

Two University of Sydney academics have been awarded prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships from the Australian Research Council.
23 May 2024

Prestigious choral music prize awarded to Sydney Con student

Lucy Blomfield, a PhD student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, has won the inaugural Helen Channon Memorial Prize for her composition A Struggle for Life, premiering in Verbrugghen Hall on 23 May.
20 May 2024

Meet the student composer behind a major Vivid Sydney light display

Sydney Conservatorium of Music student Bailey Pickles will soon have his music heard across one of the world’s most iconic settings, Sydney Harbour. The emerging composer is the musical force behind Our Connected City, a major light display at this year’s Vivid Sydney festival.
08 May 2024

Australia's Eurovision entry is the first to sing in First Nations language: meet Electric Fields

Musicologists and linguists at Sydney Conservatorium of Music share their knowledge on Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara, one of the most widely spoken Australian First Nations languages used in Electric Fields' song "One Milkali (One Blood)" performed at Eurovision 2024.
02 May 2024

Sydney Conservatorium of Music welcomes new Senior Lecturer in Violin

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is pleased to welcome Timothy Kantor to our String Unit. An inspiring teacher and dedicated coach, Mr. Kantor brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise as an educator and performer.
30 April 2024

Sydney Con Jazz Festival 2024 hosts the best of Australian jazz

Sydney Conservatorium of Music has announced the lineup for its one-day jazz festival on Sunday 2 June, 2024. Music lovers can enjoy jazz performances by Australia's best artists in six concert locations around the Con.