Skip to main content

News and events

Latest news

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.
06 March 2023

Sydney Con composers star on ABC Classic Women of Note album 5

Composers from Sydney Conservatorium of Music are showcased on a new album released by ABC Classic, Women of Note, Volume 5. The album features two composers from the Composing Women program, two students and two Professors.
21 February 2023

Deborah Cheetham Fraillon joins Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music welcomes renowned First Nations soprano, musician, composer and educator Deborah Cheetham Fraillon as the inaugural Elizabeth Todd Chair of Vocal Studies. She will commence as Professor of Practice (Vocal Studies) in February 2023.
06 February 2023

Sydney Con graduate coaches Cate Blanchett to convince as conductor

Conductor Natalie Murray Beale, a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, is an artist who works across opera, concert, film and video game scores. Here, she shares her thoughts on making the film Tár and coaching actor Cate Blanchett to achieve a realistic portrayal of a professional conductor.
18 November 2022

Con students return to the world stage

After years of pandemic-related travel restrictions, students from Sydney Conservatorium of Music are returning to the world stage to further their musical artistry and develop personal skills.

04 November 2022

Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Dance Company thriving together

Two of Australia's leading arts organisations have teamed up to deliver a world-class Music Theatre program in Sydney.

03 November 2022

First Songs: Heralding First Nation voices

First Songs, featuring new and reimagined music by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's inaugural Indigenous-Artists-in-Residence Nardi Simpson and Troy Russell in collaboration with students, is a mix of hard-hitting social commentary and uplifting contemporary songs.
14 October 2022

Con announces new postgraduate composition initiative

After the huge success of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Composing Women program, the Con will be running a limited, 2-year project for selected students commencing in 2023.

07 October 2022

The Magic Flute

Mozart's final opera, The Magic Flute, transports audiences to a fantastical world of serpents, princesses, trials and mysteries. Good and evil battle, and truth and resolution are elusive. The final year performance is presented by students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
28 September 2022

How is birdsong composed? Listening to the Australian pied butcherbird

An international collaboration between musicians and birdsong scientists has found that in the Australian pied butcherbird songs surveyed, the order of song elements is strongly related to rhythmical timing.