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.
03 November 2023

Is Now and Then really a Beatles song?

Dr Jadey O'Regan and Dr Paul McDermott, both lecturers in Contemporary Music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, reflect on the technology used in the new, and final, song by the Beatles and ponder its meaning and legacy.
13 October 2023

The Coronation of Poppea: a murderous collaboration

Australia's two leading performing arts tertiary schools, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), are coming together for a striking co-production of The Coronation of Poppea. It is the world premiere of the Italian version of Claudio Monteverdi's opera with new orchestration by one of Australia's finest composers, Elena Kats-Chernin.
12 September 2023

The Con hosts Royal Academy of Music for 10-day jazz intensive

The Con has welcomed Professor Nick Smart from the Royal Academy of Music for a two-week program, giving jazz students an insight into the works of celebrated trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler.
31 August 2023

Composition student from Iran wins major Australian new music prize

Iranian-Australian student Shervin Mirzeinali has won the prestigious APRA AMCOS award for Work of the Year (Dramatic) for his composition Panbe Zan. The work explores the traditional Iranian craft of cotton beating. Mirzeinali is enrolled in Doctor of Musical Arts.
31 August 2023

New amphitheatre for student performances in Royal Botanic Garden

Music students will be invited to perform in a new amphitheatre in the Royal Botanic Garden as part of a generous gift from a donor who wants to share his combined love of music and tranquil gardens with the general public.
31 August 2023

Sydney Conservatorium of Music votes to support the Voice to Parliament

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music School Board has voted to formally endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a constitutionally enshrined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
23 August 2023

Sydney Conservatorium of Music announces 2023 Festival of Art Song program

The Festival of Art Song returns for 2023, taking place from 23rd to 27th of September at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. This five-day event celebrates the unique connection between poetry and music, showcasing the magic of art songs composed by Australian talents.