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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.
17 August 2023

How a Darwin corroboree strike inspired protests across the nation

Dr Amanda Harris and Emeritus Professor Linda Barwick, researchers from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, collaborate with Tiriki Onus, Wilin Centre, University of Melbourne, to write about how Aboriginal people in 1951 framed cultural practice as labour and as an advocacy tool for Aboriginal rights across Australia.
10 August 2023

Oppenheimer has an epic soundtrack - but its power is in the silence

Dr Alison Cole, composer and lecturer in screen composition at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, analyses the score and sound design in Christopher Nolan's film Oppenheimer.
08 August 2023

Iconic Footbridge Theatre coming back to life

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has started renovating the Footbridge Theatre to restore the building as a teaching and performance theatre for Music Theatre students. It is expected to open in 2024 for students.
07 August 2023

How I found my rhythm as a violinist

In this edition of our Find Your Rhythm series, talented violinist Wendy Kong shares her career journey and the milestones that shaped her musical path.
07 August 2023

How I found my rhythm as a jazz artist

As part of our Find Your Rhythm series, we meet saxophonist, composer, educator, and label director Jeremy Rose, who has carved out a mutli-faceted career in jazz music.