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Our research

One of Australia’s largest music research institutions
Our researchers advance music studies in all its forms through artistic exploration, music scholarship and fieldwork.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music researchers hold competitive grants from a number of bodies, including:

We offer our students research-led teaching throughout the Conservatorium's undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, and we provide a structured program of research training through our honours and postgraduate courses.

The Conservatorium publishes more research than any other Australian music institution, in both traditional formats (books, chapters, journals, and conference papers) and non-traditional outputs (compositions, performances, published recordings, festivals, events, and research websites).