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Student research

The music scholars of tomorrow
Student research at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music includes creative work in performance and composition, and music-related scholarship in the fields of western musicology, ethnomusicology, music education and experimental research.

We hold research seminars each year to showcase the work of our postgraduate and undergraduate students. Our postgraduate research students pursue degrees at the Master of Music, Doctor of Philosophy (Conservatorium) or Doctor of Musical Arts levels.


As part of the Musicology Colloquium Series we hold a Graduate Symposium twice a year.

During this day-long event graduate students have an opportunity to present aspects of their research to their peers and staff in a friendly environment. Students will get feedback on content and presentation style from others besides their immediate supervisor. It also prepares students for attending and presenting at national or international conferences.

Further information for postgraduate students and those contemplating future study can be found:


Alisa Yuko Bernhard's entry for the 2020 Visualise Your Thesis competition


New students have the opportunity to attend the Undergraduate Research Showcase at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where they can hear what existing students have been working on, find out about what academic classes are like and how to go about developing their own original research projects.

A refereed journal dedicated to publishing work by undergraduate students of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.