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Two men performing a traditional aboriginal dance

Research areas

Promoting active enquiry into music
Our students benefit from research-led teaching throughout our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.

The Conservatorium is the University of Sydney's music hub. Our staff engage in active enquiry into diverse areas of research, including:

  • artistic research (composition, performance-based research)
  • music pedagogy (music education, technology and teaching)
  • musicology (ethnomusicology historical musicology, jazz, music cognition, music theory and analysis, and popular music)
The Conservatorium also runs a Music Diversity Lab and is host to PARADISEC, a world-class digital archive of records from the many cultures of the Pacific region and beyond.