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Study music

Prepare for a career in music with our award-winning staff
From Haydn to hip-hop, film scores and jazz, you can enjoy a breadth of musical study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music that prepares you for a broad range of careers.

A career in music can take you all over the world: performing in orchestras, conducting operas, teaching music in a school, playing in a rock band or composing film scores.

Our degrees give you the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest or to explore other combinations of arts and social sciences subjects across the University of Sydney.

We offer mentoring by industry leaders in your chosen field throughout your course. They’ll work with you to create strong foundations for your career.

You will have plenty of opportunities to perform or have your work performed. We have some fantastic ensembles which you can join, including Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Choir, Jazz Big Band, Gamelan, Chinese Music Ensemble and our Early Music Ensemble. These can count towards your credit points.

We also have a range of scholarship options to support both domestic and international students. Scholarships can help to fund your studies, your research, opportunities for overseas study and touring.


6 great reasons to join us


Location, location, location

The best facilities to study music in the Asia-Pacific region, and just a short stroll to the Sydney Opera House.



Learn from award-winning scholars and acclaimed musicians and one of the world's top 20 universities*.


*2024 QS World University Rankings



A range of choices in your degree progression, flexible study options, and a variety of training opportunities.



Benefit from the global relationships of our staff in the music industry around the world.



Expertise in performance and composition, musicology, music education, and Indigenous and Asian ethnomusicology.



More than $2 million offered annually for merit and equity scholarships.