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Register for an audition and interview
If you'd like to study at the Conservatorium, you will need to audition and attend an online interview. This allows us to assess your abilities and discuss your musical future. Here is the process.

Please note: due to COVID-19, all our auditions will be online – you will submit a video audition/portfolio and interview via zoom. If you are unable to have an accompanist due to the social distancing rules, you can submit your audition program without accompaniment. There is no disadvantage if you don’t have an accompanist due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place.

  1. Make an application via UAC or to the University of Sydney. If applying for postgraduate study, apply directly to the University of Sydney.
  2. Register online for an audition (or portfolio submission) and an interview
  3. Check your email for a confirmation of your registration from the Con
     

How to prepare for a successful audition
 

Audition dates and requirements

Audition and interview rounds Semester              Application closing dates  
July 2020 (excluding Jazz) Sem 2 2020      
Sem 1 2021
30 June 2020  
September 2020 Sem 1 2021        
18 Sept 2020  

If you're applying for semester 1 2021, you can choose the round to participate in (unless you are applying in Jazz, in which case you will audition in the September round).

Places are limited in each discipline. Please make sure you register your audition and/or interview before the closing date.

Course UAC code Intake Audition requirements

BMusic

  • Composition for Creative Industries program
  • Contemporary Music Practice program
  • Digital Music and Media program
  • Musicology major
513400 Sem 1 Portfolio + interview

BMusic (Performance)

  • Orchestral instrument
  • Non-orchestral instrument
  • Jazz (sem 1 only)
  • Historical Performance
  • Drum set
  • Non-western performance
  • Classical voice (sem 1 only)
513415 Sem 1, 2
Video audition + interview

BMusic/BAdvanced Studies (Performance)

  • Orchestral instrument
  • Non-orchestral instrument
  • Jazz
  • Historical Performance
  • Drum set
  • Non-western performance
  • Classical voice
513416 Sem 1   Video audition + interview
BMusic (Composition) 513405 Sem 1 Portfolio + interview
BMusic/BAdvanced Studies (Composition) 513406 Sem 1   Portfolio + interview

BMusic (Music Education)

  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Contemporary music (CM)
  • Musicology
513410 Sem 1  

Performance: 
video audition + interview

Composition/CM/ Musicology:
portfolio + interview

Note: Other additional entry requirements apply. Check the course page for further details.

Apply directly to the University of Sydney, then register your audition via the Sydney Conservatorium website.

Course Intake Audition requirements

Master of Music Studies (Performance)

Sem 1, 2

Video audition +interview

Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance)

Sem 1, 2

Video audition + interview

Master of Music Studies (Opera Performance)

Sem 1

Video audition + interview

Graduate Diploma in Music (Opera Performance)

Sem 1

Video audition + interview

 

An audition is your opportunity to show us your abilities. Whether you are performing, or have written a piece of work, we want to hear from you. Our questions will be based on you and your music - we want to learn more about you as a musician. You will also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about studying here. Please don’t stress about the interview, think of it as an informal chat where we will discuss your musical tastes and ambitions.

A non-refundable fee of US$50 is charged for each registered audition.

Domestic applicants undertaking a current recognised high school (Year 12) qualification and applying via UAC, may be eligible for an early offer of admission prior to the release of ATARs or equivalent score under the University’s Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme. Eligible applicants will be assessed based on a combination of academic performance and audition requirements. The available degrees using the new admissions scheme include: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music (Composition) and Bachelor of Music (Performance).