Classical performance

Make your mark with our exceptional classical music program
Begin your pathway towards an exciting career as a professional performer in an orchestra or an opera.

At the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, we deliver specialised individual and ensemble tuition from our industry experts, many of whom also perform as soloists and chamber musicians in highly regarded orchestras.

Our aim is to support you to achieve both artistic individuality and a high level of musical proficiency. We encourage you to collaborate with your musical peers by providing you with a variety of performance activities, including:

  • symphony orchestra
  • wind symphony
  • modern music ensemble
  • early music ensemble
  • choirs
  • clarinet ensemble
  • flute ensemble
  • brass ensemble
  • saxophone orchestra
  • Chinese music ensemble
  • gamelan
  • solo performances
  • chamber music
  • opera orchestra
  • big bands

Principal study areas are in brass, collaborative piano, organ, percussion, piano, strings, woodwind and classical vocal studies.

  • We'll help you to achieve a high level of proficiency in your chosen instrument, develop confidence and an understanding of professional expectations.
  • We regularly host international soloists, teachers and ensembles providing exciting masterclass opportunities.
  • Many of our teaching staff perform in highly regarded ensembles around the world, including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

You can include external study as part of your degree through the Henderson Travellers Program and other exchange opportunities.

Our staff are award-winning scholars and acclaimed musicians with strong industry connections in Australia and around the world. Meet our academic staff.

Our graduates develop as professional musicians who will reach the levels of excellence demanded by the profession. You will graduate prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities, including:

  • chamber musician
  • orchestral/ensemble player
  • performing soloist
  • brass instrumental teacher
  • researcher into brass music and its performance

What are my study options?