Sydney Conservatorium of Music to hold national auditions for 2019

4 September 2018
The nation's premier tertiary music institution, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, invites the country's finest musicians, researchers, educators, composers and conductors to apply for its 2019 programs.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) graduates go on to have successful careers as soloists or orchestral musicians, composers, academics and educators, critics, writers, and arts administrators. SCM alumni include Simone Young, Sophie Serafino, Richard Tognetti, Nigel Westlake, Nicole Alexander, James Morrison and Roy De Maistre.

Ideally situated at the centre of Sydney's CBD and arts precinct, and minutes from the Sydney Opera House, auditions are open across metropolitan and regional Australia. Applications for 2019 undergraduate and postgraduate programs open on Monday 24 September and close on Friday 28 September.

This year’s audition process is designed to make the overall experience for prospective students positive. A new online portal has been created allowing applicants to select their audition times and manage their portfolios. This provides greater flexibility for those who are travelling from interstate or regional areas and for those who require an accompanist.

The University of Sydney’s Sydney Conservatorium of Music provides a comprehensive musical education via a suite of top-class degrees, imparting the necessary knowledge, skills and aesthetic to thrive in a range of musical and arts-related careers. SCM staff are award-winning scholars and acclaimed musicians with strong industry connections in Australia and internationally.

We have produced generations of leading musicians. Joining the Con can be a life changing experience and we invite you to come and share in our dynamic world.
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Dean, Professor Anna Reid

Led by a highly dedicated faculty of teachers, performers and scholars, SCM programs underscore the four key areas of performance, composition, music education, and musicology. Mentored by leaders in their chosen field, students may specialise in an area of interest or combine areas to satisfy creative energies.  

“For over a century the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has played a pivotal role in the nation's music landscape through transformative music education and performances of the highest international standard.” Said Sydney Conservatorium of Music Dean, Professor Anna Reid.

“We have produced generations of leading musicians. Joining the Con can be a life changing experience and we invite you to come and share in our dynamic world.”

Never in the history of this distinctive art form have there been more opportunities for composers, performers, educators and scholars in the pursuit of musical excellence. From the concert hall to the big screen, the orchestra pit to the iPhone, or from the Xbox to the opera theatre, the demand for music has never been greater.

Students of the SCM are engaged members of a community of scholars comprising the top music schools in the world including Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Royal College of Music (London) and the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

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