Endowments: Chairs of Units

By endowing or helping to endow a unit’s Chair, you will ensure that the Conservatorium will always be financially able to offer students the highest standard of musical education in their chosen area.

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The Conservatorium is seeking to establish an endowment fund to give permanent support to a Professorial Chair in each of the teaching and research units - strings, keyboard, vocal and operatic studies, percussion, woodwind, brass, jazz studies and chamber music - integrating them through cross-disciplinary linkages in performance and research.

By establishing strong and independently funded study units underpinned by endowed Chairs, The Con can sit squarely on the international stage as a global centre of excellence in music, providing leading edge education, research and performance.

The current cost of endowing a Professorial Chair is $4 million. Each year, 5% of the principal fund is made available to support the activities of the Chair.

Annual earnings above 5% are reinvested to maintain the fund's value in real terms after inflation.