Support the HD Con project

Not only does the Sydney Conservatorium of Music provide the best music education for talented musicians, it is also developing and implementing a state-of-the-art High Definition audio/visual system, capable of editing and capturing live performances for learning and teaching purposes as well as online educational benefit.

The audio-visual control room high above Verbrugghen Hall.

In technical terms, the system will be capable of holding 200 terabytes of storage (200,000 gigabytes) and stream student and staff performances on the web live and in real time, increasing the Conservatorium’s ability to teach musicians in remote areas in Australia and around the world.

The primary purposes behind the HD Con project are to:

  • Facilitate greater integration between performance and research in light of the broadened definition of research set by the national research authorities, ERA (the Excellence in Research for Australia Initiative) and HERDC (Higher Education Research Data Collection)
  • Capture and record all performance research outputs in real time
  • Enhance the workflow of a world-class media production team by developing artificial intelligence in the production system

The cost of having the system installed is $1.5million. This will ensure that each of the Conservatorium’s world-class venues (Verbrugghen Hall, Music Workshop, Recital Hall East and Recital Hall West) can be upgraded using essential fibre optic wiring with connections to a centralized server room.