Media Releases

  • PRINCETON JAZZ COMES TO THE CON[13 March 2012]

    Next week the Sydney Conservatorium of Music welcomes Princeton University Jazz to Australia where students from the two jazz schools will undertake a week-long intensive exchange of musical and cultural ideas. More

  • SCM OPEN ACADEMY RISING STARS[15 February 2012]

    The Con's most outstanding group of young music students aged between 7 and 18, the Open Academy's Rising Stars, will reconvene for 2012 on Saturday 25 February. More

  • AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS[15 February 2012]

    Australia Day honours for members of the Con community included an AC for distinguished conductor, Richard Bonynge, AO, CBE and a special award from the National Council of Women NSW for second-year B. Mus (Education) student, Naomi Leviton. More

  • CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT APPLE WITH STRINGS ATTACHED[3 November 2011]

    The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has teamed up with Apple to offer Christmas shoppers at Apple's George Street store something different in the way of live music, every Thursday in November. More

  • BEIJING HONOUR[3 November 2011]

    On an official visit to China, last week, the Dean & Principal of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Professor Kim Walker, received an unexpected honour from the President of Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Professor Wang Cizhao. More

  • ENDTIME[28 October 2011]

    At the end of 2011, Professor Kim Walker will complete her second term as Dean & Principal of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a role she commenced in 2004. In a fitting tribute to her tenure as Dean, during which The Con has achieved unprecedented international ecognition, the SCM Symphony Orchestra will take on the challenge of Mahler's magnificent Ninth Symphony, under their Maestro, Professor Imre Palló, in a concert aptly titled "Endtime". More

  • Circus Maximus[19 August 2011]

    CIRCUS MAXIMUS, one of the highlights of this year's Art&About Sydney festival, is a musical work that has never been performed in Australia and only very rarely elsewhere in the world, because of the sheer scale and the number of musicians required to stage it. More

  • CONGRATULATIONS![11 August 2011]

    Conservatorium staff, students and alumni are celebrating a number of recent successes and awards. Associate Professor Kathryn Marsh and Lecturer in Music Education, Dr Jennifer Rowley, have each been awarded grants in excess of $200,000 by the Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC). More

  • CON OPERA STUDENTS TRIUMPH[28 July 2011]

    The first of the year's major opera awards, the 2011 Lady Mary Fairfax New York Opera Scholarship, has been won by Clarissa Spata, who graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2004 as a Bachelor in Music Performance with distinction in Voice. More

  • TAKING GLASS TO CHINA[27 July 2011]

    A Lecturer in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Damien Ricketson, is about to tour China with his innovative work, Fractured Again, performed by the group that he co-directs, Ensemble Offspring. This major multimedia production explores music made out of glass. More

  • CON COMPOSERS HIT NEW HIGHS[22 July 2011]

    Associate Prof Matthew Hindson AM, Chair of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, is delighted by the number and variety of recent successes that he has to report for the whole range of Con composers: students, alumni and faculty members are having their new music performed all over the world. More

  • STRINGS WINS AT ABC AND KU-RING-GAI[7 July 2011]

    Two of Robin Wilson's violin students, Emily Sun and Grace Clifford, have won the major prizes in the ABC Young Performer of the Year (String Section) and the Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra NSW Concerto Competition. More