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Conservatorium ensemble playing in Italy

Henderson travellers program

Build your international profile

Develop your artistic skills, cultural competence and depth of musical expertise on an international stage.

This exciting new program supports international travel as a means of building your artistic skills, cultural competence, depth of musical expertise, communication skills, creativity and ability to make use of new musical experiences that will enhance your current studies.

2018 opportunities

String Quartet development program

Up to three string quartets will be selected for specialist training, concert opportunities, tailored mentoring, specialist masterclass opportunities and travel to an international chamber music academy.

Operatic roles

Up to eight students enrolled in the Conservatorium's postgraduate Opera program will audition to secure support to collect operatic roles through performance in international young performers programs.

Pianist development

Up to eight students will audition to secure support to attend the International Summer Academy at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg.

Open program

Up to five small ensembles (with up to five players each) will audition for international masterclass and performance opportunities. These groups can consist of wind, brass, jazz, historically informed performance, contemporary, improvised etc. There is no restriction on the form of the group – but only those who show the highest standard will be selected through audition.

How to apply

Each student will undertake an application and video audition process to secure a Conservatorium Henderson Travellers scholarship, that will support an approved activity.

Please download and save the application form to enable editable fields – we cannot accept handwritten applications.

If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Chan, Event Coordinator 

Please note: This program has closed for 2018, and opportunities will reopen in 2019. 

Estivo European Chamber Music Summer School

For four consecutive years (2014-2017) with the generous support of Il Conservatorio Statale di Musica Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco di Verona and the Henderson bequest, this program was held in Verona, Italy, showcasing Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s finest Chamber Music students.

The Estivo program has now finished and in its place we offer the Henderson Travellers international mobility program.