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29 November 2018

The determination of a Viking: DMA student Rachelle Elliott

Conductor and Doctor of Musical Arts student Rachelle Elliott has spent the past two years researching the history and characteristics of Icelandic choral composition.
29 November 2018

The top 5 releases of 2018

Sydney Conservatorium of Music jazz, classical, contemporary and composition academics reveal what's been spinning on their playlists this year.
23 November 2018

National acclaim at 22 years: Oscar Joe Gross wins Best Original Song

Third year contemporary music student Oscar Joe Gross recently won Best Original Song Composed for the Screen at the 2018 Screen Music Awards.
01 November 2018

All in a year’s work: Composing for opera, orchestra and virtuoso flutist Claire Chase

As the year draws to a close, we caught up with Composing Women 2018-2019 participants Bree van Reyk, Josephine Macken, Georgia Scott and Peggy Polias, to find out what they have been up to in their first year of the program.
30 October 2018

Vale Richard Gill AO

Maestro Richard Gill has passed away at the age of 76, leaving behind a legacy of contribution to Australian orchestras, choirs, opera and music education.
23 October 2018

A life in choirs: Elizabeth Scott takes on the SCM Big Choir

Ahead of the upcoming SCM Symphony Orchestra and Choirs concert, new ‘Big Choir’ conductor Elizabeth Scott describes her choir-filled schedule and post-study ambitions.
22 October 2018

Top 5 tips for first-year music students

Thinking of studying with us in 2018? We caught up with current contemporary music student, Krisha Umali, to find out what she has learned during her time at the Con.
11 October 2018

Nicky Gluch: Master of Music (Musicology)

Now in her final year of study, Nicky is completing a Master of Music (Musicology) with the hope of becoming a conductor. We caught up with her to find out what it’s like to study at the Con.
14 September 2018

Con students perform to full house as part of new music festival

Composition students were recently treated to a host of professional development experiences, through masterclasses, a digital installation and performing on a festival bill alongside world-renowned artists.
11 September 2018

Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra to embark on national tour

The Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra will leave their home at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and hit the road, to bring their energy and passion to the ACT, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales this September.