Our events reflect the Conservatorium's commitment to creative, academic and experimental research. Everyone is welcome to attend, and most of our events are free of charge.
Alfred Samuel Hook (1886-1963) was a practising architect who believed architecture, like music, was "an art vital to people's prosperity". He helped found the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture in 1918, from which he retired as dean in 1949. Hook's other great love was music. Hook gave lunch-hour talks on the history of music, illustrated by the University’s collection of gramophone records. He was a member of the University's choral group and, as a keen organist, was associated with installing the University’s War Memorial Carillon in 1928 and founding the Department of Music in 1948.
The Alfred Hook lecture is made possible through a generous bequest from Doreen Robson. For more information, please email series coordinator and Research Services Manager Dr Joseph Toltz.
Please see our past events page.
These free seminars are hosted by our Music Education staff. The series is designed to spark collegial debate among the music education community, including primary, high school and tertiary music educators, pre-service (undergraduate or postgraduate) music teachers, conductors of school and community ensembles, and practitioners in preschool education, special needs education and music therapy.
Each semester we invite leading practitioners and researchers to open discussion with a 20-minute TED-style presentation on a topic of their choice followed by a facilitated Q&A. The series is as much about participation as learning so we invite attendees to contribute and stay for refreshments and a chance to explore ideas informally.
Stay tuned for information about our 2020 series.
For 2019 events, please see our past events page.