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Register for an audition or interview
If you'd like to study at the Conservatorium, you will need to attend an audition or interview. This allows us to assess your abilities and discuss your commitment. Here is the process.

To apply for a course at the Conservatorium you should:

  1. Make an application through UAC or the University of Sydney
  2. Register online for an audition, portfolio submission or interview
  3. Check your email for a confirmation of your registration from the Con

Preparation

Please ensure you follow the audition requirements for your specialisation, including portfolio instructions.

On the day of your live audition, you should arrive about 30 minutes earlier to sign-in and warm-up. If you are being interviewed, about 15 minutes earlier is sufficient.
 
Please also bring your current photo identification such as a proof of age or photo card, school card or passport.

Live Auditions and Recorded Auditions

Ideally, you will attend your audition or interview at the Conservatorium. Under certain circumstances you may submit a recording or undertake a video conference interview if you are unable to see us in person. Please indicate your preference in your audition registration.

Do I need an accompanist?

Yes. If you are auditioning in an instrument or voice, you need to have an accompanist in your audition. If for some reason you cannot arrange one, please contact one of our recommended accompanists (105KB/PDF).

If you are applying for our Jazz program, you will perform with staff from our Jazz division. 

Don’t forget to pay the audition fee

A non-refundable fee of US$50 is charged for each registered audition.

 

How to prepare for a successful audition

2020 entry

Semester 1 application
Semester 2 application
 (international students only)

  • Main round auditions: 27, 30 September to 4 October 2019
  • Main round registration closing date: 11.59pm 1 September 2019
  • Late round auditions: 28 November to 6 December 2019 (excluding weekends)
  • Late round registration closing date: 11.59pm 1 November 2019

You choose the round to participate in.

Please make sure you register your audition and/or interview before the closing date. If you are unable to attend in person, you may submit a video audition. If being interviewed, a Skype interview will be arranged.

Check the specific audition or portfolio requirements to ensure you are fully prepared for your audition or interview.

Current University of Sydney students wanting to change courses, you must register an audition/interview and make a Sydney Student application. Please refer to the website for more information.

Semester 1 application (all coursework degrees)
Semester 2 application (
Graduate Diploma in Music and Master of Music Studies (Performance) only).

  • Main round auditions: 4 October 2019
  • Main round registration closing date: 11.59pm 1 October 2019
  • Late round auditions: 6 December 2019
  • Late round registration closing date: 11.59pm 1 December 2019

You choose the round to participate in.

Please make sure you register your audition before the closing date. If you are unable to attend in person, you may submit a video audition.

Check the specific audition requirements to ensure you are fully prepared.

The academic year for Higher Degree by Research candidates comprises of four research periods:

Session name Start Census date End
Research period 1  January  31 January  February
Research period 2 March 31 March June
Research period 3 July 31 August September
Research period 4 October 31 October December

Apply directly to the University of Sydney from here.

*Conditional offers are subject to meeting the ATAR and audition requirement. To be eligible, you must audition in the main round and make a UAC application. Audition registrations close 11.59pm 1 September 2019.

Undergraduate pre-admission and audition requirements

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Postgraduate pre-admission and audition requirements

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Audition dates

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Don't forget...

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Performance degrees and Improvisation program = audition required

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All other degrees and programs = portfolio submission and interview