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The Elder Conservatorium of Music: Excellence, Innovation, Tradition, Community.

With a long and distinguished history dating back to 1883, the Elder Conservatorium is the oldest tertiary music school in Australia and widely respected as one of the country's leading music institutions.

Study with us

Study music at one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary music schools, in the heart of The Festival City.

Study with us

Auditions

Find out about our audition process to become a student at Australia's oldest and most prestigious music school. 

Auditions

Open Music Academy

Engage with the Elder Conservatorium of Music through our Open Music Academy, providing music enjoyment for all ages.

Open Music Academy

Concert Series

The staff and students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music welcome you to our Concert Series.

Concert Series

About

As one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary music schools, the Elder Conservatorium plays a leading role in Australia’s musical landscape.

About

Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW)

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is paramount to the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

News and events

25

Oct

Meet the Soloist: Dylan Henderson performs Chopin's Second Piano Concerto

Dylan Henderson, the soloist in our upcoming Lunchtime concert this Friday, enjoys a multi-faceted career as an emerging pianist, writer, musicologist and arts administrator.

18

Oct

Performance Students at the Top of their Class

Top classical performance students from the Elder Conservatorium compete for $1500 worth of prizes in the Friday 21 October lunchtime concert, supported by the Peter Brooker prize for musical excellence.

07

Sep

Meet the Soloist: Thomas Marlin

Meet Thomas Marlin, cello soloist in Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra's Friday 9 September Lunchtime Concert. Tom will be performing Carl Philipp Emmanuel’s Cello Concerto in A major, in a concert that also features works by Mozart and Elgar.

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