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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

04

Aug

Mark Simeon Ferguson's new album on ABC a first for diverse voices

Head of Jazz Mark Simeon Ferguson's new album 'Where Emus Roam the Streets' is the first jazz release from the 2022 ABC Composer Commissions Fund, created to support new Australian music from emerging and diverse voices.

28

Jul

Connor Whyte wins Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition

Congratulations to third year Elder Con student Connor Whyte for his impressive first place win in the Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition.

15

Jul

Pianist Anna Goldsworthy appointed director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music

Professor Anna Goldsworthy, an award-winning pianist, writer, and festival director, has been appointed to lead the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music.

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