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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.

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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

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Dec

Emerging Artist of the Year Award

We are proud that pianist Shawn Hui, who is currently completing his Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, was last week awarded the Emerging Artist of the Year Award at the 2022 Adelaide Critics Circle Awards. Shawn moved to Adelaide from New South Wales in 2019 to study at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, where he has been the recipient of awards including the Muriel Perry Scholarship, and the Patrick Cecil Greenland Scholarship. In 2022, he has performed widely as a Recitals Australia Fellowship Artist. Congratulations Shawn!

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Dec

Congratulations to Con alumnus Pei-Jee Ng

Congratulations to Elder Conservatorium of Music alumnus Pei-Jee Ng who has just won the highly prestigious position of Principal Cello in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). https://www.thestrad.com/news/new-principal-cello-for-royal-scottish-national-orchestra/15853.article

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Dec

PianoLab a great success!

From November 17-20, staff and students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music joined visitors from around Australia for PianoLab, a unique celebration of the piano in the immersive twenty-first technology of the Lab at Light Square.

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