Research undertaken by the Elder Conservatorium of Music has consistently been ranked by the Excellence in Research Initiative for Australia (ERA) as above world standard.
The University of Adelaide is a leading research University committed to providing unique opportunities for graduates and researchers. Our researcher community is supported by the University’s Careers and Research Skills Training, to develop the skills and knowledge needed for research excellence.
|Professor Charles Bodman Rae||Composition and Musicology|
|Professor Mark Carroll (Adjunct)||Contemporary Popular and Classical music; Music and Politics;
Music and Society - Australia and Abroad; Music History
|Dr Luke Dollman||Performance and Conducting Pedagogy|
|Dr Emily Dollman||Music Education and Pedagogy|
|Associate Professor Anna Goldsworthy||Performance and Creative Writing|
|Professor Tom Hadju||Composition, Popular music and Music Technologies|
|Dr Tsan-Huang Tsai||Ethnomusicology|
|Dr Luke Harrald||Composition and Music Technology|
|Professor Graeme Koehne||Composition|
|Grayson Rotumah||Indigenous Music|
|Mr Stephen Whittington||Composition, Sonic Arts and Creative Technologies|
|Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini||Performance and Pedagogy|
The Elder Conservatorium of Music - Australia's oldest tertiary music school - has played a leading role in the musical life of the nation for more than 100 years.
With a distinguished history and a reputation for innovation, the Elder Conservatorium numbers among its staff and graduates many nationally and internationally renowned performers, composers, scholars, educators, and administrators.
Higher degree by research
As one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary music schools, the Elder Conservatorium of Music plays a leading role in Australia’s musical landscape. Through its research programs, it encourages the development of new parameters of artistic and scholarly endeavour that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the art of music.
The Conservatorium offers HDR students access to outstanding resources, including one of the largest music libraries in the Southern Hemisphere and our Elder Hall, arguably the best University performance venue in Australia.
It maintains a wide range of professional links with music schools, conservatories and music organisations within South Australia and across the nation; and it sustains strong connections with important institutions in the UK, USA, Canada, Asia and Europe. Particular partnerships of note include our close ties with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Australian String Quartet and the world renowned Adelaide Festival.
Postgraduate research students are nurtured in a supportive environment that includes weekly research seminars in addition to their regular contact with their supervisors.
To assist you in your studies, please see the list of resources below:
Information for HDR students
Research centres and Institutes