Make an impact to the lives of our students during their studies and nurture the future of world-class musical education.

We value our community who can support the future of musicians in South Australia.

There are many ways you can support the Elder Conservatorium of Music – from donating musical instruments, to making a donation or making a bequest. 

We are unable to accept donations of sheet music and print items, however the University's library may have interest – visit the University of Adelaide Barr Smith Library webpage for more details.


Join the Elder Conservatorium Circle

The Elder Conservatorium Circle is a unique group of leading Elder Conservatorium of Music supporters whose advocacy, direct engagement and support has an immediate and measurable impact on the success of the music education program and outcomes for students each year.

Members of the Elder Conservatorium Director's Circle provide a gift of $10,000 or more – either as a lump sum or $5,000 per annum for 2 years.


Match your gift to your passion

Elder Conservatorium Circle

Your gift can be directed to any area that is significant to you, to create meaningful impact. You may wish to make a general gift or direct your gift to a particular area, including:

  • scholarships*
  • support for teaching or students in each of the areas of study including classical, jazz, music theatre and popular music.
  • music productions

*Go to One Bright Future for information about establishing a named scholarship


Connect with other Elder Conservatorium Circle members, staff and students

The Elder Conservatorium Circle enjoys a close relationship with the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music and key staff, as leading supporters of an advocates for the Elder Conservatorium.

Opportunities are provided for circle members to connect with each other, staff and students at events and concerts.

All members are personally acknolwedged in the Elder Hall concert season guide, and on the Elder Conservatorium website (unless anonymity is requested).


Elder Conservatorium Circle membership benefits include:

  • A double pass to two concerts of your choice in the annual Elder Hall Concert Series
  • Access to select student rehearsals and performances
  • Annual event with the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music
  • Access to other engagement opportunities with artists and key staff at the Elder Conservatorium of Music
  • Subscription to quarterly Elder Conservatorium newsletter