Industry Links and Partners

The Elder Conservatorium of Music is proud to have a number of industry partnerships nationally and internationally.

Australian String Quartet

With a rich history spanning over 30 years, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has a strong national profile as an Australian chamber music group of excellence, performing at the highest international level.

From its home base at the University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, the ASQ delivers a vibrant annual artistic program encompassing performances, workshops, commissions and education projects across Australia and abroad.

One of Australia’s finest music exports, the ASQ has appeared at international music festivals and toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and Asia in recent years.The Quartet frequently performs with leading guest artists and in recent years has appeared with internationally acclaimed artists including pianists Angela Hewitt and Piers Lane, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, clarinettist Michael Collins, violist Brett Dean and cellist Pieter Wispelwey.

South Australian Music Camp Association

Formed in 1962 to provide young instrumentalists with an opportunity to play in orchestras, and operated every year since, the Music Camp has long been an integral part of the lives of young South Australian musicians.

The South Australian Music Camp Association Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation which offers students the opportunity to strive for excellence in music by participation in one of the five ensembles during camp week. The organisational team volunteer many hours of their time and are truly dedicated to the youth music movement in South Australia. It is interesting to note that campers from an earlier generation often keep in touch with the movement, either as proud parents of keen young campers, or sometimes as tutors and conductors.

The Elder Conservatorium of Music also has a number of other industry connections: