Study Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

You will be led by internationally renowned teachers and performers who are there to guide and develop your instrumental or vocal potential to the fullest.

Our students enjoy numerous opportunities to develop their technique and awareness through all performance programs. In most programs you experience individual instrumental or vocal lessons, weekly performance classes, public concerts, and master classes with distinguished national and international performers.

The Ensemble Performance Experience in the Conservatorium

You will be led by internationally renowned teachers and performers who are there to guide and develop your instrumental or vocal potential to the fullest.

Our students enjoy numerous opportunities to develop their technique and awareness through all performance programs. In most programs you experience individual instrumental or vocal lessons, weekly performance classes, public concerts, and master classes with distinguished national and international performers.

Included in the wealth of performance options at the University of Melbourne, is the opportunity for students to perform in our two flagship ensembles: the Symphony Orchestra led by director Associate Professor Richard Davis and the Wind Symphony led by director Associate Professor Nicholas Williams.

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, led by world-renowned conductor Associate Professor Richard Davis and featuring our very best student classical musicians, is the premier large performance ensemble at the University.

University of Melbourne Wind Symphony

The University of Melbourne Wind Symphony, directed by international conductor, Associate Professor Nicholas Enrico Williams features the most talented wind, brass and percussion students in the University.

Instrument areas

Brass

Brass at the Conservatorium emphasises group learning and camaraderie with a dedication to hands-on training.

Conducting

Our Conducting students learn a variety of techniques for mastery in their specialisation.

Early Music

We house a vast collection of early music resources and scores, and train our students in instrumental and vocal performance.

Guitar

Guitar at the Conservatorium is designed for students interested in the rich traditions of the guitar.

Harp

We invite you to embark on your harp journey with us, where your musical aspirations can flourish in a world-class learning environment.

Jazz and Improvisation

Celebrate great Australian Jazz and improvised music performance in a unique studio-intensive approach that nurtures future music performers and directors through repertoire, improvisation skills and technical studies.

Keyboard

Our Keyboard program is one of the largest and most distinguished of any tertiary music program in Australia.

New Music

The New Music Studio unites the disciplines of Composition and Performance for a broad range of contemporary music activities and events that are held each semester within the Faculty.

Percussion

Graduating as a percussionist from the Conservatorium, you will be literate in the history and current practice of your craft.

Strings

The Conservatorium Strings program boasts a staff of the finest string players and teachers in Australia.

Voice

Our students engage with leaders in vocal teaching and performance.

Woodwind

We have a long history of excellence in Woodwind performance, including graduates who have achieved international success.

I consider the faculty and individual tutors to be the most important people in developing my musicianship. The Conservatorium has some amazing staff on board who are very passionate about what they do. I decided to study at the Conservatorium due largely to the low brass teaching staff, particularly Timothy Buzbee.

Alexander Jeantou
Bachelor of Music, specialisation in Music Performance

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