Conservatorium of Music

Creating the future leaders of the arts community

As one of Australia's leading music schools in one of the world's leading universities, the UWA Conservatorium of Music transforms individuals to release their full creative potential.

Graduates of the UWA Conservatorium of Music have gone on to postgraduate study at national and international centres of music excellence. They perform in every major orchestra in Australia and as chamber musicians and soloists around the world. They inspire the next generation of musicians in classrooms across Australia and work in a wide range of arts organisations.

Each year, we present a vibrant program of concerts and events that showcase our young emerging artists and the finest musical talent locally, nationally and internationally.

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Ranked top 50 in the world and 1st in WA for Performing Arts (QS 2018)

Producing world-class graduates for 50+ years

Whether your aspiration is a life in music or music in your life, we dare you to play on our stage.Professor Alan Lourens, Head of Conservatorium

Concerts and events

The Conservatorium of Music is home to more than 200 events, free and ticketed, each calendar year. We are delighted to bring you a diverse range of events that showcase amazing work from students, staff and industry professionals, as well as some of Australia’s leading music organisations, community groups and schools.

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Performance

We place performance at the heart of what we do, staging more classical performances than any other Western Australian tertiary institution. Students can expect to participate in regular performances, cover a range of repertoire and will benefit from staff who are actively engaged in music making at the highest level.

Enriching lives through music

Our courses

Study your passion with broadening units

An exciting feature of our courses is the opportunity to take broadening units. These provide knowledge beyond the fields in which you choose to specialise. The Conservatorium of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units that will accrue credit towards your degree. Whether or not you have studied music at secondary level, or can read music, you can enrich your degree by including music units in your study.

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Junior Music School

The UWA Conservatorium of Music’s Junior Music School nurtures your child's creative potential through the magic of music.

We believe all children are musical. The extent to which musical ability develops, however, depends greatly on the input children receive in very early childhood.

Our program is designed for children aged 18 months to 12 years. It is focused on nurturing your child's musical potential in a stimulating and rich musical environment, supporting you and your family in developing and maintaining a lifelong love of music.

Junior Music School employs highly skilled music teachers from diverse musical backgrounds.  This ensures our program is based on the best and most recent research, and a supportive and lively university music community.

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Community programs

Music has the power to enrich and change lives. The Conservatorium of Music provides classes and activities that support and promote music for everybody in the community.

Highly acclaimed teachers and researchers

The Conservatorium is home to some of Australia's finest musicians, composers and researchers. Staff members include leading industry figures, highly active performers, composers and researchers, as well as dedicated educators.

Conservatorium research

We have a long-established tradition of research in music education, historical musicology and performance practice, as well as a strong track-record in composition and performance.

Research is closely interwoven with the Callaway Centre, a research hub that provides a focus for discussion, projects and postgraduate activity and training. It is also home to the Callaway Centre Archive of Australian and international collections.

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Partnerships

The Conservatorium has strong industry links, working closely with some of Australia’s leading music organisations, community groups and schools to present exciting educational events and opportunities for students.

 

Performance spaces, instruments and technologies

Located next to the picturesque Swan River, the Conservatorium of Music has various performance, teaching and rehearsal spaces available to staff, students and for occasional external hire. We have a large collection of modern and historical instruments as well as specialist music technology and software available for use by current students.

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Location

Find us on campus

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Access

Office hours: 8.30am to 4pm. The office is closed 1–2pm Fridays for lunchtime concerts.