Higher Studies in music

The University of Adelaide

As one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary music schools, the Elder Conservatorium plays a leading role in Australia’s musical landscape. We have close links with other educational and professional bodies within South Australia and across the country and maintain strong connections with institutions in the UK, USA, Canada, Asia and Europe. Our graduates hold positions of national and international influence as performers, composers, educators, scholars and administrators.

The Elder Conservatorium of Music offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, covering all professional areas of the music industry. This comprehensive suite of programs – including degrees, postgraduate diplomas and masters programs – is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of a wide variety of students. With specialisations such as Performance (classical and jazz), Composition, Music Teaching, Sonic Arts, Pedagogy, Musicology and Popular Music and Creative Technologies, there are many possible pathways that can be followed.

Students enrolled in other degree programs within the University can also study general interest music courses and some of the ensembles are open to students outside of the Elder Conservatorium of Music.