The Elder Conservatorium of Music: Excellence, Innovation, Tradition, Community.

With a long and distinguished history dating back to 1883, the Elder Conservatorium is the oldest tertiary music school in Australia and widely respected as one of the country's leading music institutions.

埃尔德音乐学院的悠久历史可以追溯到 1883 年,它是澳大利亚历史最悠久的高等音乐学校,并且作为澳大利亚领先的音乐机构之一而广受赞誉。

Study with us

Study music at one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary music schools, in the heart of The Festival City.

Study with us


Find out about our audition process to become a student at Australia's oldest and most prestigious music school. 


Open Music Academy

Engage with the Elder Conservatorium of Music through our Open Music Academy, providing music enjoyment for all ages.

Open Music Academy

Concert Series

The staff and students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music welcome you to our Concert Series.

Concert Series


As one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished tertiary music schools, the Elder Conservatorium plays a leading role in Australia’s musical landscape.


Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW)

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is paramount to the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

News and events



A Night of Jazz - Harry James Angus

Join Harry James Angus and the top graduating jazz musicians from the Elder Conservatorium of Music for a night of unforgettable performances.



Elder Conservatorium Orchestral Open Day - 28 August

At the Elder Conservatorium Orchestral Open Day, meet staff and students from the Con, ask questions and learn about the Classical Performance courses and events we offer.



Elder Conservatorium 2021 Concert Series

The Elder Conservatorium's Concert Series returns for 2021, beginning Friday 19 March. Join us for regular live performances from staff, students and visiting guests in the inviting ambience of Elder Hall.