Find your rhythm at The Elder Conservatorium of Music

Choose from a wide range of courses to design your musical career.

From jazz, classical and voice, to composition, popular music and sonic arts, The Elder Conservatorium of Music offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. 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 music students, including Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music - the only devoted university-based centre for studies in Australian Indigenous music.


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


Our study areas

Classical Voice

Join the Elder Conservatorium of Music and be guided through vocal expression in our classical voice program.

Commercial Music and Songwriting

Fast-track your career in song writing and commercial music production.


Perfect your music and performance at the critically acclaimed Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Music Composition

Develop your composition skills and style at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Music Education and Pedagogy

Expand your music education and inspire the next generation of music makers.

Music Production

Creating professionals in sound engineering and music production.

Classical Performance

Unleash your musical passion and embark on a classical performance career.

Jazz Performance

Join one of Australia’s most vibrant and innovative jazz communities at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Music Theatre

Train in voice, dance and theatre in a capital city with a vibrant cultural sector.


Take your contextual knowledge of music to the next level.

Popular Music

Shake up the contemporary music industry and excel as a creative professional.

Sonic Arts

Blend all applications of contemporary technology to sound and music.

Music Teaching

Upgrading knowledge and skills of instrumental music teachers.

Performance and Pedagogy

Understand and influence musical learning in others.

Performance Studies

Own the stage with your enhanced musical skills.


Connor Hudson

Bachelor of Music (Popular Music)

"I have played music since I was a child. I chose to do the Pop Music course to better my musicianship, songwriting, production and also to collaborate and network with people who share the same passions and interests. The facilities available at The University of Adelaide are extremely valuable and helpful for my degree. We get 24/7 access to multiple studios and rehearsal and recording spaces. We get to work with lecturers and musicians that have excellent experience within the music industry. The knowledge I’ve gained from this degree is incredibly valuable."


Gianna Guttilla

Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)

"Prior to starting my second year of study, I was fortunate enough to have been selected to attend a study tour to London. Whilst on this study tour, we attended masterclasses and performances at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire. From partaking in this study tour, I have a different and exciting perspective on the opportunities available to me, and I came back to Adelaide with a stronger sense of motivation and determination to continue my studies."