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.
Our study areas
Join the Elder Conservatorium of Music and be guided through vocal expression in our classical voice program.
Fast-track your career in song writing and commercial music production.
Perfect your music and performance at the critically acclaimed Elder Conservatorium of Music.
Develop your composition skills and style at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
Expand your music education and inspire the next generation of music makers.
Creating professionals in sound engineering and music production.
Unleash your musical passion and embark on a classical performance career.
Join one of Australia’s most vibrant and innovative jazz communities at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
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.
Shake up the contemporary music industry and excel as a creative professional.
Blend all applications of contemporary technology to sound and music.
Upgrading knowledge and skills of instrumental music teachers.
Understand and influence musical learning in others.
Own the stage with your enhanced musical skills.
"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."
"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."
Foundation Studies Programs
The University of Adelaide recognises two Foundation Studies Programs with a music specialisation as entry pathways for music degrees, offered by University of Adelaide College (located in Adelaide, Australia) and Yongxian Education Group (located in Beijing, China).