Performance Studies

Own the stage with your enhanced musical skills.

Performance studies provides students with the opportunity to concentrate on music performance and enhances technical mastery within an area of specialisation.

During your studies at The Elder Conservatorium of Music, you will develop a broad knowledge of the repertoire and advance your skills in the practice of the profession. The program focuses on traditional approaches to classical and jazz performance in addition to studies of 20th century music, and includes weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff. You will develop knowledge and unique skills in your chosen instrument and will have your own project assigned, which will demonstrate familiarity with and skills in the formulation of creative ideas and enhancement of your performance.

Established in 1883, The Elder Conservatorium of Music at The University of Adelaide is the oldest tertiary music school in Australia and one of the country’s leading music institutions.

Career options

Graduates from this program have various performance opportunities in public and private practice, and often undertake teaching in private studios.

Study Options


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