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Studying in Glasgow with the EMR Travel Scholarship

In late 2018, student Karina Bligh moved to Glasgow to study her Master of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, after winning financial support of the EMR Travel Scholarship from the Elder Conservatorium of Music. She created this short video as a snapshot of life studying overseas. If you’re a current student interested in applying for a scholarship, visit […]

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Woodwind Mock Orchestral Audition

On Monday 19th August, students of the Woodwind class attended a mock orchestral audition with guest Dean Newcomb, Principal Clarinet Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

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Mike Stewart Memorial Award now open

The 2019 Mike Stewart Memorial Award is now open for applications for final year students and recent graduates of the University of Adelaide Jazz Program. This award, valued at $10,000, provides an outstanding early career jazz musician with opportunities to help establish themselves as a professional musician. Previous recipients include Angus Mason, Chelsea Smart, Alexander Flood and Django Rowe. Applications […]

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Strings Flashmob!

Recently the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, directed by Head of Strings Elizabeth Layton, gave an impromptu pop-up performance at lunchtime in the Hub to an enthusiastic (if somewhat surprised) audience of university staff and students! They performed works by Holst, Respighi and Telemann, featuring 3rd year viola student Andrew Crothers. Elizabeth commented, ‘It’s really important that as musicians, we remember […]

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Jazz Camp

In January the Elder Conservatorium’s Jazz Department combined with JazzSA to hold a Jazz ‘Camp’. The camp was attended by 43 enthusiastic students aged from 12 to 53, with the average student in Year 11. The staff, led by camp director and current Head of Jazz Mark Ferguson, were all former jazz students (many are current casual staff) except for […]

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Bachelor of Music Theatre commences soon!

The very first cohort of new Music Theatre students will soon descend on the Elder Conservatorium. Within weeks, the place will be buzzing with the sounds of acting, music and dance classes. The response to the first audition round was outstanding and the fortunate students selected hail from all over Australia, with international students from the USA, Singapore and China. […]

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2018 Elder Prize Ceremony

On Friday 30 November 2018, a number of outstanding students at the Elder Conservatorium of Music were recognised for their excellence. Notably among the recipients: Philippa McAuliffe, winner of the John Perry Memorial Perpetual Fund, which assisted her to attend the “Harpmasters Pro” International Harp Academy in Switzerland. Andrew Groch, one of four winners of the Marnie Cowan Scholarship. Benjamin […]

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Double Reeds Scholarship

In memory of Rosemary Stimson, the Elder Conservatorium of Music will be offering a scholarship of $12,000 for an oboe or bassoon student beginning a music degree in 2019. Teachers include Celia Craig (Principal Oboe, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, former Principal, BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Mark Gaydon (Principal Bassoon, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra). Applications close Friday 30 November 2018 – Double Reeds […]

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