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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is designed to extend candidates' technical mastery of their instrument or voice while deepening their knowledge of repertoire and performance practice. This program may be taken in any of the Conservatorium's instrumental areas, including orchestral and solo instruments, early music and jazz.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Music Studies (Performance) reach the levels of excellence demanded by the music profession, and are prepared for careers as performing soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral/ensemble players.

Which department am I in?

Sydney Conservatorium of Music



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $37,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2020


Sydney Conservatorium of Music campus

1 Conservatorium Road,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 73 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 534 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities