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Single Studies

Tailored towards advanced instrumentalists and vocalists, the Single Studies program offers the opportunity to study at the Conservatorium on a one-to-one basis, outside the framework of tertiary degree study. Upon recommendation of the teacher, students have the opportunity to participate in ensembles run by the Conservatorium including the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Big Band (Jazz), Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble, or any of the choirs.

There will be 12 60-minute lessons during the University semester and lesson times are negotiated between the student and their teacher.

A small, limited number of scholarships may be available to the most promising students each year. Scholarships vary in value and are awarded on the basis of audition and at the discretion of the Director.

One of the many advantages to enrolling in the Single Studies program is access to the Elder Music Library. Library cards can be organised through the Conservatorium Office.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements include:

  • Priority will be given to those studying at year 11 and 12 secondary school level, with a high likelihood of studying at the Conservatorium at the completion of their SACE.
  • Be a student of a rare instrument or priority area of study that can directly contribute to the Conservatorium. Priority instruments include: organ, violin, viola, cello, double bass.
  • Be an exceptional young student with entry approved at the discretion of the Director.
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How can I apply?

Please submit a completed application form either by email ( or by mail (post to the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, SA, 5005).

The program is open to domestic and international applicants.

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