The Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne is Australia’s premier music research institution. It has achieved an AA research ranking over a number of years, and consistently attracts the largest number of postgraduate students of any music school in Australia. The Conservatorium also has a very strong track recording in attracting ARC competitive grant funding.
- Music Therapy and Music Psychology and Education.
I have advised students from this school and was impressed with the quality of their education and the inventiveness of their research. The work of this Melbourne Conservatorium is a jewel in the crown of Australian music.'
(Prof Annegret Fauser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
The Melbourne Conservatorium is also involved in, or home to, several units dedicated to researching various aspects of music.
The Music, Mind & Wellbeing initiative (MMW) links neuroscience with music and social wellbeing through a unique set of collaborations spanning music, science, health, education, and industry.
NaMTRU aims to promote research into all aspects of music therapy and to provide a research milieu in which graduate students can be supported and inspired to conduct research studies in music therapy.
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is the home of a number of important research projects, many funded by the Australian Research Council, the NH&MRC and other funding bodies.
- musicology research projects
- ethnomusicology research projects
- music therapy research projects
- music, science and education research projects
The Conservatorium of Music's graduate program attracts over a large number of graduate students each year from across Australia and internationally. We offer a wide range of graduate coursework and higher degree programs.
Scholarships and Awards
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is the most richly endowed music school in Australia, and graduate students can apply for a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards.
A number of successful publishing ventures, including the musicological journals Context and Australasian Music Research (AMR), and the Lyrebird Press, are based in the Conservatorium.