Music at Avondale

The Conservatorium at Avondale places a strong emphasis on wholistic music education. Avondale’s music program is tailored to individual students’ needs. Music students have privileged access to 1:1 tuition with outstanding musical mentors and the opportunity to immerse themselves in solo performance, ensemble performance, musicianship, conducting, improvisation, music history, harmony, keyboard skills, ethnomusicology, music technology, Australian contemporary music and composition. All of our staff are highly experienced in a range of educational settings, and are engaged with the music industry as performing artists, musical directors, and media professionals. With small class sizes, highly qualified lecturers and visiting professional musicians, we offer students an outstanding opportunity to develop their understanding and their love for music, preparing them for a future beyond their degree –whether it be in postgraduate music study, as a music educator or as a performing musician.

Why study with us?

- Weekly one-on-one lessons
- Aural Musicianship
- Harmony and Composition
- History and Musicology
- Independent Research Elective Opportunities
- Various Ensemble Options (Including Vocal, String, Wind, Guitar, and Jazz Ensembles)
- Plus: Conducting, Improvisation Classes, Keyboard Skills, and Music Technology


Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
Major in music in Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Teaching, a 4-year double degree with career opportunities such as: specialist music teacher in primary or secondary schools, music tutor and/or lecturer.

Bachelor of Arts (Music)
Major in music in Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts, a 3-year degree with career opportunities such as: music performer, concert agent and/or manager, music tutor and/or lecturer, music critic/reviewer, music administrator, and music researcher.

Apply for Mid-Year Entry

TK Magazine: the power to think and do
Sharing and shaping ideas: that’s the purpose of TK, a new online magazine of news, reviews and perspectives, produced by Avondale University College, Signs Publishing and Manifest.


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Avondale patron’s prestigious award

An Avondale Conservatorium patron has received the Member of the Order of Australia Award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2019.

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Oratorio an act of worship

An Avondale Conservatorium performance of Joseph Haydn’s in-the-beginning oratorio should, according to the composer, inspire “adoration and worship of the Creator.” The devotee did not let a disappointing personal life destroy his exuberance in music and worship, as conservatorium director Aleta King explains.

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Giving on song

An increase in donations and a large bequest is helping Avondale continue to invest in the student experience despite a $2 million budget deficit.

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