Our students undertake study across the disciplines of Performance, Composition, Musicology, Music for Film and Video Games, and Music Technology, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with staff members who are recognised as leaders in their field. Our courses aim to develop musicians of the highest calibre, with a critical understanding of the evolving role that music plays in society.
Through engagement with leading ensembles, such as the ANU Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz and Contemporary Choir, and many jazz combos, students have opportunities to develop their performance skills. Keyboard students have the opportunity to engage with instruments in the Keyboard Institute, a leading area for research.
The ANU School of Music is a gateway to advancement in music technology, with the Recording Studio offering access to cutting-edge hardware and software. The Yil Lull Recording Studio is a nation-leading resource for Indigenous musicians from around the country, run by and for First Nations people.
Students in composition work in a studio environment, and benefit from studying with composers whose music is heard around the world in concert halls, theatres, in film, and on recordings. In the area of musicology, students have the opportunity to develop a deep and sophisticated understanding of the cultural, historical, theoretical, and analytical situation of music across diverse cultures and historical periods.
Regardless of your taste in music, you will be welcome in this supportive community of students and staff.