The Early Music Studio (EMS) provides an ideal environment for instrumental and vocal performance training and study at both undergraduate and graduate level.
Early Music students have access to one of Australia’s most extensive music libraries – the University’s Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library, possessing a rich collection of early music resources including extensive collections of original sources from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, facsimile editions, some of the most important early manuscripts, printed music and theoretical sources, as well as scholarly and performing editions and research materials. The Early Music Studio is also home to the Lyrebird Press.
The EMS houses a vast collection of early keyboards, strings, wind and brass instruments that are available for student use. Rehearsal facilities are available for seminars and small recitals and provide a base for community involvement.
Undergraduate students from other areas of the University can learn about early music through breadth studies.