Music Performance Ensembles

The Conservatorium offers Australia’s widest range of student ensembles. Each ensemble presents at least one concert performance each semester, which often include new work by graduate composition students. 

All students are free to explore an array of musical styles and performance experiences, including:

  • Early Music ensembles (Early Voices, Baroque Ensemble, Renaissance Dance, Recorder Ensemble)
  • Contemporary ensembles (New Music Ensemble, Big Band, Super Sax)
  • Vocal and choral ensembles (Vocal Ensemble, Conservatorium Choir, Early Voices, World Music Choir)
  • Large instrumental ensembles (The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Non-western ensembles (Gamelan, African Music and Dance, Shakuhachi and World Music Choir)
  • Instrument family ensembles (Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano Duo and Duet)

We also provide a strong chamber music program that embraces traditional chamber ensembles – including piano trios, string quartets, brass quintets and wind quintets – and also less common groupings, such as eight-hand piano, guitar quintets and vocal chamber groups.

 Visit Breadth at the Conservatorium to learn more about Performance subjects.

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