Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Progression on educational integrity measures

Last week the University ran its first faculty educational integrity roadshow. Find out about the roadshows and the support available to help you with the implementation of educational integrity measures for Semester 1, 2016.

Conservatorium news

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Semester 1 parking applications are now open

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 2nd March 2015. No late applications will be accepted. If you had parking in Semester 2, 2015 this allocation will remain valid until 5th March 2016. New allocations will commence 7th March 2016.

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Request your LMS websites for 2016

Don’t leave it till the last moment, you can start requesting your LMS websites for 2016 in SEAMS now! When you have prepared your site, you can then submit it for activation A2A.

If you need any guidance with this process come see Stewart in the Faculty support office (Rm 2151) or else email, or phone 93511441.  

Announcements and notices

Slides from Annual Research Day 2015

Slides developed for SCM Research Development Day, 27 February 2015, covering the following topics: * Overview of SCM research support; * New initiatives for 2015 (including Professional Practice, new requirements for research reporting); * The art of the research statement; * The new publishing landscape (open access, recognising predatory journals, and more); * SCM Higher Degree Research overview (Kathleen Nelson).

Student Musician Requests

The Conservatorium currently receives a high volume of requests for student musicians. Kate Drain is the contact who coordinates these requests, so kindly forward details, along with the requestor’s contact information, to Kate and she will advertise the request to the students.  

Visas and visitors

For every guest invited to SCM, paid or unpaid, an online form captures any preliminary information about the arrangement, ideally at least one month in advance. Faculty professional staff then proceed with logistical and artistic support as required. Here is the link to access the online form.


Every non-Australian visitor requires the appropriate visa for the activities they perform at the Con, whether paid or unpaid. Visitors must consult their Embassy for visa advice, and the University, as employer, must have a copy of every visitor’s visa before any activities commence.  


It is mandatory for all staff to advise Heggy at least one month in advance of intent to engage a visitor. She will then liaise with your visitor and guide them through the process. 


Guest Lecturers and Performers Guidelines



Important dates

23 Feb

Learning & Teaching Day

Learning and Teaching Day will be taking place on Tuesday 23 February in Recital Hall East.

Attendance at this is mandatory for all FT/PT staff as part of Administration requirements for our workload. Casual staff will be paid for their attendance, including at Unit Meetings.

The program is as follows:

9.30am Academic Honesty – important new provisions and procedures for all staff and students at USyd – Prof. Matthew Hindson, Dr. Rachel Campbell & Stewart Nestel

11.00am Morning Tea (provided)

11.20am The new L&T Policy – Assoc. Prof. Peter McCallum

12.10pm Copyright - Kate Stanton & Brett McCarthy

1pm Lunch (provided)

2pm to 4pm Unit Meetings (if organized by Chairs of Units)

31 Mar

Jonathan Blakeman National Composition Prize

The Jonathan Blakeman National Composition Prize will encourage and reward music composition at the highest standard nationwide, it will be offered every two years. Applicants are to submit a 12-15 minute piece for Australia Ensemble instrumentation using at least three players. The prize has no age limit and will be open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. The finalists will be shortlisted and invited to participate and share their piece in an Australia Ensemble workshop mid-way throughout 2016. The workshops are presented by leading composers and musicologists and held several times a year. The winner will have the privilege of performing their piece at an evening Australia Ensemble Concert in the subscription series in 2017

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