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Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) — formerly the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music, and known by the moniker "The Con" — is the music school of the University of Sydney. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in Australia, founded in 1915 by Belgian conductor and violinist Henri Verbrugghen.

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Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, as viewed from the Royal Botanic Gardens
Other name
The Con
Former name
New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music
TypePublic university college
Established1915; 109 years ago (1915)
Parent institution
University of Sydney
Academic affiliation
Head of School and DeanAnna Reid
Location, ,

33°51′48″S 151°12′52″E
Building details
The facade of the Greenway-designed building
Sydney Conservatorium of Music is located in Sydney
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Former namesStables for the First Government House
General information
Architectural styleGothic Picturesque
Construction started9 August 1817 (1817-08-09)
ClientColonial Governor
Design and construction
Renovating team
Architect(s)Chris Johnson anor
Renovating firmNSW Government Architect with Daryl Jackson, Robin Dyke and Robert Tanner
Official nameConservatorium of Music; Government House Stables; Governor's Stables
TypeState heritage (built)
Criteriaa., b., c., d., e., f., g.
Designated14 January 2011
Reference no.1849
CategoryGovernment and Administration

The heritage-listed main building of the Conservatorium — the Greenway Building — is located within the Royal Botanic Gardens on Macquarie Street on the eastern fringe of the Sydney central business district. It also has teaching at the main campus of the University in Camperdown/Darlington, at the Seymour Centre and eventually the Footbridge Theatre.

The Greenway Building is also home to the community-based Conservatorium Open Academy and the Conservatorium High School. In addition to its secondary, undergraduate, post-graduate and community education teaching and learning functions, the Conservatorium undertakes research in various fields of music. The Building was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 14 January 2011.[1]

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