NSW Conservatorium of Music Education Programs

Music education for NSW students

Telephone02 7814 2853


Industry service providers

The list of service providers is for information only and does not include all organisations that may provide useful services to conservatoriums. This list does not imply endorsement by the NSW Department of Education. 

Australia Council for the Arts

T: 02 9215 9000
Toll-free: 1800 226 912
W: australiacouncil.gov.au

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. The Australia Council supports Australia's arts through funding, strengthening and developing the arts sector. The Australia Council collaborates to build new audiences, foster philanthropic support and deepen their understanding of the arts through research. Each year, the Australia Council delivers more than $200 million in funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country. 

Australian Music Centre

T: 02 9247 4677
Freecall: 1300 651 834
W: australianmusiccentre.com.au

The Australian Music Centre (AMC) is a national service organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of both the art form of music and the creators and performers of contemporary classical, improvised jazz, experimental music and sound art in Australia.

The AMC represents Australian composers and sound artists, manages development programs for emerging composers, publishes books and sheet music and has an extensive library collection. 

Band Association of NSW

T: 02 9521 8188
W: bandnsw.com

The Band Association of NSW is the peak organising body for community and school brass and wind bands in NSW. It organises the state band, solo and party championships as well as providing access to a library service, workshops and various band development tools and networking opportunities through its regional sub committees and branches.

Destination NSW

T: 02 8114 2400
W: destinationnsw.com.au

Destination NSW is a statutory authority established by the NSW Government to devise and implement strategies to grow the visitor economy, with particular focus on tourism and events.

Its role includes marketing NSW as one of the world's premier tourism and major events destinations and securing major sporting and cultural events; developing and delivering initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the state; and to achieve the NSW Government's goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure within the state's visitor economy by 2020.

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

T: 1300 656 512
W: meaa.org

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) is the union and professional organisation which covers everyone in the media, entertainment, sports and arts industries.

Musica Viva

T: 02 8394 6666
E: contact@musicaviva.com.au
W: musicaviva.com.au

Musica Viva sees a future for Australia in a world shaped by creativity and imagination, in which music plays an essential inspirational role. They are committed to life-long engagement with music through concerts and education, for people of all cultures, including Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Musica Viva seeks to be the leading organisation in the world for connecting audiences and ensemble music, inspiring personal fulfilment and cultural vibrancy.


T: 02 9281 1600
W: musicnsw.com

MusicNSW represents, promotes and develops the contemporary music industry in NSW through advocacy and representation.

Office for the Arts

W: arts.gov.au

The Office for the Arts (OFTA) is the Australian Government's arts and culture policy and funding body. It develops and administers programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support for cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture. OFTA provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organisations and individual artists through a range of programs.

Opera Australia

T: 02 9699 1099
W: opera.org.au

Opera Australia is Australia's national opera company, presenting more than 700 performances and playing to more than half a million people each year. Opera Australia performs the world's best loved operas under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and at Arts Centre Melbourne, as well as in school halls and outback towns, on Sydney Harbour and the Gold Coast beach. Its performances are broadcast in cinemas, on national television and ABC radio.

Opera Australia also presents lavish musicals and concerts around the country that bring exciting international talent to the Australian stage, and supports the careers of hundreds of Australian singers, musicians and artisans.

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

T: 02 9699 1099
E: aobo@opera.org.au

W: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

In a typical year, the Sydney-based Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra will give some 175 performances of more than a dozen operas, and more than 80 performances of four ballets.

The orchestra will work with a dozen different conductors and perform repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Berg. It also appears in gala concerts and special events such as Mazda Opera in the Domain and the New Year's Eve Gala Concert, both in Sydney.

Regional Arts Development Officers

W: regionalartsnsw.com.au/networks

The Regional Arts Network services over 100 local government areas covering more than 662,000 square kilometres.

Regional Arts NSW

T: 02 9270 2500
W: regionalartsnsw.com.au

Regional Arts NSW is the peak body for regional arts activity in NSW. Based in Sydney, it provides a range of services and represents a state wide network of regional arts boards.

Regional Arts NSW assists arts and community organisations and local arts councils in regional NSW with funding for arts and cultural projects. See the grants section of the Regional Arts NSW website for a full list of grant programs.

Sydney Opera House

T: 02 9250 7111
E: infodesk@sydneyoperahouse.com
W: sydneyoperahouse.com

The Sydney Opera House continues the legacy of Utzon's creative genius by creating, producing and presenting the most acclaimed, imaginative and engaging performing arts experiences from Australia and around the world: onsite, offsite and online.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

T: 02 8215 4600
E: info@sydneysymphony.com
W: sydneysymphony.com

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is a source for the most exciting, enriching, entertaining musical experience in Sydney, New South Wales, and beyond – advancing orchestral music and engaging and educating audiences from all walks of life.

The Arts Unit (NSW Department of Education)

T: 02 8512 1100
W: artsunit.nsw.edu.au

The Arts Unit provides a state wide infrastructure for arts education. It delivers programs in dance, drama, music, visual arts, debating, public speaking, reading, spelling and special events. Its priorities are:

  • creating learning experiences that complement and extend local school and network programs 
  • building capacity to deliver arts education through targeted teacher professional learning
  • providing high profile performance, exhibition and competition opportunities.