Frequently asked questions

What fees do students at the Conservatorium High have to pay?

The Conservatorium High School is a public school. Fees for the Music Program range between $4,000 – $5,500 per annum. In addition, there are the usual public school charges.

What quota of students is accepted each year?

The net enrolment of the school is limited to approximately 160 students by virtue of the physical space available. There is no set annual quota. The school’s Placement Panel, mindful of the heavy demands the school makes on its students, offers places only to those who it believes have the requisite attributes and capability of doing well in the State’s only specialist music high school. From year to year, that number can vary considerably.

Does it cater only for classical music?

Repertoire from the western art-music tradition remains the standard fare for most Conservatorium High students, all of whom do the Music 2 syllabus. Students are nonetheless exposed to a variety of musical traditions and the school is in the process of strengthening its jazz programme. Prospective students whose interests are in popular music idioms exclusively would probably find themselves ill-suited to the Conservatorium High for the school does not offer the Music 1 syllabus.

What des the school’s Music Program consist of in addition to individual instrumental lessons?

The Music Program of the Conservatorium High School comprises Large Ensemble, Choir, Composition, Functional Priano, Chamber Music / Small Ensemble and Performance Workshop

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