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Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (formerly the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music) is a faculty of the University of Sydney in Australia. The principal objective of the conservatorium is to prepare gifted students for a professional career in music.
A Newcastle branch was established in 1952. The NSW State Conservatorium of Music was dissolved by the Higher Education (Amalgamation) Act 1990. Control of the Sydney branch was transferred to the University of Sydney, and continues to this day as the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; control of the Newscastle branch was transferred to the University of Newcastle, and continues to this day as the Conservatorium School of Music and Drama of the Faculty of Education and Arts of the University of Newcastle.
Past directors include Dr Edgar Bainton, Sir Eugene Goossens, Sir Bernard Heinze, Joseph Post, Rex Hobcroft, John Painter, and John Hopkins. As of 2004, Professor Kim Walker is the current Dean. The model of music education across secondary, tertiary, and community sectors continues to this day.
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