Location & Facilities
The Conservatorium is ideally located close to the main University campus in Sandy Bay and the Art campus at Hunter St. A few minutes' walk in one direction brings students and staff to the hubbub of Salamanca Place and the waterfront, and in another direction to the central business district. This central location has vitalised and enriched efforts to link music-making with the wider community.
Conservatorium Recital Hall
Situated only five minutes from the centre of Hobart and the historic Salamanca Markets, the Conservatorium Recital Hall is the ideal venue for chamber music, small ensemble concerts, recordings and broadcasts. The Recital Hall provides tiered seating for 172 patrons and is equipped with a handcrafted Stuart & Sons concert grand piano along with a Steinway D concert grand piano. Tie-lines provide access our fully integrated recording studio.
The G17 Recording Studio Area is a fully integrated layout consisting of a large control room, studio playing area, a drum room and 3 isolation booths, all with visual sightlines and tie-lines including access to the main Recital Hall. Each room has its own late model PowerMac workstation running Pro-Tools, Cubase and Logic connected to Digi-design and AVID interfaces. The studio also comes with a vast number of microphones and a mixture of digital and analogue technology.
The computer laboratory serves as a teaching space for music technology applications including Logic Pro, Sibelius, Finale and Ableton Live. The teaching workstation is enhanced with a data projector and 2.1 speaker system for presentation of all audio and visual materials, and each of the 20 student workstations includes a midi keyboard with additional midi devices including Novation: Zero SL MkII & Launchpad, Akai: MPD & APC midi controllers and Yamaha Wind Controllers on hand for use by students.
The newly refurbished research rooms for PhD students feature Power Macintosh G4 computers, telephones, internet and printing facilities, computer software for music copying and bibliography creation, private desks, filing cabinets and lockers as well as access to tea and coffee making facilities and lavatories. Located in Heathfield House, the new Honours Rooms allow for 24-hour access for the purposes of internet research, computer and printer access, personal desk-space and study areas, as well as coffee and tea-making facilities and lavatories.
The Percussion room stores all of the major percussion resources of the Conservatorium including a Musser Marimba, Korogi Marimba, Musser M55 Vibraphone, Musser M51 Xylophone, a set of Premier Timpani, many smaller percussion items as well as percussion equipment for contemporary music and Jazz.
A full serviced music library that supports the artistic and research needs of performers, composers & music educators of the Conservatorium of Music and the wider community of musicians. The Library has a view over St. David's Park, and is situated on the 5th floor of the Conservatorium building.
Lecture Theatre & Rooms
This state-of-the-art lecture space includes facilities for projection of PowerPoint presentations and other teaching of computer based units, such as introductory lectures in music technology, music copying, time-based moving image and much more. The lecture space incorporates a digital data projector and playback facilities (CD, disk, cassette, radio). A small lecture room for seminar type presentations and larger lecture room for presentations, small rehearsals, performances and exams are also available.
Each of the Conservatorium Cottages is fully self-contained and complete with bath/shower, washer and dryer, refrigerator, stove, crockery and cooking equipment, telephone and all bedding and linen. Just steps from the Conservatorium building, the location is ideal for visiting performers and scholars. After the working day, the location of the cottages allows for a short stroll through St. David's Park down to the waterfront restaurant district of Salamanca Place.