Definition of conservatorium in English:



  • A college for the study of music.

    • ‘More than 100 vocal teachers and performers from China's leading conservatoriums of music and art institutes also participated as auditors in the programme.’
    • ‘He packed his bag and left the conservatorium for the day.’
    • ‘The journalist and author tells the tale of the first time she went into the National Herbarium at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, expecting to see something more like a conservatorium or greenhouse.’
    • ‘She excelled at music, and in August 1888 left Melbourne with her sister Lillian and her mother for Leipzig, Germany, where she studied piano at the conservatorium.’
    • ‘Entry forms are available from North Coast Camera, under the conservatorium, on the corner of Keen and Magellan Streets or via email request.’
    • ‘When the door banged open to the conservatorium, Laura shut off her dark reminiscing and swallowed the rest of her drink, feeling particularly venomous as she eyed the four olives stacked on the glass pick that rested in the empty glass.’
    • ‘With the Australian Youth Orchestra planning to conduct a workshop in Lismore in 2004-05 the conservatorium is trying to encourage as many children as possible to develop their musical skills.’
    • ‘Next year, she plans to audition for a place at NIDA and the conservatorium of music.’
    • ‘So why did they select this genre for a ride as opposed to studying jazz or Mozart at the conservatorium?’
    • ‘It's the only regional conservatorium that is a registered training provider and offers full-time courses which are Austudy approved and VETAB accredited in both Music and Dance.’
    • ‘The range of music training offered by the conservatorium requires a number of different acoustic settings.’
    • ‘In the meantime, the group is playing on Monday at midday at the jazz conservatorium at Massey.’


Mid 19th century: from German Konservatorium and modern Latin.