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Box Hill Institute has been leading contemporary music education in Australia since 1981 offering one of the most diverse music programs in the country and delivering music education from Certificate III through to Masters Degrees. Across these qualifications, we cater for large range of disciplines and subject areas including, performance, production, composition, business, game audio, and more.

Our reputation for excellence in contemporary music is demonstrated by the success of our alumni. Some of our graduates have been nominated for or won Grammy Awards, Aria Awards, Oscars, and triple j Unearthed. Our graduates have recorded, produced, performed with or been part of world class acts such as Katy Perry, Mary J Blige,, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Dan Sultan, and Kate Ceberano.

Combined, our staff have played over 100,000 gigs in every continent, recorded or produced over 1,000 albums, and worked with thousands of artists including, Morrissey, Depeche Mode, Paul Kelly, Powderfinger, Boom Crash Opera, The Living End, and Jimmy Barnes to name a few. Our business teachers have worked with artists including Lana Del Ray, Timberlake, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Blur, Green Day, Foo Fighters, and Beyoncé.

In 2018, our new music facility will combine state of the art recording studios, a live venue, a post-production mixing studio, production suites, practice rooms, and a music business conference space where our students will create and learn in an environment shared by the industry.



Sing Sing Studios is Coming to Box Hill!

Screen Shot 2017-08-23 at 12.30.51 pmBox Hill Institute has partnered with Australia’s most famous recording studio – Sing Sing – to bring a world-class studio to Box Hill. The new studio will blend the latest in studio design with the classic gear for which Sing Sing is renowned.

Box Hill Institute Music students will have access to this fantastic new studio facility, and not only learn to use it, but to use their time at Box Hill to kick-start their careers by recording and collaborating in this creative, professional environment.

Some of the brands you will see in this new facility are SSL, NEVE, Neumann, AKG, API, Urei, Pultec and Fatso.

Artists who have recorded at Sing Sing include:

  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Kanye West
  • Elvis Costello
  • Lady Gaga
  • Powder Finger
  • Delta Goodram
  • The Avalanches
  • Mark Ronson
  • Midnight Oil
  • Meg Mac
  • Matt Corby
  • Bliss’n’Eso
  • Missy Higgins
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Paul Kelly
  • Smith Street Band
  • Kimbra
  • The Killers





Music is Elizabeth Stewart’s passion and she says that studying at Box Hill Institute was the best experience of her life. She says she chose Box Hill Institute for its diversity and reputation.

“I studied (composition) because I really, really wanted to learn how to score music for film television and multimedia. I had a background in acting and a background in music, so I combined the two together and just developed this burning passion to write music for film.”

“Within the music industry Box Hill Institute is known for its passionate teachers, its innovation and the diversity of the music studied. I had studied music briefly at another institution, but the focus was very traditional — classic and baroque — whereas at Box Hill we were given every type of music to study and compose from contemporary, to jazz as well as traditional. At Box Hill it was very practical and all round. We studied the music but we also learnt how to compose and produce which enables me to compete in this competitive industry. The Institute has also given me the business, music preparation and language skills to confidently lead and develop the music ensembles in which I perform, conduct and direct.”