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Melba Conservatorium of Music

Known for the quality of vocal students produced through its degree, diploma and certificate courses, the private Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne was established in 1901 by George William Louis Marshall-Hall after his controversial failure to be reappointed at the University of Melbourne. Opera diva Dame Nellie Melba established her Bel Canto School of Singing here, taking lessons from 1915 until her death in 1931, and the institution, known as the 'Albert Street Conservatorium' due to its location in the Victorian Artists' Society building in East Melbourne, was renamed in her honour in 1956. In 1973 the Conservatorium moved to Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, and to 45 York Street, Richmond, in 1983. It affiliated with Victoria University in 1994.

Katherine Gilmour