The minutes are made up of five hand written and typed hard cover volumes. The first meeting was held on the 24th September 1886, where a Report of the Special Musical Committee was adopted. The Report recommended inter alia that instead of a Faculty of Music, a Board, to be called \x91The Board of Musical Studies\x92 be nominated by the Council to consist of the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, and three other members to be annually appointed by the Council. The Professor, lecturers and the Dean of Music were also members. Issues raised at the meetings include the age limit for scholarships, examinations, correspondence in regard to lessons, exemptions, and concessions, and a question in regard to the Conservatorium orchestra for 1911. The minutes also discussed employee incomes and school expenditure.