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Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324069

CRICOS 002801F

The Bachelor of Music provides the intensive professional training required for employment in today’s music industry. It provides a challenging and stimulating learning environment that nurtures highly skilled, flexible and industry-ready graduates.

The Elder Conservatorium’s classical vocal school is a lively community where students enjoy a stimulating collegial environment and teaching of the highest calibre. The staff of the Classical Voice teaching team has a wealth of experience as international performers and teachers, as well as advanced language skills and a broad knowledge of the vocal repertoire.

Classical Voice students receive 1:1 tuition as well as classes in specialist vocal areas of study such as language instruction (Italian, German and French), stagecraft and theatre skills.

The Elder Conservatorium has an outstanding choral tradition, providing Classical Voice students with extensive ensemble skills and experience. The Conservatorium also collaborates with the State Opera of South Australia enabling all Classical Voice students to participate in operatic and music theatre productions on an annual basis. This collaboration builds on the Conservatorium’s tradition of presenting fully staged productions.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 324069
    2016 CSP ATAR 65
    2016 CSP IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Yes
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    Selection Criteria
    Assumed Knowledge Year 12 Solo Performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, plus Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    All Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to attend an audition/interview.

    The audition/interview will assess each applicant's current skill level and potential for future studies and offers will be made on the basis of the audition/interview score, academic achievement and the Musicianship test. The Musicianship test aims to assess the applicant's general level of musicianship, which involves the ability to identify and recognise musical concepts within aural, written and theoretical contexts.

    To apply for an audition/interview and for details regarding audition rounds, Musicianship test and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/

    The test comprises:
    > aural questions covering rhythm, tonality, melody and harmony > score interpretation questions about a given short piano extract > theoretical questions such as keys, major and minor scales, intervals and chords.

    For details regarding the audition rounds and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music (https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/apply/auditions/).


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    SATAC Code: 324069

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 002801F
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent. 
    Assumed Knowledge Advanced practical skills relevant to chosen specialisation
    Additional Entry Requirements
    International students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to submit a recorded audition. Auditions must address the criteria specific to the applicant's instrument/area of study. For information regarding audition requirements, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/

    Applicants who are living in Adelaide may be asked to attend an in-person audition, off-shore auditions may be available in selected locations.

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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,375

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    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $29,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Band Musician, Opera Singer, Entertainment Industry, Recording Artist / Musician, Singer, Music Tutor, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician, Musician / Singer

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Study Abroad and Exchange

    It is recommended that you take any global study in year 2 of your degree. If you are studying a language (at beginners’ level) as a major or minor, it is recommended you take your global study in year 3 of your degree. Contact arts@adelaide.edu.au to receive further information and advice.

    There are many universities to choose from, however specific exhanges are available for Bachelor of Music students:
        
    > Simpson College (US)
    > University of Canterbury (NZ)
    > McGill University (Canada)
    > University of Southampton (UK)


  • Degree Structure

    Classical Voice students receive 1:1 vocal tuition as well as instruction in the three major languages necessary for classical singers – Italian, German and French. Students also undertake classes in sight-singing and specialised aural training for singers, English diction, basic grammatical structure, stagecraft and theatre skills, choral direction and use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Singers also participate in the Conservatorium's choral activities and opera productions.

    Academic Program Rules

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    Example Study Plan

    Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017

 

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