Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324069
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.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 324069 2016 CSP ATAR 65 2016 CSP IB 24 Deferment Yes - 2 year Enquiries Ask Adelaide Assumed Knowledge Year 12 Solo Performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, plus Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Additional Entry RequirementsAll 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/).
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 324069
- Without formal qualifications?
You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 002801F Intake February and July
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
International Qualifications South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent. Assumed Knowledge Advanced practical skills relevant to chosen specialisation
Additional Entry RequirementsInternational 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.
- Without formal qualifications?
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $6,375
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $29,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Band Musician, Opera Singer, Entertainment Industry, Recording Artist / Musician, Singer, Music Tutor, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician, Musician / Singer
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 ExchangeIt 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 email@example.com 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)
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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Last updated: Friday, 2 Feb 2018