Bachelor of Music (Music Performance - Classical)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
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.
Students in Music Performance - Classical undertake intensive professional 1:1 instrumental training, supplemented by technique and repertoire classes, performance forums, and a comprehensive range of ensemble activities including orchestral and chamber music studies.
The following instruments are offered in Music Performance - Classical:
- Classical Brass (trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, euphonium)
- Classical Keyboard (piano, organ, harpsichord)
- Classical Percussion
- Classical Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp)
- Classical Woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, recorder)
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au 2017 CSP ATAR 65 2017 CSP IB 2 Deferment Yes - 2 year Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July 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 (Music Performance- Classical) 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/
Alternative entry pathways
Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au
- 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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 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 Music Theory/Practice 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
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition fees International student place: $30,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Accompanist, Band Musician, Music Tutor, Musician, Orchestral Musician, Entertainment Industry, Recording Artist / Musician
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information and advice.
There are many universities to choose from, however specific exchanges are available for Bachelor of Music students:
> Simpson College (US)
> University of Canterbury (NZ)
> McGill University (Canada)
> University of Southampton (UK)
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year 1 ARTS 1007
The Enquiring Mind
(semester 1 or 2)
Classical Performance 1A
Music Professional Development 1A
Musicianship Fundamentals 1A
Broadening/Music Elective MUSCLASS 1201
Classical Performance 1B
Music Professional Development 1B
Musicianship Fundamentals 1B
Year 2 Broadening/Music Elective Broadening/Music Elective MUSGEN 2201
Music Professional Development 2A
Broadening/Music Elective MUSCLASS 2201
Classical Performance 2B
Music Professional Development 2B
Year 3 Broadening/Music Elective
Classical Performance 3A
Music Professional Development 3A
Classical Performance 3A
Music Professional Development 3B
Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017