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Bachelor of Music (Music Performance - Classical)

Degree Type Bachelor

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

SATAC Code 344002
324063

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.

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)
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    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
    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 (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
    How to Apply
    Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Admissions Transparency Data

    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 6.5 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
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications Music Theory/Practice
    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.

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $30,500

    Scholarships

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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Accompanist, Band Musician, Music Tutor, Musician, Orchestral Musician, Entertainment Industry, Recording Artist / Musician

  • 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 exchanges are available for Bachelor of Music students:    

    > Simpson College (US)
    > University of Canterbury (NZ)
    > McGill University (Canada)
    > University of Southampton (UK)
  • Degree Structure

    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)
    MUSCLASS 1200
    Classical Performance 1A
    MUSGEN 1201
    Music Professional Development 1A
    MUSSUPST 1001
    Musicianship Fundamentals 1A
    Broadening/Music Elective MUSCLASS 1201
    Classical Performance 1B
    MUSGEN 1202
    Music Professional Development 1B
    MUSSUPST 1002
    Musicianship Fundamentals 1B
    Year 2 Broadening/Music Elective Broadening/Music Elective MUSGEN 2201
    Music Professional Development 2A
    MUSSUPST 2001
    Musicianship 2A
    Broadening/Music Elective MUSCLASS 2201
    Classical Performance 2B
    MUSGEN 2202
    Music Professional Development 2B
    MUSSUPST 2002
    Musicianship 2B
    Year 3 Broadening/Music Elective

    Level 3
    MUSCLASS 3200
    Classical Performance 3A
    MUSGEN 3201
    Music Professional Development 3A
    MUSSUPST 3001
    Musicianship 3
    Broadening/Music Elective

    Level 3
    MUSCLASS 3200
    Classical Performance 3A
    MUSGEN 3202
    Music Professional Development 3B
    MUSSUPST 3001
    Musicianship 3
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017