Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM076
This program develops students' skills to an advanced level in pedagogy (learning, teaching and related processes) and performance while developing a thorough understanding of their relationship. The program provides performance courses and pedagogy courses in each year. Two minor recitals with pedagogy related content are undertaken in Year 1 and a major recital and a pedagogy research project are undertaken in Year 2.
Performance is taught in weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff. Pedagogy is taught in seminars and workshops with off-campus teaching practise in selected schools and colleges.
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SATAC Code 3CM076 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree in Music or equivalent. Additional Entry RequirementsApplicants must submit a high quality DVD (or electronic file via Dropbox or Youtube) of varying and contrasting work of 25 minutes duration to the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
It should include four or more music pieces of different styles or by different composers and a letter of verification from the music teacher or qualified person confirming that the performance is a true representation of the applicant's own work.
Classical voice applicants must present works in four languages: English, French, German and Italian.
The recording must clearly state the date on which the recording was made and whether it represents a live performance, commercial release or radio broadcast.
For information regarding audition requirements, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music - https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/.SATAC Code: 3CM076
CRICOS 056484A 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
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Music or equivalent.
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.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $26,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates commence dual careers as performers in one or more specialist branches, such as solo performance, chamber music or orchestral playing and secondly as teachers able to function successfully in a wide variety of settings and circumstances. Subject to local registration or accreditation requirements, graduates may consider primary, secondary and tertiary level piano teaching in the private studio, the school and college campus, as well as various teaching modes, such as individual or small-group.
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Degree StructureThe program provides 12 units of performance courses and 12 units of pedagogy courses each year. Two minor recitals, with pedagogy related themes, are undertaken in Year 1, and a major recital is undertaken in Year 2. Individual tuition is provided each year. Pedagogy courses are taught in seminars and workshops with off-campus teaching practice in selected schools and colleges.
Academic Program Rules
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Areas of Specialisation
The program provides 12 units of performance courses and 12 units of pedagogy courses each year. Two minor recitals, with pedagogy related themes, are undertaken in Year 1, and a major recital is undertaken in Year 2. Individual tuition is undertaken each year. Pedagogy courses are taught in seminars and workshops with off-campus teaching practice in selected schools and colleges.
Example Study Plan
To complete the Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy) candidates must satisfactorily complete the following courses (48 units).
Minor Recital students receive twelve 1:1 instrumental lessons.
Indicative study plan Year 1 S1 Pedagogy Seminar IV (6 units) Pedagogy Project IV (6 units) S2 Pedagogy Recital IV (6 units) Pedagogy Practicum IV (6 units) Year 2 S1 Pedagogy Practicum V (6 units) Pedagogy Research Project (6 units) S2 Major Recital IV (12 units)
Major Recital students receive twenty four 1:1 instrumental lessons.
With permission, students can receive 18 lessons in each semester.
Assessments include recitals, written assignments and teaching practice. Students must pass Performance & Pedagogy IVb in the first year of the program in order to progress into the second year of study. If students fall within the ‘Additional Assessment’ range for Performance & Pedagogy IVb, on successful completion of the additional/replacement assessment, they will exit with the Graduate Diploma, and will not be able to continue on with the Master’s program.
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Last updated: Sunday, 1 Oct 2017