Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy)
Harmonise your interests
Music education is a rewarding and invigorating area to work in. It challenges and inspires musicians all around the world.
This intensive degree combines performance studies in your specialisation with the theory, method and practice of teaching.
What will you do?
Our Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy) will advance your technical mastery as you:
- build pedagogical skills and knowledge through seminars and workshops
- undertake a significant research project on learning and teaching processes
- gain hands-on experience through teaching practise in selected schools and colleges
- perform minor and major recitals with pedagogy related content
- benefit from weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff.
Where could it take you?
You’ll graduate well prepared to pursue dual careers in music performance and education. You could play in an orchestra while running a private music studio. You might be a soloist who coaches students through masterclasses and workshops. Perhaps you’ll play chamber music as well as teaching on school and college campuses.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM076 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
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/.
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree in Music or equivalent.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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
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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Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $27,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $35,500
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 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 instrumental and vocal 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
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year 1 MUSEP 7001
Pedagogy Research Seminar IV
Pedagogy Practicum IV
Performance and Pedagogy IV A
Performance and Pedagogy IV B
Year 2 MUSEP 7005
Pedagogy Research Seminar V
Pedagogy Practicum V
Performance and Pedagogy V
Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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: Thursday, 20 Feb 2020