Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM076
CRICOS 056484A

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.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM076
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants 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.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM076

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 056484A
    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
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Music or equivalent.
    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
    Australian Full-fee place: $27,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $36,000

    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

    Career Readiness

    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.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Potential careers

    Musician / Singer, Music Teacher

  • Degree Structure

    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 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
    MUSEP 7002
    Pedagogy Practicum IV
    MUSEP 7003
    Performance and Pedagogy IV A
    MUSEP 7004
    Performance and Pedagogy IV B
    Year 2 MUSEP 7005
    Pedagogy Research Seminar V
    MUSEP 7006
    Pedagogy Practicum V
    MUSEP 7007
    Performance and Pedagogy V
    12 units
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates

    Assessment

    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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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019