Audition Requirements By Program

Once you have applied via SATAC, you will need to prepare for your audition.

Find below the requirements for each audition. Please note all successful undergraduate applicants undertaking an audition/interview must sit the musicianship test (Diploma programs are excluded from this requirement).

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  • Bachelor of Music Theatre

    Head of Music Theatre: George Torbay
    Teaching staff:
    Dance: Rosanna Commisso, Zoë Komazec, Lily Scott, Sarah Williams
    Acting/Voice: Dr Terence Crawford, Nicholas Curnow, Jennifer Innes, Dr Tiffany Knight, Dale March
    Music: Martin Cheney, Roseanne Hosking, Stella Panozzo, Tania Savelli, Paul Sinkinson, Jennifer Trijo, George Torbay, Pat Wilson
    Musicianship: Dr Jesse Budel
    Stage Combat: Ruth Fallon, Nino Pilla

    All applicants for the Bachelor of Music Theatre (ECMT) MUST attend a live audition - see Audition Rounds for locations and dates.

    You may select your preferred location when completing your application.

    The audition is divided into two parts.


    Part 1

    Singing: You should present two songs from music theatre. These should:

    • be contrasting – one of the songs should have been written before 1965 and the other contemporary
    • last no longer than two minutes each
    • not be accompanied by a backing track
    • be performed from memory

    Both songs must be performed with piano accompaniment. An accompanist is provided for you, but you are also welcome to use your own. If you wish to use the University of Adelaide’s accompanist you must provide sheet music in the keys in which the songs are to be performed.

    Acting: You should prepare two acting monologues. These should:

    • be contrasting – one must be modern (after 1960)
    • last no longer than two minutes each
    • only be from published plays
    • not be extracts from poems or novels

    Your spoken voice will be considered during the performance of your acting pieces.

    Interview: You will be asked about your application, a little about yourself, your training and why you wish to study at ECMT.

    The initial audition will take 10-15 minutes. You should arrive, warmed up, 15-20 minutes early. Depending on this first part of the audition, you may be asked to return for Part 2 either later the same day (Perth, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne) or a following day (Adelaide).


    Part 2

    Dance: Following a short warm-up, you will be taken through some short technical exercises and taught a short routine. You will present this to the panel. Please wear appropriate dance clothing and footwear. Avoid wearing baggy clothing, as it is important for us to be able to see the form of your body and your work. No dance experience is required for entry.

    Improvisation: Following the dance call, you will take part in an acting improvisation session.

    Q&A: Following the improvisation session, you will have an opportunity to speak with the Head of Music Theatre and current students.

    Photo & CV Submission

    At your audition, you should be prepared to submit a current photograph and CV.

    Your CV should include:

    • details of any current training – singing, dance or acting training and teachers
    • recent practical examinations
    • previous tertiary study if any (include an academic transcript)
    • personal statement
    • your contact details

    Registration Fee

    This year there will be NO AUDITION REGISTRATION FEE, giving more people the opportunity to apply. We acknowledge that these are challenging times, and we want to include everyone who wishes to apply. We also want to break down some barriers so talented individuals all around Australia feel represented, welcomed and supported. 

    Please note that the SATAC application fee is still payable, this is a separate process.


    Recorded Submissions

    Overseas applicants may audition for Music Theatre by submitting a high-quality video recording via an online file-sharing service such as DropBox or via YouTube. Please include your audition video links when you submit your international application.

    Recordings should be no older than 3 months from the date of submission, and must include:

    • Applicant's full name and SATAC application/reference number
    • A letter of verification (preferably from a teacher) stating that the recording is a true representation of the applicant's performance/work

    We are currently accepting recorded submissions from domestic applicants outside of South Australia. Applicants may submit recorded auditions via an online file-sharing service (DropBox or YouTube) then email links to auditions@adelaide.edu.au. Be sure to follow the audition registration steps online.

    We understand that during the lockdown period applicants may not have had access to the tuition that they would have had in other conditions or have had to cope with significant disruptions to their preparation. These circumstances have been taken into consideration. We have therefore put in place an audition process to ensure the health and safety of all our applicants outside of South Australia, and a 2-phase process to ensure that no applicant will be disadvantaged because of this.

    Part 1 requires you to submit an audition video. This should include:

    • Introduction: Introduce yourself. Tell us a little about who you are and what brought you to this moment.
    • Singing: You should present two songs from music theatre. These should:
      • be contrasting – one of the songs should have been written before 1965 and the other contemporary
      • last no longer than two minutes each
      • not be accompanied by a backing track
      • be performed from memory

    Both songs must be performed with piano accompaniment.

    • Acting: You should prepare two acting monologues. These should:
      • be contrasting – one must be modern (after 1960)
      • last no longer than two minutes each
      • only be from published plays
      • not be extracts from poems or novels

    Your spoken voice will be considered during the performance of your acting pieces.

    • Dance: You should present a short dance of at least 1-2 minutes that shows us what you can do.

    It is important that sound and video quality of the DVD is high so the panel can assess your presentation. The room needs to be well lit and we should be able to see you clearly. Avoid wearing baggy clothing, as it is important for us to be able to see the form of your body.

    Photo and CV submission

    For your audition you should be prepared to submit a current photograph and CV.

    Your CV should include:

    • details of any current training - singing, dance or acting training and teachers
    • recent practical examinations
    • previous tertiary study if any (included an academic transcript)
    • personal statement
    • your contact details

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test at the appropriate time, details will be provided after the main round of auditions.

    Part 2 for applicants who are short-listed from outside of South Australia will consist of a Zoom interview. This will be our chance to get to know you and find out even more about your training and why you wish to study at ECMT.

    Prepare for your audition - the guide

  • Bachelor of Music - Classical Voice

    Audition duration = 15 minutes
    Pieces performed:
     applicants are required to prepare three contrasting works. Songs should include a variety of styles such as early Italian, a classical arrangement of a folk song or spiritual, an Art song (a classically composed song in any language) or up to one song from a musical.

    Sight-reading: applicants are expected to be able to sight sing at Grade 4 AMEB level (domestic students only)

    Aural test: some very basic aural tests may be conducted during the audition.

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). Applicants prepare the same requirements as they would in person, but without the sight reading and aural test. 

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test
     

  • Bachelor of Music - Classical Music Performance

    Brass: French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium
    Audition duration = 15 minutes

    Pieces performed: Applicants are required to prepare three contrasting pieces showing musicianship, technical facility and current musical achievement.

    What is the audition panel looking for? Good tonal quality, clear articulation, precise rhythm and accurate intonation.

    Sight-reading: This may be tested along with technical work such as scales and arpeggios.

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). Applicants prepare the same requirements as they would in person, but without the sight reading. 

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test.

    Keyboard
    Audition duration = 15 minutes

    Pieces Performed: The applicant should prepare three contrasting and stylistically varied pieces chosen from the mainstream classical keyboard repertoire. The program must include a study or piece of a technical nature, as well as a polyphonic piece (e.g. Bach, Shostakovich, Hindemith).

    Scales: Familiarity with scales and arpeggios will be expected.

    Sight-reading: Applicants will be given one minute to prepare a short piece of sight-reading (domestic applicants only).

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). Applicants prepare the same requirements as they would in person, but without the sight reading. 

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test.

    Percussion
    Audition duration = 15 minutes

    Pieces Performed:
     Applicants are required to prepare three contrasting works selected from the following percussion categories. Applicants must include at least one work from each category.

    • Group 1: vibraphone, xylophone, marimba
    • Group 2: timpani, snare drum, multi-percussion

    Technical Work: It is expected that applicants will play any major or minor scale/arpeggio, one or two octaves. Basic snare drum rudiments will be required (domestic students only).

    Sight-reading: Applicants will be given one minute to prepare an 8–10 bar piece of sight-reading (domestic students only).

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). Applicants prepare the same requirements as they would in person, but without the sight reading. 

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test.

    Strings: Violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar, harp
    Audition duration = 15 minutes

    Pieces Performed: Applicants are required to prepare three contrasting pieces showing musicianship, technical facility and current musical achievement.

    What is the audition panel looking for? Good tonal quality, clear articulation, precise rhythm and accurate intonation.

    Technical work and sight-reading: Applicants may be tested on scales, arpeggios and sight-reading skills.

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). Applicants prepare the same requirements as they would in person, but without the sight reading. 

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test.

    Woodwind: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, recorder
    Audition duration = 15 minutes

    Pieces Performed: Applicants are required to prepare three contrasting pieces from different periods/styles. They do not need to play a complete sonata but can choose one movement.

    Technical work: It is expected that applicants will play any 3 major scales, 3 harmonic minor scales, 3 melodic minor scales plus arpeggios, chromatic scales starting on any note, whole tone scales on C and C sharp (domestic students only).

    Sight-reading: Applicants will be given one minute to prepare an 8–10 bar piece of sight-reading (domestic students only).

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). Applicants prepare the same requirements as they would in person, but without the sight reading. 

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test.

  • Bachelor of Music - Jazz Performance

    Bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, voice, flute, violin
    Audition duration = 15 minutes

    Pieces Performed:
     Applicants are required to prepare three contrasting pieces, typically blues, Latin and swing standards.

    Scales: All (12 keys) major scales and at least two types of minor scales are expected.

    Sight-reading: Applicants may be asked to read chords and melody lines for their instrument within a big band chart.

    Chord Chart Reading: Play/improvise from a simple chord chart.

    Accompanist / Rhythm Section: it is preferable for applicants to bring rhythm section players to the audition, or drum applicants to audition with a band, thereby giving the panel an opportunity to evaluate the applicant’s interaction with other musicians. However, if this is not possible, CD backing tracks are acceptable.

    Equipment: Music stands, a vocal PA and mic, bass amplifier, guitar amplifier and drum kit with cymbals are provided in the audition venue. Drummers should bring their own sticks. Please note that the warm-up rooms only have an amplifier.

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). 
    Applicants are required to prepare three contrasting pieces, typically blues, Latin and swing standards

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test

  • Bachelor of Music - Music Education and Pedagogy

    Audition duration = 15 minutes

    • A short demonstration of the student's practical skills on their instrument or voice. This will involve playing or singing a minimum of three contrasting pieces or songs.
    • A demonstration of the student's ability to read music (sight reading or 'quick learning' as relevant). This may take the form of (a) a prepared reading exercise where the student is given a short musical except and then given 15 minutes before the audition to prepare or (b) some other music reading task that gives the student an opportunity to demonstrate their music reading skills.
    • A short interview to allow the students to talk about their musical background.
    • Applicants will also be required to sit the online musicianship test at the appropriate time.

    The principal aim of the audition is to ascertain the applicant's level of music literacy and practical musical skills. The audition will indicate whether or not the student has the musical background (including practical ability on an instrument or Classical Voice) to successfully complete the Performance courses with the BMus (Music Education & Pedagogy).

    Any applicant who wishes to be considered for both the
    Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Education and Pedagogy (ie Flute) AND the
    Bachelor of Music with a major in Classical Performance (ie Flute)
    would need to do two separate auditions - one for the Classical performance and one of the Music Education and Pedagogy.

    Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the following Programs:

    • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Music
    • Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Music

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). Applicants will need to provide three contrasting pieces or songs and will be required to undergo an interview (via zoom).  

  • Bachelor of Music - Sonic Arts

    Application session: Applicants will attend an application session (duration 45 minutes) where they will be provided with information about the program, complete an online survey and have an opportunity to ask questions.

    Survey: The survey will ask a range of questions about their education, musical and technological background and knowledge, creative and professional interests. It will also contain a section to upload ‘Creative Works’ and a ‘Resume’ (see below).

    What is the panel looking for? A range of skills and interests in the area of music making and performance, music technology, arts, maths, science, general technology or related areas. In particular, applicants should have an interest for working with sound and technology creatively, and be ‘open minded’.

    Additional items to bring to the application session: 

    Creative works: Applicants should bring three 90 second examples of their work on a USB stick or disk to submit as digital files at the interview. The work can include songs, compositions, electronic tracks, sound tracks, sound designs, studio or live recordings, solo / band performances, sound from software they have created, sound asset libraries, etc. Variety of style, genre or type is recommended where possible and the examples should represent the most illustrative part of the work. The works can be either audio eg MP3 or video with audio eg MOV.

    Resume: Applicants should bring a recent resume to submit as a PDF at the interview. Ideally the resume will provide information aside from their music and sound education and activity. For example, the resume should include the following: education, interests and hobbies, employment, personal statement about themselves, any referees or references etc.

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through your folio if you are attending a live interview, bring it with you on the day). Applicants must submit a collection of works that includes original compositions and/or recorded or produced songs and/or instrumental performance. The folio should demonstrate musicianship and technical ability in music technology. Applicants should submit a CV with their recording.

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test

  • Bachelor of Music - Music Composition

    Interview duration = 15 minutes
    Folio:
     Applicants should bring copies of several of their original scores (normally three) that enable the panel to understand their current style and handling of compositional techniques. If compositions are short, miniature pieces, applicants may wish to bring more than three. These scores should be brought to the interview, not sent prior to that time. Scores may be neatly written or computer generated (there is no preference for the latter), but they must be photocopies and not originals as the panel will retain them after the audition.

    What will applicants be asked about? Applicants will be invited to speak about the character of their compositions and the techniques through which their musical ideas are expressed. Applicants will be asked general questions about things such as their knowledge of the musical repertory as well as the composers, experiences and musical works that have influenced them.

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through your folio if you are attending a live interview, bring it with you on the day). Applicants must present a folio of three or more recently completed original compositions for different instruments / ensembles. These compositions should demonstrate the applicants current understanding of style and compositional techniques. Copies of scores should accompany the submission and may be neatly written or computer generated.

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test

  • Bachelor of Music - Musicology

    Interview duration = 15 minutes

    The panel is looking for students with a passion for learning about music in its many forms, histories and cultural contexts. Interest and skill in written and spoken expression should be demonstrated. Experience/skill in musical performance is not required but ability to read music is expected.  

    Applicants should bring along a sample essay or other writing which provides a good example of their written communication. This can be on any topic - it does not need to be about music.

    Recorded submissions (interstate and international applicants only, do not send through any files if you are attending a live audition). Applicants prepare the same requirements as they would in person, in addition to examples of their writing. The interview will be conducted via zoom. 

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online Musicianship test.

  • Bachelor of Music - Popular Music

  • Bachelor of Music - Advanced

    The audition requirements for the Bachelor of Music - Advanced are the same as the Bachelor of Music, please see Bachelor of Music for requirements.

  • Bachelor of Teaching with a Bachelor of Music

    Applicants for these programs will need to indicate as part of their application for audition... (a) what their instrument is, and (b) which of the following areas they would like to undertake their Music Education & Pedagogy performance studies in. options available are: Popular Music, Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, Sonic Arts, and Classical Voice. These are not 'majors', just areas of practical study for your instrument or voice.

    Audition duration: 15 minutes

    • A short demonstration of the student's practical skills on their instrument or voice. This will involve playing or singing a minimum of three contrasting pieces or songs.
    • A demonstration of the student's ability to read music (sight reading or 'quick learning' as relevant). This may take the form of (a) a prepared reading exercise where the student is given a short musical excerpt and then given 15 minutes before the audition to prepare or (b) some other music reading task that gives the student an opportunity to demonstrate their music reading skills.
    • A short interview to allow the students to talk about their musical background.

    The principal aim of the audition is to ascertain the applicant's level of music literacy and practice musical skills. The audition will indicate whether or not the student has the musical background (including practical ability on an instrument or Classical Voice) to successfully complete the Performance courses with the BMus (Music Education & Pedagogy).

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online musicianship test at the appropriate time.

  • Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts with Music Teaching major

    Audition duration: 15 minutes

    • A short demonstration of the student's practical skills on their instrument or voice. This will involve playing or singing  a minimum of two contrasting pieces or songs.
    • A demonstration of the student's ability to read music. This may take the form of (a) a prepared reading exercise where the student is given a short musical excerpt and then given 15 minutes before the audition to prepare or (b) some other music reading task that gives the student an opportunity to demonstrate their music reading skills.
    • A short interview to allow the students to talk about their musical background.

    The principal aim of the audition is to ascertain the applicant's level of music literacy and practical musical skills. The audition will indicate whether or not the student has the musical background to successfully complete the minors required courses.

    Applicants will also be required to sit the online musicianship test at the appropriate time.

Honours

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  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program of classical vocal repertoire which:

    • Includes music composed in the period from the 18th century to the 21st century inclusive (including a minimum of one piece composed in the 20/21st century and performed in original language).
    • Displays competence in four languages (English, Italian, German & French).
    • Shows a good understanding of most of the following styles and genres: ‘Early Music’, Oratorio, Opera, Lieder, French mélodie and Art song.

    Consideration will be given to presentation and musicianship as manifested in the performances. The candidate must demonstrate technical skills and a level of musical maturity at a level equivalent to successful completion of a three year performance degree.

  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Music Composition)

    Applicants must submit a portfolio of 3-4 recent works that demonstrates experience in working with a variety of forms and media, such as (but not limited to) orchestral forces, chamber ensemble, and/or vocal setting of text. The portfolio must include a fully notated score of each work, with at least one work for large forces (e.g. orchestra) and at least one showing the development of musical material over an extended time span (approx. 10-15 minutes in duration).

    Interview duration = 25 minutes

  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Music Performance – Classical)

    Brass

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes ONE of the following options:

    • 25 minutes of advanced solo repertoire, with accompaniment
    • 10 minutes unaccompanied orchestral excerpts and a 15 minute 'orchestral audition' concerto with accompaniment
    • 10-15 minutes of Chamber Music (with accompanying artists) and 10-15 minutes of advanced solo repertoire, with accompaniment.

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree.

    Keyboard

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes:

    • A polyphonic work (Bach or Shostakovich).
    • A movement or movements from a sonata, or major extended work from the repertoire
    • An etude or piece of a specifically technical nature.

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree.

    Percussion

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes:

    • Advanced solo repertoire displaying skills in the areas of tuned and untuned percussion.
    • 10 minutes unaccompanied orchestral excerpts and a 15 minute 'orchestral audition' concerto displaying skills in the area of tuned and untuned percussion
    • 10-15minutes of Chamber Music (with accompanying artists) and 10 - 15minutes of advanced solo repertoire displaying skills in tuned and untuned percussion.

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree

    Strings

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes a work from each of the following three categories:

    • One movement from a Solo Sonatas or Partita by JS Bach
    • First movement of a major 19th or 20th Century concerto with cadenza
    • Virtuoso showpiece

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree.

    Woodwind

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes a work from each of the following three categories:

    • One movement from a baroque work
    • Either one movement from the Mozart Concerto in D or G Concerto OR one movement from a major 19th or 20th Century Concerto
    • Virtuoso showpiece

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree.

  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Music Performance – Jazz)

    Applicants must present a 25 minute program demonstrating an ability to play in an ensemble environment including a broad range of jazz styles showing accompanying and solo ability.

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate jazz performance degree.

  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Musicology)

    Applicants should submit an example of a research essay of approx. 3000-5000 words on a music-related topic.

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate degree.

  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Popular Music & Creative Technologies)

  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts)

    Applicants must submit a recorded portfolio of work of approximately 20 minutes duration demonstrating an advanced level of skill in one or more of the following areas:

    • Composition using electronic or electro-acoustic media
    • Sound design, computer programming for sound/music
    • Live electronic/electro-acoustic music performance
    • Hardware/ software development
    • Audio recording/production

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate music degree.

    Interview duration = 25 minutes

Postgraduate

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  • Classical Performance: Brass (french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium)

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes ONE of the following options:

    • 25 minutes of advanced solo repertoire, with accompaniment
    • 10 minutes unaccompanied orchestral excerpts and a 15 minute 'orchestral audition' concerto with accompaniment
    • 10-15minutes of Chamber Music (with accompanying artists) and 10-15 minutes of advanced solo repertoire, with accompaniment.

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree.

  • Classical Performance: Conducting

    Applicants should present a 15 minute program which includes two contrasting pieces, may be with an orchestra or ensemble, or, should that not be possible, with two pianos playing an orchestral reduction. Applicants will be given the opportunity to do a live audition or submit a video recording of their conducting.

  • Classical Performance: Keyboard (piano, organ, harpsichord)

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes:

    • A polyphonic work (Bach or Shostakovich)
    • A movement or movements from a sonata, or major extended work from the repertoire
    • An etude or piece of a specifically technical nature

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree

  • Classical Performance: Percussion (tuned and untuned classical percussion)

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes:

    • Advanced solo repertoire displaying skills in the areas of tuned and untuned percussion.
    • 10 minutes unaccompanied orchestral excerpts and a 15 minute 'orchestral audition' concerto displaying skills in the area of tuned and untuned percussion
    • 10-15 minutes of Chamber Music (with accompanying artists) and 10 - 15 minutes of advanced solo repertoire displaying skills in tuned and untuned percussion.

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree.

  • Classical Performance: Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp)

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes a work from each of the following three categories:

    • One movement from a Solo Sonatas or Partita by JS Bach
    • First movement of a major 19th or 20th Century concerto with cadenza
    • Virtuoso showpiece

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree.

  • Classical Performance: Voice

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program of classical vocal repertoire which:

    • includes music composed in the period from the 18th century to the 21st century inclusive (including a minimum of one piece composed in the 20/21st century and performed in original language).
    • displays competence in four languages (English, Italian, German & French).
    • shows a good understanding of most of the following styles and genres: ‘Early Music’, Oratorio, Opera, Lieder, French mélodie and Art song.

    Consideration will be given to presentation and musicianship as manifested in the performances. The candidate must demonstrate technical skills and a level of musical maturity at a level equivalent to successful completion of a three year performance degree.

  • Classical Performance: Woodwind: (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, recorder, saxophone)

    Applicants should present a 25 minute program which includes a work from each of the following three categories:

    • One movement from a baroque work
    • Either one movement from the Mozart Concerto in D or G Concerto OR one movement from a major 19th or 20th Century Concerto
    • Virtuoso showpiece

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate performance degree.

  • Jazz Performance (trumpet, trombone, saxophone, guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice)

    Applicants must present a 25 minute program demonstrating an ability to play in an ensemble environment including a broad range of jazz styles showing accompanying and solo ability.

    The candidate must demonstrate skills of a standard equivalent to successful completion of the third year of an undergraduate jazz performance degree.

  • Master of Arts (Creative Practice in Music)

    All applicants are expected to have completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent with a substantial music component (either a music degree, or another degree with a major in music) or a Bachelor degree or equivalent with demonstrated music experience (having had several years of experience in performing and/or teaching and/or creating music)

    All applicants will complete an audition or interview (online or in person). Material to be submitted: for applicants who are primarily performers, the application should include 15 minutes of performances on video.

    For applicants with a background in creative music the application should include recorded examples of compositions, accompanied by scores if appropriate. A combination of videoed performances and recorded compositions is also acceptable.

    Note also that the performances and compositions do not have to be in the style Western classical music or on Western classical musical instruments. We will consider applicants who perform on traditional Chinese, Japanese, Indian, or other instruments, or who compose music in other non-Western musical traditions.