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Music

Bachelor of

Code: HEASSAPM Cricos: 074625K

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

3 years full time

Duration

3 years full time

Requirements

Year 12 (or equivalent). Audition.

Requirements

Australian Year 12 equivalency. Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5. Audition.

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Discover yourself and a world of music

Great musicians require a solid musical foundation. Learn these foundations, along with extensive technical skills, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Music. Our course teaches you to be aware of and adapt to current music trends on a global scale, so you can create and imagine the world through music. With over $1.4 billion spent annually on live music in Melbourne, you’ll be amongst it all at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Demonstrate your musicianship

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Music will teach you performance, theory, aural skills, composition, technology and self-management. We recognise what it takes to become a great musician. Our degree has been crafted with industry partners to prepare you for an exciting and practical career in the contemporary music industry. Along with a traditional music education, you’ll learn about music technology, business and research. You’ll have many opportunities to perform independently or as a group with other students. Melbourne Polytechnic teachers are active performers and composers who have been recognised through awards, grants and prizes from industry bodies such as APRA AMCOS, The Australian Jazz Bell Awards and The Australia Council for the Arts. Our extensive facilities include fully equipped practice rooms, Mac labs with musical software, a well-resourced library and the Yarra Edge Music Centre, a state-of-the-art theatre with full production and recording capabilities.

A harmonious future career

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Music are qualified for a vast range of professionals in the music industry. You may choose self-employment as an arranger, performer, composer, sound and audio engineer, songwriter, small business operator, music programmer, director, creative director, private studio teacher, community music director, sound creator or sound technician. You may also find employment within specialist jobs in the music industry, including positions in music media, equipment, publishing and record companies.

Teachers and industry connections

Your teachers in the Bachelor of Music maintain strong and active ties with the music industry, being active performers, composers and arrangers as well as educators. Their industry involvement is recognised through awards, grants and prizes from industry bodies such as APRA/AMCOS, The Australian Jazz Bell Awards and The Australia Council for the Arts. The teachers tour and study interstate and overseas to create global industry ties and maintain currency.

Full-time/ongoing lecturers, include:

Our teaching staff also includes dozens of casual staff who are key practitioners in the Melbourne scene.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

As a graduate, you will be qualified as an arranger, performer, composer, sound and audio engineer, songwriter, small business operator, music programmer, director, creative director, private studio teacher, community music director, sound creator and sound technician. You may also gain specialist jobs in the music industry including music media, equipment, publishing and record companies

Pathways

The Bachelor of Music also works as a stepping-stone to higher qualifications such as a Master of Teaching, which is required for many ongoing teaching positions in music.

Book an audition

Please call to enquire about our course and audition entry process.

Course Details

How you learn

  • Individual lessons
  • Workshops
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including assignments, music recitals, practical demonstrations, aural and written exams, oral presentations, and folio work

Units of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part-time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Description Year Semester
BOM115 MUSIC PRACTICE 1 Core Develop practical abilities on your chosen instrument and gain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres 1
BOM125 MUSIC PRACTICE 2 Core Develop practical abilities on your chosen instrument and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres. 1
BOM112 CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 1 Core Develop ensemble skills within a specified contemporary style. Obtain a working knowledge of instrumental/vocal techniques and approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the performance of musical repertoire. Weekly sessions will develop collaborative approaches to developing music performance and rehearsal techniques; stylistically appropriate interpretation; and ensemble communication as a supporting player and as an accompanist. 1
BOM122 CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 2 Core Develop ensemble skills within a specified contemporary style and obtain a working knowledge of instrumental/vocal techniques and approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the performance of musical repertoire. Weekly sessions will develop collaborative approaches to developing music performance and rehearsal techniques; stylistically appropriate interpretation; and ensemble communication as a supporting player and as an accompanist 1
BOM114 CULTURE AND CONTEXT OF MUSIC Core Contextualize your musical activity through reflection, analysis, and cultural identification. Participate in weekly lectures, seminars and tutorials to develop critical thinking skills, broaden stylistic awareness and understanding, and encourage self-reflection and engagement with your cultural values 1 1
BOM110 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY 1 Core This subject will develop fundamental skills in the principles and notational practices of western music with a focus on contemporary music. The subject will be divided between theory classwork and keyboard skills. Topics covered, include: chord nomenclature; construction of scales (major and common minor); intervals; triads; cycle of 4ths/5ths; inversions; voice leading; four note chords; modes of the major scale; modulation; reading and writing in bass and treble clef; and rudimentary keyboard skills. 1 1
BOM111 AURAL MUSICIANSHIP 1 Core This subject will develop aural skills in a systematic and progressive manner, in order to inform and synthesise all your work in the course. The subject will be divided between recognition work in the classroom and production work through practical musical activities that integrate listening, singing, improvisation, and reading with instruments. This first unit will introduce aural recognition and production of texture; timbre; compass; tessitura; range; tempo; dynamic; articulation; pitch; rhythm ; density; metre; placement in space ; structure; and pace 1 1
BOM113 INTERCULTURAL ENSEMBLE 1 Core Develop ensemble skills within a specified non-European music tradition, explored through a combination of lectures, student presentations and practical engagement. Develop rhythmic and melodic musicianship through the study of traditional repertoire. Weekly sessions will develop an understanding of cultural context in music making; cross-cultural musicianship; and conceptual flexibility across cultures and genres 1 1
BOM124 CAREER STRATEGIES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY Core From management of an online presence to creating a cohesive artistic identity and brand, the subject provides a survey of ways in which contemporary music artists intersect with their audiences and the range of ways they might manage their commercial prospects. Introduction to concepts underpinning the marketing process and strategies used to promote music products. Investigate social media and online marketing and traditional marketing strategies for music products, distribution and promotion of digital music products and undertake analysis of markets - branding; communication strategies; marketing planning process and strategy development ; marketing research; business ethics, marketing law and compliance ; direct marketing and e-commerce ; marketing plans; online marketing strategies; broadcast distribution; professional online conduct ; Press Kit construction; digital distribution; and copywriting, licensing and publishing 1 2
BOM120 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC THEORY 2 Core Develop understanding of the theoretical principles and practices of notation used in contemporary music, including jazz and popular music. Build on the concepts explored in Contemporary Music Theory 1 and provide a foundation for the creation of original contemporary music Analyse the historical development of harmonic techniques and practices in western art music; and create music in a contemporary style demonstrating the application of more advanced theoretical concepts 1 2
BOM121 AURAL MUSICIANSHIP 2 Core Develop aural skills in a systematic and progressive manner, in order to inform and synthesise all work in the course. The subject will be divided between recognition work in the classroom and production work through practical musical activities that integrate listening, singing, improvisation, and reading with instruments. Build upon the aural recognition and production skills of the prior semester, featuring the following elements of music: texture; timbre; compass; tessitura; range; tempo; dynamic; articulation; pitch; rhythm ; density; metre; placement in space ; structure; and pace 1 2
BOM123 INTERCULTURAL ENSEMBLE 2 Core Build on ensemble skills developed in Intercultural Ensemble 1. The specified tradition will be explored through a combination of lectures, student presentations and practical engagement. Develop rhythmic and melodic musicianship through the study of traditional repertoire. Weekly sessions will develop an understanding of cultural context in music making; cross-cultural musicianship; and conceptual flexibility across cultures and genres 1 2
BOM215 MUSIC PRACTICE 3 Core Develop practical abilities on your chosen instrument and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres 2
BOM216 MUSIC COMPOSITION 1 Core Introduction to the principles of musical composition through its conventions and practices. Address issues of form, the use of technology as a compositional tool, and the investigation of instrument-specific problems, drawing on examples from the literature. Examine a range of methods of notation as applied to composing for both voice and rhythm section. Throughout the semester you will develop a folio of original compositions. The folio will address issues of technique and reflect your research of directed reading, listening and analysis. Submit a Major Project for inclusion in an end of semester workshop. 2
BOM225 MUSIC PRACTICE 4 Core Develop practical abilities on your chosen instrument and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres 2
BOM226 MUSIC COMPOSITION 2 Core The purpose of this subject is to build on the principles of musical composition examined in BOM216. The student will address issues of form, the use of technology as a compositional tool, and the investigation of instrument-specific problems, drawing on examples from the literature. The student will examine a range of methods of notation as applied to composing for both guitar and piano. Throughout the semester the student will develop a folio of original compositions. The folio will address issues of technique and reflect student research of directed reading, listening and analysis. The student will submit a Major Project for inclusion in an end of semester concert. 2
BOM212 CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 3 Core Develop ensemble skills within a variety of stylistic contexts and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres. Weekly sessions will develop collaborative approaches to developing music performance and rehearsal techniques; stylistically appropriate interpretation; ensemble communication as a supporting player and as an accompanist ; and creative approaches to music performance 2
BOM222 CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 4 Core Develop ensemble skills within a variety of stylistic contexts and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres. Weekly sessions will develop collaborative approaches to developing music performance and rehearsal techniques; stylistically appropriate interpretation; ensemble communication as a supporting player and as an accompanist; and creative approaches to music performance 2
BOM214 MUSIC MEANING, AESTHETICS AND CRITICISM Core Further develop understanding of the functions of music within society. Anthropological and sociological theory will be employed to identify and analyse relationships between musical and cultural trends - past and present. Develop academic writing skills, critical thinking, reflective writing, research methods and essay writing. Subject will culminate in a negotiated self-directed project, through which you will present your findings in an appropriate format 2 1
BOM210 CONTEMPORARY ARRANGING 1 Core Develop knowledge of the principles of arranging music for instruments and ensembles within the context of contemporary music. Build on the knowledge developed in previous subjects and receive a foundation for arranging music idiomatically for common instruments with a focus on the rhythm section. Study existing scores and recordings to develop understanding of, and ability to, apply the essential principles of arranging and conventions of music notation. Topics include: construction of melody; treatment of melody; homophonic harmonisation; common instruments – capabilities and characteristics; writing for rhythm section; writing a complete arrangement/ arrangement design; and an end of semester project 2 1
BOM211 AURAL MUSICIANSHIP 3 Core Develop aural skills in a systematic and progressive manner, in order to inform and synthesise all your work in the course. Subject will be divided between recognition work in the classroom and production work through practical musical activities that integrate listening, singing, improvisation, and reading with instruments. Build upon the aural recognition and production skills of the prior semester, featuring the following elements of music: texture; timbre; compass; tessitura; range; tempo; dynamic; articulation; pitch; rhythm ; density; metre; placement in space; structure; and pace 2 1
BOM213 INTERCULTURAL ENSEMBLE 3 Core Develop ensemble skills within a non-European music tradition. The specified tradition will be explored through a combination of lectures, student presentations and practical engagement. Develop rhythmic and melodic musicianship through the study of traditional repertoire. Weekly sessions will develop an understanding of cultural context in music making; cross-cultural musicianship ; and conceptual flexibility across cultures and genres 2 1
BOM224 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Core Investigate the principles of live audio production in music and study the following areas; fundamental physics of sound, the microphone, the structure of a channel strip and mixing desk, the application of these principles in a DAW environment, analog/digital conversion, the principles and application of digital signal processing and the history and impact of the recording on contemporary music practice. Software used should support and prepare you for BOM310 2 2
BOM220 CONTEMPORARY ARRANGING 2 Core Further develop the arranging methods expounded in Contemporary Arranging 1 and learn to create arrangements for 'horn section' with rhythm section. Examine open voicings, accompaniment, melodic minor theory and working with motif. At the conclusion of this semester, produce a complete arrangement for horns and rhythm section, which will be performed by faculty staff and external professional musicians. Topics include: open voicings; countermelody ; accompaniment ; melodic minor theory ; writing for horn section ; working with motif; and an end of year project 2 2
BOM221 AURAL MUSICIANSHIP 4 Core Develop aural skills in a systematic and progressive manner, in order to inform and synthesise all your work in the course. The subject will be divided between recognition work in the classroom and production work through practical musical activities that integrate listening, singing, improvisation, and reading with instruments. This unit will build upon the aural recognition and production skills of the prior semester, featuring texture; timbre; compass; tessitura; range ; tempo; dynamic; articulation; pitch; rhythm ; density; metre; placement in space; structure; and pace 2 2
BOM223 INTERCULTURAL ENSEMBLE 4 Core Build on ensemble skills developed in Intercultural Ensemble 3. The specified tradition will be explored through a combination of lectures, presentations and practical engagement. Develop rhythmic and melodic musicianship through the study of traditional repertoire. Weekly sessions will develop an understanding of cultural context in music making; cross-cultural musicianship; amd conceptual flexibility across cultures and genres 2 2
BOM315 MUSIC PRACTICE 5 Core Develop practical abilities on your chosen instrument and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres 3
BOM316 MUSIC COMPOSITION 3 Core Build on the principles of musical composition examined in BOM226. Address issues of form, the use of technology as a compositional tool, and the investigation of instrument-specific problems, drawing on examples from the literature. Examine a range of methods of notation as applied to composing for both Western and non-Western percussion. Throughout the semester develop a folio of original compositions addressing issues of technique and reflecting your esearch of directed reading, listening and analysis. Submit a Major Project for inclusion in an end of semester concert 3
BOM325 MUSIC PRACTICE 6 Core Develop practical abilities on your chosen instrument and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres 3
BOM326 MUSIC COMPOSITION 4 Core This subject consists primarily of project work directed by you, delivered through a combination of one-to-one lessons and seminars. In addition, you will analyse and discuss your work in small peer groups. Over the course of the semester, you will compose a major work of 10 - 20 minute duration for an ensemble of your choice. Work collaboratively to plan, organise and present a concert in which this major work will feature. You will also analyse an approved work of your choice, including a compositional response and an exegesis. 3
BOM310 COMPOSING FOR MEDIA Core The purpose of this subject is to introduce the skills of composition, arranging and analysis in the context of music in film and other media. Students will work collaboratively with musicians, media creators and technical personnel to compose and synchronise music to media, integrating acoustic and synthetic instruments. Topics include: the role and function of music across different media, roles and workflows in pre-production, production, post-production, moving image terminology and protocols, synchronisation of music to media, an analysis of selected scores written for different media, writing for percussion, writing for strings and studio project 3 1
BOM311 AURAL MUSICIANSHIP 5 Core Develop aural skills in a systematic and progressive manner, in order to inform and synthesise all work in the course. The subject will be divided between recognition work in the classroom and production work through practical musical activities that integrate listening, singing, improvisation, and reading with instruments. This unit will build upon the aural recognition and production skills of the prior semester, featuring texture; timbre; compass; tessitura; range; tempo; dynamic; articulation ; pitch; rhythm ; density; metre; placement in space ; structure ; and pace 3 1
BOM312 CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 5 Core Develop ensemble skills within a variety of stylistic contexts and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres. Weekly sessions will develop collaborative approaches to developing music performance and rehearsal techniques; stylistically appropriate interpretation; ensemble communication as a supporting player and as an accompanist; creative approaches to music performance ; and leadership by means of improvisation, ensemble direction and direction of sectional changes 3 1
BOM317 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY IN COMPOSITION Elective Investigate the use and history of music technology as both a structural and sonic enabler. Topics include the history and practice of acousmatic music; the history and application of mathematical process in pitch and rhythm ; the history and application of sound spatialisation ; the history and application of indeterminacy in composition; introductory physics of sound ; and digital signal processing 3 1
BOM318 TRANSCULTURAL MUSIC STUDIES 1 Elective Investigation of performance in a cross-cultural context with a focus on understanding and negotiating differences between music cultures. Investigate these culturally alternative ways of understanding and constructing music through participation, analysis and creative engagement. This will be explored through: ensemble (1.5 hours), practical workshops, lectures and seminars (2 hours). Assessment will be by means of group and unaccompanied performance, composition/arranging, class presentations and written analysis 3 1
BOM319 BODY MAPPING AND PERFORMANCE WELLNESS Elective Empower creative arts practitioners with accurate information about the body and how it moves in their practice . Develop mind-body skills to enhance resiliency in performance . Address common health issues associated with creative arts practice including performance anxiety and public speaking anxiety . Reduce the incidents of musculoskeletal injury and fatigue related to misuse of computers and musical instruments . Instill creative arts practitioners with practical skills and strategies to address long-term emotional and physiological health. Provide a practical framework that practitioners can use to overcome injury and solve problems in creative communication and practice 3 1
BOM314 COMMUNITY MUSIC Elective Develop an understanding of the diverse role of community musicians and the context within which community musicians’ are employed. Identify and develop the working methodologies you bring to this field, based on personal musical knowledge, skills and interests. Topics include: concepts of inclusivity, accessibility and diversity; facilitation strategies used for music leadership in community settings; approaches to workshops; music facilitation and coordination; community music project management techniques ; the role of community organisations; the role of music; philosophical, social and cultural issues ; community music structures ; funding and income sources/bodies ; legal and moral issues; teaching techniques and motivational strategies used within a community music context; strategies used for working with non-trained musicians; and approaches to music making through percussion and voice 3 1
BOM313 INTERCULTURAL ENSEMBLE 5 Core Develop ensemble skills within a variety of stylistic contexts and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres. Weekly sessions will develop collaborative approaches to developing music performance and rehearsal techniques; stylistically appropriate interpretation; ensemble communication as a supporting player and as an accompanist; creative approaches to music performance; and leadership by means of improvisation, ensemble direction and direction of sectional changes 3 1
BOM320 ARRANGING FOR LARGE ENSEMBLES Core Expand on the principles of composing and arranging music for medium to large ensembles. Study and analyse existing scores and recordings. Subject matter will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars. Over the course of the semester, you will arrange music for medium to large ensembles, also analysing a set work. Including writing for woodwind; writing for voice; expansion/reduction; part-writing; copying; extended techniques; and writing for school ensembles 3 2
BOM321 AURAL MUSICIANSHIP 6 Core Develop aural skills in a systematic and progressive manner, in order to inform and synthesise all your work in the course. The subject will be divided between recognition work in the classroom and production work through practical musical activities that integrate listening, singing, improvisation, and reading with instruments. This unit will build upon the aural recognition and production skills of the prior semester, featuring texture; timbre ; compass; tessitura; range; tempo; dynamic ; articulation ; pitch; rhythm; density ; metre; placement in space ; structure; and pace 3 2
BOM322 CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 6 Core Develop ensemble skills within a variety of stylistic contexts and obtain a working knowledge of a broad range of contemporary music styles, instrumental/vocal techniques, approaches to creativity and diversity of language through the demonstrated absorption of musical repertoire from a range of genres. Weekly sessions will develop collaborative approaches to developing music performance and rehearsal techniques; stylistically appropriate interpretation; ensemble communication as a supporting player and as an accompanist; creative approaches to music performance; and leadership by means of improvisation, ensemble direction and direction of sectional changes 3 2
BOM323 INTERCULTURAL ENSEMBLE 6 Core Build on ensemble skills developed in Intercultural Ensemble 5. Develop rhythmic and melodic musicianship through the study of traditional repertoire. Weekly sessions will develop an understanding of cultural context in music making; cross-cultural musicianship ; and conceptual flexibility across cultures and genres 3 2
BOM324 MUSIC EDUCATION Elective Examine the philosophies that have shaped the teaching of music while equipping yourself with practical methods of communication pertinent to instrumental teaching and ensemble direction. In addition to attending lectures and tutorials, engage in instrumental teaching practice and participate in ensemble direction sessions. Write a research essay exploring an aspect of music education of your choosing. Key topics include the historical development of common music education methodologies and philosophies ; advanced research and academic writing skills; instrumental teaching principles ; and principles of ensemble direction 3 2
BOM327 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY IN PERFORMANCE Elective Develop a performance which is actively shaped by music technology. Topics include an investigation into the history of performance in electronic music; a theoretical and practical understanding of the use of MIDI in live performance ; interface design; digital sampling and live remixing ; live looping ; live signal processing and diffusion ; interactive electronic performance with an acoustic instrument ; and interdisciplinary collaboration 3 2
BOM328 TRANSCULTURAL MUSIC STUDIES 2 Elective Investigation of performance in a cross-cultural context. A focus will be on understanding and negotiating differences between music cultures. Investigate these culturally alternative ways of understanding and constructing music through participation, analysis and creative engagement. This will be explored through ensemble, practical workshops, lectures and seminars. Assessment will be by means of group and unaccompanied performance, composition/arranging, class presentations and written analysis. You will be required to deliver a paper in a seminar setting on a negotiated topic 3 2

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Tuition Fees
$8834 per semester
$17667 per year
$10350 per semester
$20700 per year
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Requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) School leavers will need to have satisfactorily completed VCE (or equivalent) with no specified minimum ATAR score.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study The successful completion of a VET diploma in any discipline will be taken into consideration as part of the audition and interview process. Melbourne Polytechnic Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) graduates are eligible to articulate into 2nd year of Bachelor of Music.

Applicants with higher education A complete or incomplete higher education qualification in any discipline will be taken into consideration as part of the audition and interview process.

Applicants with work and life experience Applicants will need to demonstrate relevant industry or life experience and the capacity to work at degree level.


Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency, to include studies in music (group and/or solo performance)
English: Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5, Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Other: Applicants are required to participate in an interview and audition

Interviews and auditions by Skype or telephone are available for applicants overseas or interstate
For further information, please email: creativearts@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

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Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

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  • Audition performance requirements: (approx. level: AMEB grade 4).
  • Audition music craft requirements: theory (approx. level: AMEB grade 4), technique (instrumental/vocal), aural recognition and music reading skills