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Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Performance students take a vocal or instrumental Principal Study through eight semesters. Specialists in jazz take Jazz Performance as their Principal Study. Principal Study is taken together with Chamber Music and Orchestral Studies (for those playing an orchestral instrument) or Jazz Ensemble (for Jazz students), and other performance-related studies. In addition, students take core studies in aural perception, harmony and analysis (jazz music skills for Jazz students), as well as studies in analysis, history and culture, and pedagogy.

Principal study is available in the following areas:
  • Brass: Horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba
  • Historical Performance: baroque flute, harpsichord, lute, recorder, viola da gamba, baroque trumpet
  • Jazz: bass, brass, drums, guitar, piano, vibraphone, woodwind
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano and Accompaniment
  • Strings: cello, double bass, guitar, harp, viola, violin
  • Voice (classical)
  • Woodwind: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone.
Core requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Students must successfully complete 192 credit points and reach the minimum levels of achievement in each core area as outlined in the degree resolutions.

Honours Requirements

Students intending to pursue honours in fourth year are required to have completed MCGY4601 Research Methods in Year 3. For other honours requirements, please see the Course Resolutions at the end of this chapter.

Typical enrolment patterns

Students should follow the typical enrolment patterns appropriate to their specialisation. Students are required to ensure the award course is to be completed within 4 years full-time or equivalent.