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Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Performance students take a vocal or instrumental Principal Study. 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 studies

Principal studies available in the Performance stream are:

  • Historical Performance
    - Baroque flute
    - recorder
    - baroque trumpet
    - baroque violin
    - baroque viola
    - viola da gamba
    - lute
    - early keyboards (chamber organ, harpsichord)
  • Jazz Performance
    - bass
    - brass
    - drums
    - guitar
    - piano
    - vibraphone
    - voice
    - woodwind
  • Non-orchestral Instrument Performance
    - piano
    - collaborative piano
    - guitar
    - organ
    - saxophone
  • Orchestral Instrument Performance
    - Brass: horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium
    - Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp
    - Woodwind: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
    - Percussion
  • Voice (classical) Performance

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 Bachelor of Music course 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, see the Bachelor of Music course resolutions.

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 four years full-time or equivalent.