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Bachelor of Music Performance (Degree with Honours) (734AA) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

Selection into the Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) requires completion of the three-year Bachelor of Music Performance, or equivalent, and successful completion of an audition. Successful applications will be able to demonstrate:

  • a high standard of performance and/or composition within the principal study area
  • a broad knowledge of the repertoire of the principal study area
  • a facility in written and verbal expression sufficient to undertake the course


Repertoire and Improvisation applicants are required to perform three (3) pieces demonstrating their skills as performers and/or improvisers. The audition program should be no longer than 20 minutes and not all pieces may be heard by the panel. Practical composition applicants are required to bring a folio of their compositions to the audition as demonstration of their current highest standard of composition. CDs and DVDs may form part of the folio.

Interstate and country applicants maysubmit a recorded audition/folio of compositions.

Research Statement

Applicants are required to submit a 150–200 word statement related to their proposed area of research.

The statement must:

  • address the reasons for the choice of subject area
  • give an indication of the current state of research in the chosen area
  • address the reasons for the choice of topic and
  • provide suggestions relating to the research methodology.

All applicants must satisfy the University’s English language requirements to be eligible for a place.

For full details on application requirements and processes, go to www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/bmphons

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, this subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in the study of performance music. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/