About this course
|Award title||Master of Music (Performance Teaching)|
|Year & campus||2024 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||150 credit points|
|Duration||18 months full-time or 36 months part-time|
The Master of Music (Performance Teaching) is a specialist coursework degree, preparing graduates in Western classical and contemporary music as performer-teachers. Our graduates work as instrumental or vocal instructors in schools, studios, community programs, and in private provider and further education settings, both in Australia and overseas.
The course has two specialisations:
- The Instrumental Specialisation prepares students for school-based instrumental/vocal teaching and includes a range of professional placements and observations of professional teaching practice and a specific focus on teaching, conducting and orchestration skills in diverse secondary school contexts.
- The Studio Specialisation prepares students for private studio-based instrumental/vocal teaching, and includes a range of professional teaching observations, placements and a focus on instrumental pedagogy.
The course provides advanced music performance tuition, second instrument studies and ensemble participation alongside the pedagogy of performance teaching. Professional practice is completed in a variety of settings including community organisations, schools, studios and Suzuki classes and there is a range of elective subjects in the practical, theoretical and research areas.
Completing the Instrumental Specialisation in the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) will enable students to obtain advanced standing with a range of education providers, leading to Victorian Institute of Teaching registration after an additional period of study.
This course also offers a pathway into the PhD via the Professional Research Project elective.
Last updated: 30 November 2023