Bachelor of Music Auditions

There are four stages to the audition process. They include:

  1. Application to Audition, including a 15 minute video
  2. Live Audition
  3. QTAC Application
  4. Acceptance

Applications to audition open on Monday 3 June 2024 and are due by 4pm on Monday 19 August 2024. All on-time applications that progress to the second round of auditions are considered for our first-year Music scholarships.

The School may accept late applications to audition on a case by case basis.

  • Late applications received by 4pm on Monday 23 September 2024 (the scholarship application due date) that progress to the second round of auditions are considered for our first-year Music scholarships.
  • Late applications received after the scholarship application due date are not considered for our first-year Music scholarships.

Under no circumstances will late applications be considered after 4pm on Monday 25 November 2024.

1. Application Formats

The School of Music determines which instrument you can study in the Bachelor of Music program if you are successful in obtaining an offer of a place through the audition process.

Applicants may audition for one or two of the following:

  • Brass (any of euphonium, horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba)
  • Classical Guitar (not electric guitar)
  • Composition
  • Harp
  • Percussion
  • Piano (not electric keyboard)
  • Strings (any of cello, double bass, violin, viola)
  • Woodwind (any of saxophone, bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe)
  • Voice

Instrumental and voice applicants must submit a video recording performing three Western Art Music works of contrasting styles from different periods for the audition. Works should be presented with accompaniment when required: applicants must make personal arrangements for accompaniment. Blues, jazz, popular, folk, rock and similar genres are not acceptable repertoire for your audition. Percussionists must supply your own sticks and mallets for the audition.

Composition applicants must submit an audio recording of three varied compositions (or excerpts) of approximately two minutes each, demonstrating a range of instrumentation and/or style and including the staff notation and recording (the recording may be a midi realisation). Electronic works without score may also be included. You are not required to play your own compositions in your video submission, but if you are invited to the second round of live auditions, you will be asked to perform your scores where possible, and required to demonstrate your skill on an instrument that can participate in ensemble performances with other composition students in workshops.

The School of Music does not provide verbal or written feedback on your audition.