Master of Music - Performance and Pedagogy

The University of Adelaide

This program develops advanced levels of expertise in pedagogy (learning, teaching and related processes) and performance while developing a thorough understanding of their relationship. Graduates commence dual careers as performers in one or more specialist branches such as solo performance, chamber music or orchestral playing, and secondly as teachers able to function successfully in a wide variety of settings and circumstances. Two minor recitals, with pedagogy related themes, are undertaken in Year 1, and a major recital is undertaken in Year 2. Individual tuition is provided each year. Pedagogy courses are taught in seminars and workshops with off-campus teaching practice in selected schools and colleges.

Course Fee:

Australian: $52,000
International: $67,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Music or equivalent; or Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance and Pedagogy); audition/interview

Subjects you can Study:

Music-performance; Music-pedagogy

Further information:

Career opportunities Graduates commence dual careers: as performers in one or more specialist branches, such as solo performance, chamber music or orchestral playing; and as teachers able to function successfully in a wide variety of settings and circumstances. Subject to local registration or accreditation requirements, graduates may consider primary, secondary and tertiary- level piano teaching in the private studio, the school and college campus, as well as various teaching modes, such as individual or small-group.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Musician, Teacher - Music,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 2 years

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