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Auditions for entry into Music (Graduate Research)


Compulsory performance audition / composition submission and registration

All applicants must attend/provide a performance audition and/or submit a composition folio. Please note: if you are applying to audition for more than one program, instrument and/or stream a separate audition will be required for each.

To register your intent to attend an audition/submit a composition folio you must complete the online performance audition/composition submission form by 2 November 2012.


Audition/Composition submission fee

An audition/composition submission fee of $70 AUD including GST applies.

Please note: if you are applying to audition for more than one program, instrument and/or stream a separate audition will be required for each and therefore incur individual application fees.

NB: The audition fee is included in the international recruitment application fee for offshore applicants.


Audition procedure

  1. Graduate research courses apply direct to the University (includes local and Onshore International students studying in Australia)
  2. Complete and submit the performance audition/composition submission form by 2 November 2012 (Late applications will be waitlisted)
  3. Audition Confirmation letters will be sent to applicants in the first week of November
  4. You will need to attend your scheduled audition (sometime between 24 November – 14 December 2012)

Interstate applicants

You are expected to attend the scheduled audition if you are applying for the performance program. If you cannot attend please contact the Graduate Research Administrator for Music.

Offshore International Applicants

  1. Apply directly through Monash University Future International Students and note International Recruitment Services (IRS) ID number
  2. Complete and submit recorded DVD and Music auditions – Offshore applicants form to Monash International Recruitment Services along with IRS ID number which was generated from online application.

What happens next

Once you have completed your registration you will need to prepare for the performance audition


Performance Audition Requirements

Graduate Research applicants should prepare three contrasting (e.g., style, period, composer) works (no longer than 30 minutes altogether).

More details about what to bring will be provided when we send out the audition confirmation letters.

Classical

Jazz & Popular Studies


Composition Submission procedure

  1. Graduate research courses apply direct to the University (includes local and Onshore International students studying in Australia)
  2. Complete and submit the performance audition/composition submission form by 2 November 2012 (Late applications will be waitlisted)
  3. Submit your Composition folio by Monday 5 November to the Graduate Research Administrator for Music.

Offshore International Applicants

  1. Apply directly through Monash University Future International Students and note International Recruitment Services (IRS) ID number
  2. Complete and submit recorded composition folio and Music auditions – Offshore applicants form to Monash International Recruitment Services along with IRS ID number which was generated from online application.

What happens next

Once you have completed your registration you will need to prepare for your composition submission.


What to submit for your composition folio

Compile composition folio with two of your original compositions (in any style). The two compositions can be submitted as audio recordings (small MP3) or music scores (pdf file) or both. The total duration of the submitted music should not exceed 10 minutes. The compositions can be for any instrumentation and/or electronic media.

Upon selection, applicants will be required to sit a 10-minute interview. The interview will include discussion of the applicant's folio and also include an ear training test.

If you have any queries regarding your composition folio please contact Thomas Reiner.


What to submit for your jazz composition folio

Folio : All applicants are required to present 3 compositions with a minimum of 4 instruments per composition. One of these compositions will be a set piece (see details below). Additionally, applicants must submit a 6-8 minute audio recording of their compositions and accompanying scores (in duplicate) as represented on the recording.

Recordings do not have to be professional studio quality however the sound quality must be as good as possible. Audio and Sibelius (version 6.2 or lower) files are to be submitted on a CD.

Audio recordings and scores are only to contain composed material and may be edited to best represent this. Improvised sections are not to be included in the recordings or scores.

MIDI-realised work or Sibelius files (version 6.2 or lower) are optional and must be submitted with hard copy scores in duplicate.

Note: Please remember, your compositions’ combined time must fulfil the 6-8 minute recording requirement.

Jazz Composition Interview

Upon selection, applicants will be required to sit a 10-minute interview. The interview will include discussion of the applicant's folio and also include an ear training test.

If you have any queries regarding your jazz composition folio please contact Jordan Murray.