BMus Auditions

BMus Auditions

Admission to the Bachelor of Music at Macquarie University is granted through either UAC (using your ATAR), or direct entry (audition).

For admission via audition, you will need to:

  1. Submit an application form via e-mail to arts.bmus.auditions@mq.edu.au, providing your personal details, educational background, musical background, and a brief personal statement. If your application is successful, you will receive notification of your assigned audition date/time via return e-mail.
  2. Complete a 30 minute audition including musical playback/performance, a short written component, and an interview.

Each audition will take around 30 minutes and will consist of the following:

  1. A 10-minute performance/presentation consisting of 2 pieces of work. You should be prepared to perform 2 compositions OR play 2 recorded compositions/productions. These pieces of work should be 20th/21st century popular music. 
    Your performance/presentation should also include a brief oral introduction (no more than 2 minutes each) for each work. These should discuss the works' context and significance in relation to your own musical background and development.
  2. A 15-minute written component. You will be asked to respond, in writing, to supplied short question(s) provided on paper.
  3. A 5-minute interview.

Further information on the Audition process:

You will be required to bring the following:

  • Your instrument (if required).  A piano and a PA/mic will be available. If you require a drum kit or have other special requests, please indicate this on your application form. NB. Not all requests may be accommodated.
  • An accompanist (if required)
  • A recording of your backing track/s in USB/mp3 format, or on a portable music device with AUX output (if required)
  • Your recorded compositions/production works in USB/mp3 format, or on a portable music device with AUX output (if required)

What we are looking for in the audition:

  • Ability to communicate in various contexts (oral, musical, performance, written)
  • Developing proficiency in selected instrument/s (including production, instrument, or voice)
  • Ability to articulate musical and creative motivations

Key dates:

  • Application forms: due by TBD
  • Notification of audition date/time: TBD
  • Audition dates: TBD – TBD, 10:00am – 4:00pm

For further information, please contact:

Content owner: Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies Last updated: 01 Apr 2019 12:38pm

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