Audition invites out by Tuesday 17 September

Please check your relevant Audition Specialisation/s to ensure that you are well prepared for your audition. Additional information can be found at: Audition: Next steps.

Please note: individual requests to change your scheduled audition time/day may not be accommodated.

Acting

Application requirements

Brisbane Auditions to be held at the Burke Street Studios, Woolloongabba on Monday 30 September to Saturday 5 October 2019.

Melbourne Auditions to be held at Centre Stage, Brunswick East on Sunday 22 September 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

International applicants attend an audition in person in Brisbane.

Audition requirements

You will be required to complete a possible two phases.

Phase 1

Applicants will be considered for their acting, improvisation, movement and group singing.

You will present two of your prepared monologues, one of these must be a classical speech. Applicants are required to prepare three monologues; one must be modern (after 1990); one must be a classical speech in verse (not prose) that was written prior to 1800. You may select from writers including Shakespeare and his contemporaries, or choose Jacobean, Greek or Roman, Restoration or equivalent international periods, and one must be of your own choice.

These should:

  • last no longer than two minutes each
  • only be from published plays
  • involve a character close to your own age
  • not be a sonnet, poem or extracts from musicals, songs or novels
  • be performed in your native accent.

Movement: Through basic physical exercises, your physicality and willingness to ‘play’ will be assessed.

Improvisation: Through solo and group play, your improvisation skills will be explored.

Singing: Following a series of basic exercises, your commitment to learning a group song will be considered.

Depending on your Phase 1 audition, you may be asked to return for Phase 2.

Phase 2

Acting: You will present one of your monologues from phase one along with your third prepared monologue.

Voice: Your spoken voice will be considered during the performance of your Acting pieces.

Photo and CV submission

All applicants are to submit a Performance CV and photo by 13 September 2019.

Your Performance CV should include:

  • performance experience
  • training
  • education
  • awards and examinations
  • a personal statement (300 word maximum)
  • a headshot photograph

A downloadable version of the CV pro-forma is available here.

Download Performance CV

Email your completed CV to: performing.arts@griffith.edu.au

Recorded auditions

The performing arts department does not permit recorded auditions from domestic applicants. Applicants must attend a live audition.

* Further information (e.g. clothing requirements) will be communicated closer to the audition date.

Brass

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Thursday 3 October and Friday 4 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. A quick study and/or sight-reading exercise may also be required. Guidelines for recorded auditions are below. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance audition

The performance audition will be based on three contrasting pieces of your choice.

The audition will also include the following:

  • sight-reading (will be provided at the audition)
  • demonstrate an aptitude for all major scales over two octaves or one octave
  • perform a quick study piece.

Technical requirements:

  • trumpet—will include transposition in C and A
  • horns—transposition in E-flat D, and C
  • trombone—reading in clefs: tenor, bass and alto
  • tuba—candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability to read one octave lower.

Not all pieces will necessarily be heard and not all pieces will be heard in their entirety.

Interview

The interview will focus on your directions and goals, musical experience, musical knowledge, general education and other relevant matters.

At the interview, you must present a resume of achievements and experience, including details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study (include an academic transcript).

Brass quick study

On audition day you will be required to perform a quick study piece. Please select and learn one of the following pieces that is relevant to your audition:

Audition accompaniment

If you require live piano accompaniment a list of accompanists is available here.

Prior musical experience

While not used to determine admission to the Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium, it is recommended that applicants have sound knowledge of music fundamentals and aural skills in order to enjoy a smooth transition into the demands of the program. Find out more.

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, will permit applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane to submit a high-quality audition online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a dropbox link. Please ensure that your security settings allow access.

The recording must be dated and certified as being an unedited performance by the applicant and a signed document stating such provided by the person in charge of the recording session must be submitted. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Classical Voice

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September to Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. A quick study and/or sight-reading exercise may also be required. Guidelines for recorded auditions are below. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance

The performance audition will be based on two contrasting pieces of your choice (it is important that these be within vocal capabilities, however, showing potential). You are also required to perform a quick study piece.

Not all pieces will necessarily be heard and not all pieces will be heard in their entirety.

Interview

In the interview you will be asked about your directions and goals, musical experience, musical knowledge, general education and other relevant matters. You must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview including details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study if any (include an academic transcript).

Classical Voice quick study

On audition day you will be required to perform a quick study piece. Please select and learn one of the following pieces that is relevant to your audition:

Audition accompaniment

The vocal department requires applicants to perform with an accompanist at their audition and does not permit backing tracks unless there are extenuating circumstances and permission has been granted by the Head of the Vocal Department. You will be required to provide your own accompanist, a list of accompanists is available here.

Prior musical experience

While not used to determine admission to the Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium, it is recommended that applicants have sound knowledge of music fundamentals and aural skills in order to enjoy a smooth transition into the demands of the program. Find out more.

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, will permit applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane to submit a high-quality audition online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a dropbox link. Please ensure that your security settings allow access.

The recording must be dated and certified as being an unedited performance by the applicant and a signed document stating such provided by the person in charge of the recording session must be submitted. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Composition

Application requirements

Interviews to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a portfolio as per the requirements listed in ‘Phase 1 – Portfolio’. After the submission of an application and portfolio we may contact you for further information. Submission of the portfolio is made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

The audition process for composition has two phases.

Phase 1 – Portfolio

Applicants for Composition are asked to submit an audio recording (mp3 format) of 3–5 recent compositions of contrasting medium (such as solo instrument, chamber or orchestral or band, and vocal/choral), along with PDF copies of the scores corresponding to the audio recordings. The audio recordings can be audio output from a MIDI playback or live recording of real instruments and vocal performances (maximum 300MB).

Please upload your portfolio submission to a file transfer site, such as Google Drive, WeSendIt, WeTransfer, Dropbox or similar. There are plenty of free file-transfer sites available. Please ensure permissions are set so files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details. The weblink for the assessors to access your portfolio should then be submitted to qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au.

Submission due date: 6 September 2019.

Applicants will be notified by mid-September 2019 if they can progress through to Phase 2 live interview.

Phase 2 – Interview

Applicants who are invited to attend Phase 2 will complete an audition interview, which will last 15 minutes.

As part of the interview, the candidate will need to present a composition folio comprising three or more original scores and recordings if available (this can include those presented in Phase 1). Chamber and vocal works should be provided rather than orchestral works (please bring copies rather than original manuscripts). Various media may be used for the recordings, if available. Each item should be of reasonable length, depending on the nature and context of the composition (for example, 30 bars or more, or one or more minutes). Recordings may not necessarily be played during the interview.

The interview will focus on the candidate’s compositional aspirations, directions and goals, developing musical engagement as a composer at school and in the broader community, musical knowledge, general education, knowledge and/or questions about the Composition program at QCGU, and other relevant matters. The candidate must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview including details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study, if applicable (include an academic transcript).

Jazz instrumental

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. A quick study and/or sight-reading exercise may also be required. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance

Applicants should present three contrasting pieces. At least one of these should demonstrate an ability to improvise over a common jazz form such as blues or a 32-bar standard tune. Not all pieces will necessarily be heard in their entirety.

Audition repertoire can be contrasting in terms of tempo and mood; style (swing, bossa nova, samba, ballad, funky); form (blues, 32-bars, other lengths); and tonality (major, minor, blues). You may be asked to sight-read.

Suggested jazz repertoire:

  • Blues: Now's the Time, C-Jam Blues, Centrepiece, Sonnymoon for Two
  • Bossa Nova: Black Orpheus, Blue Bossa, The Gentle Rain, Recorda-Me, Perdido, or any composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Standards: Autumn Leaves, Summertime, Beautiful Love, God Bless the Child, Stormy Weather, Misty, Take the ‘A’ Train, or any standard by Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Schwartz, Rodgers, Ellington, Arlen or Kern
  • Drummers: may include a snare drum study as one of the pieces
  • Saxophonists: may include an etude (for example, by Lennie Niehaus, Jim Snidero) as one of the pieces
  • Pianists: may include a transcription (for example, by Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans) as one of the pieces.

Interview

In the interview you will be asked about your directions and goals, musical experience, musical knowledge, general education and other relevant matters. You may be required to answer some jazz theory-related questions during your audition/interview. You must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview, which may include details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study if any (include an academic transcript)
  • recent performance experience.

Audition accompaniment

Use of pre-recorded or live accompaniment is acceptable. Audition rooms are equipped with drum kit, piano, guitar and bass amplifiers. Audio playback is available as well. Audio recordings (backing tracks) must be presented in CD-R format or if using an iPod (or other MP3 device) please bring your own device and a stereo cable (3.5mm to dual RCA, or a 3.5mm to 3.5mm plug). Drummers, you must supply your own cymbals and hi-hat clutch.

If you require live piano accompaniment a list of accompanists is available here.

Prior musical experience

While not used to determine admission to the Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium, it is recommended that applicants have sound knowledge of music fundamentals and aural skills in order to enjoy a smooth transition into the demands of the program. Find out more.

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, will permit applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane to submit a high-quality audition online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a Dropbox link. Please ensure that your security settings allow access with permissions set so that files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details.

The recording must be dated and certified by the applicant as being an unedited performance. This should be accompanied by a signed document provided by the person in charge of the recording session confirming that the recording is an unedited performance by the applicant. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Jazz voice

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Tuesday 1 October and Wednesday 3 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. A quick study and/or sight-reading exercise may also be required. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance

Applicants should present three contrasting pieces.

Through your repertoire selections you will need to demonstrate an interest in improvising in a jazz style. You may be asked to solo over a blues form.

Audition repertoire choices should be contrasting in terms of tempo, mood, style (for example, a selection from swing, bossa nova, samba, ballad, funky) and form (blues, 32-bars, other lengths).

At least two of your repertoire selections should be jazz standards – one should be performed in SWING style. A jazz standard is virtually any song by Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers, Arlen, Schwartz or Ellington performed in the style of noted jazz artists such as: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Kurt Elling, etc.

Selection of repertoire suggestions:

  • Blues: Stormy Monday, Now's the Time, C-Jam Blues, etc.
  • Bossa Nova: Black Orpheus, Blue Bossa, Girl from Ipanema (or any composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim)
  • Swing standards: Autumn Leaves, Summertime, Beautiful Love, God Bless the Child, Stormy Weather, Misty, Take the ‘A’ Train; or any standard song by Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Schwartz, Rodgers, Ellington, Arlen or Kern.

Your third repertoire piece can be in any style, for example: an original composition, a pop, R&B or country song, or a song from a Musical Theatre show.

Not all pieces will necessarily be heard in their entirety.

Use of either pre-recorded or live accompaniment is acceptable. Audition rooms are equipped with drum kit, piano, guitar and bass amplifiers. Audio playback is available as well. Audio recordings (backing tracks) must be presented in CD-R format or if using an iPod (or other MP3 device) please bring your own device and a stereo cable (3.5mm to dual RCA, or a 3.5mm to 3.5mm plug).

If you require live piano accompaniment a list of accompanists is available here.

Interview

In the interview you will be asked to speak about your directions and goals, musical experience, musical knowledge, general education and other relevant matters. You may be required to answer some jazz theory-related questions during your audition/interview. You must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview, which may include details of:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study if any (include an academic transcript)
  • any recent performance experience.

Audition accompaniment

Use of either pre-recorded or live accompaniment is acceptable. Audition rooms are equipped with drum kit, piano, guitar and bass amplifiers. Audio playback is available as well. Audio recordings (backing tracks) must be presented in CD-R format or if using an iPod (or other MP3 device) please bring your own device and a stereo cable (3.5mm to dual RCA, or a 3.5mm to 3.5mm plug).

If you require live piano accompaniment a list of accompanists is available here.

Prior musical experience

While not used to determine admission to the Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium, it is recommended that applicants have sound knowledge of music fundamentals and aural skills in order to enjoy a smooth transition into the demands of the program. Find out more.

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane are permitted to submit a high-quality audition video online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a Dropbox link. Please ensure that your security settings allow access with permissions set so that files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details.

The recording must be dated and certified by the applicant as being an unedited performance. This should be accompanied by a signed document provided by the person in charge of the recording session confirming that the recording is an unedited performance by the applicant. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Keyboard

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. A quick study and/or sight-reading exercise may also be required. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance

The performance audition will be based on three contrasting pieces of your choice.

The audition will also include the following:

  • sight-reading (will be provided at the audition)
  • perform a quick study piece.

Not all pieces will necessarily be heard and not all pieces will be heard in their entirety.

Interview

The interview will focus on your directions and goals, musical experience, musical knowledge, general education and other relevant matters. You must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview including details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study if any (include an academic transcript).

Keyboard quick study

On audition day you will be required to perform a quick study piece. Please select and learn the following piece:

Prior musical experience

While not used to determine admission to the Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium, it is recommended that applicants have sound knowledge of music fundamentals and aural skills in order to enjoy a smooth transition into the demands of the program. Find out more.

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane are permitted to submit a high-quality audition video online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a Dropbox link. Please ensure that your security settings allow access with permissions set so that files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details.

The recording must be dated and certified by the applicant as being an unedited performance. This should be accompanied by a signed document provided by the person in charge of the recording session confirming that the recording is an unedited performance by the applicant. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Musical Theatre

Application requirements

Brisbane Auditions to be held at the Burke Street Studios, Woolloongabba on Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October 2019.

Melbourne Auditions to be held at Centre Stage, Brunswick East on Sunday 22 September 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International applicants attend an audition in person in Brisbane.

Audition requirements

You will be required to complete a possible two phases.

Phase 1

Dance: Following a warm-up and basic technical exercises, you will be taught a short routine that you will present to the panel.

Singing: You will present one song to the panel (due to time limitations, a vocal warm-up will not be provided as part of the audition – you should come prepared). However, you should prepare two singing pieces from the musical theatre repertoire. These should:

  • last no longer than two minutes each
  • not be from the classical repertoire (this includes opera)
  • not be accompanied by a backing track
  • be performed in the key in which they’re written (the provided piano accompanist will not transpose at sight into a different key)
  • give you the opportunity to act through the content of the words as well as to sing the tune.

Improvisation: You will take part in an acting improvisation session. You will be considered for your commitment to the exercises and your imagination to bring to life given situations.

Depending on your Phase 1 audition, you may be asked to return for Phase 2.

Phase 2

Acting: You will present two acting pieces to the panel. One piece must be modern (after 1960). These pieces should:

  • last no longer than two minutes each
  • only be from published plays
  • not be extracts from poems or novels.

Voice: Your spoken voice will be considered during the performance of your acting pieces.

Singing: You will present your second song to the panel.

Photo and CV submission

All applicants are to submit a Performance CV and photo by 13 September 2019.

Your Performance CV should include:

  • performance experience
  • training
  • education
  • awards and examinations
  • a personal statement (300 word maximum)
  • a headshot photograph

A downloadable version of the CV pro-forma is available here.

Download Performance CV

Email your completed CV to: performing.arts@griffith.edu.au

Recorded auditions

The musical theatre department does not permit recorded auditions. Applicants must attend a live audition.

Audition accompaniment

Bachelor of Musical Theatre applicants do not require an accompanist as one is provided by the Queensland Conservatorium.

*Further information (e.g. clothing requirements) will be communicated closer to the audition date.

Creative Music Technology

Application requirements

Interviews to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a portfolio as per the requirements listed in ‘Phase 1’. After the submission of an application and portfolio we may contact you for further information. Submission of the portfolio is made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will be required to complete a possible two phases.

Phase 1

Creative Music Technology applicants are required to submit a portfolio of work and a CV that demonstrates their potential as a candidate for the Bachelor of Music majoring in Creative Music Technology. Please upload your portfolio and CV to a file transfer site, such as Google Drive, WeSendIt, WeTransfer, Dropbox or similar.  There are plenty of free file-transfer sites available. Please ensure permissions are set so files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details. The weblink for the assessors to access your portfolio should then be submitted to qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Submission due date: 6 September 2019.

The portfolio should consist of:

  • music that you have created or recorded (high quality .mp3, .wav, or .aiff; maximum file size 300MB)
  • a short digital movie of you performing or demonstrating your approach to music making (.mov, .m4v, mp4 (1–2 minutes maximum)
  • a written description of each submitted work; outline your aim, your role, any aesthetic considerations and relevant technical information (if more than one person is present in the digital movie please clearly identify yourself to avoid confusion).

Please provide a detailed CV that outlines music and technology experience, including (as relevant):

  • Previous tertiary study (include an academic transcript)
  • General education background and exam results
  • A short personal statement including any career aims and goals
  • Instrumental ability and ensemble experience
  • Full name, street address, telephone number, and email address
  • Any other information relevant to your application.

Applicants will be notified by mid-September if they have been successful in proceeding to phase 2, a live interview.

Phase 2

If invited to attend a live interview, please prepare a short verbal summary that articulates your understanding of ‘Creative Music Technology’ i.e. you should be ready to discuss what this phrase means to you. You should also prepare a response to the question: ‘Why do you want to study Creative Music Technology?’. We will also ask you about your background, current trajectory and future aspirations. The interview is an opportunity for discussion and we welcome your questions, the overarching agenda is to ensure a good fit between us and you.

Percussion

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. A quick study and/or sight-reading exercise may also be required. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance

Applicants are required to perform three short contrasting pieces of your choice.

The audition pieces must include the following:

  • One work for tuned percussion (xylophone, marimba, or vibraphone)
  • One piece for timpani (or multiple percussion)
  • One piece for snare drum
  • Technical requirements:
  • Demonstrate tuning on timpani
  • Demonstrate rudiments on snare drum
  • Demonstrate scales on keyboard percussion instruments
  • Demonstrate ability to sight-read on any instrument.

Not all pieces will necessarily be heard and not all pieces will be heard in their entirety.

Note: If applicants require instruments beyond those listed above, the Head of Percussion must be contacted before the audition to make appropriate arrangements.

Interview

In the interview you will be asked about your directions and goals, musical experience, musical knowledge, general education and other relevant matters. You must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview including details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study if any (include an academic transcript)

Assumed Knowledge

While not used to determine admission to the Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium, it is recommended that applicants have sound knowledge of music fundamentals and aural skills in order to enjoy a smooth transition into the demands of the program. Find out more.

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane are permitted to submit a high-quality audition video online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a dropbox link.  Please ensure that your security settings allow access with permissions set so that files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details.

The recording must be dated and certified by the applicant as being an unedited performance. This should be accompanied by a signed document provided by the person in charge of the recording session confirming that the recording is an unedited performance by the applicant. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. Guidelines for recorded auditions are below. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance

The performance audition will be based on three contrasting pieces of your choice (it is important that these be within your musical capabilities but showing potential). Original songs are not compulsory but are strongly encouraged. Pieces will not necessarily be heard in their entirety.

Use of pre-recorded or live accompaniment is acceptable. Audition rooms are equipped with drum kit, piano, guitar and bass amplifiers. Audio playback is available as well. Audio recordings (backing tracks) must be presented in CD-R format or if using an iPod (or other MP3 device) please bring your own device and a stereo cable (3.5mm to dual RCA, or a 3.5mm to 3.5mm plug). Drummers you are welcome to bring your own cymbals and hi-hat clutch.

Interview

The interview will focus on your musical directions and goals, musical experience and knowledge, general education, and other relevant matters. You must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview including details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study (include an academic transcript).

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane are permitted to submit a high-quality audition video online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a Dropbox link.  Please ensure that your security settings allow access with permissions set so that files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details.

The recording must be dated and certified by the applicant as being an unedited performance. This should be accompanied by a signed document provided by the person in charge of the recording session confirming that the recording is an unedited performance by the applicant. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Strings

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September and Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. A quick study and/or sight-reading exercise may also be required. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance

The performance audition will be based on two contrasting pieces of your choice.

The audition will also include the following:

  • Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass – perform a quick study piece (available two weeks prior to auditions)
  • Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, Harp and Guitar – sight-reading
  • Violin, Viola and Cello – demonstrate different bowings in any three-octave scale of your choice, prepare scales, arpeggios and standard double stops
  • Double Bass – demonstrate different bowings in any three-octave scale of your choice, prepare scales and arpeggios.

Interview

In the interview you will be asked about your directions and goals, musical experience, musical knowledge, general education and other relevant matters. You must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview including details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study if any (include an academic transcript).

Strings quick study

On audition day you will be required to perform a quick study piece. Please select and learn one of the following pieces that is relevant to your audition:

Audition accompaniment

If you require live piano accompaniment a list of accompanists is available here.

Prior musical experience

While not used to determine admission to the Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium, it is recommended that applicants have sound knowledge of music fundamentals and aural skills in order to enjoy a smooth transition into the demands of the program. Find out more.

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane are permitted to submit a high-quality audition video online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a Dropbox link. Please ensure that your security settings allow access with permissions set so that files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details.

The recording must be dated and certified by the applicant as being an unedited performance. This should be accompanied by a signed document provided by the person in charge of the recording session confirming that the recording is an unedited performance by the applicant. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

Woodwind

Application requirements

Auditions to be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October 2019.

Missed out on applying?

Contact us on qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au with the following information:

  • Full Name, date of birth and address
  • Programs and instrument or specialisations you are interested in.
  • Other relevant information such as:
    • Where and when you completed year 12
    • Recent practical/theory examinations/performance experience
    • Current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
    • Previous tertiary study (please include an academic transcript).

International applicants

Please note the application dates above apply only to domestic applicants. There is no deadline for International applicants making an application. However, it is advisable to apply by 31 October for entry in the following year.

International application

All international applicants are required to submit a recorded audition if they are unable to attend an audition in Brisbane. After the submission of an application and recorded audition we may contact you for further information. A quick study and/or sight-reading exercise may also be required. Submission of audition details and the URL of your recording are made to Griffith International here.

Audition requirements

You will need to complete a performance audition and an interview. Together, both components will last 20 minutes.

Performance

Applicants should present 2 contrasting pieces and a set work. 2 movements of the one work are not considered to be 'contrasting'. These should be performed with piano accompaniment.

Set work:

  • Flute: Louis Drouet – from 25 Studies, No.1 in C Major
  • Oboe: Ferling 48 studies for Oboe Op. 31 (one slow and fast pair in the same key) or two contrasting own choice studies from Hinke Elementary Method for oboe
  • Clarinet: Rose 40 Studies, No.4
  • Bassoon: L. Milde (edited by Simon Kovar) Study #1 from 25 studies in scales and chords Op.24
  • Saxophone: Eugene Bozza – Caprice Etude No.2

Sight reading, aural recognition and rhythm may also be tested.

Interview

The interview will focus on your directions and goals, musical experience, musical knowledge, general education and other relevant matters. You must present a resume of achievements and experience at the interview including details of any:

  • recent practical/theory examinations
  • current instrumental, composition, vocal, or theory teachers
  • previous tertiary study if any (include an academic transcript).

Audition accompaniment

If you require live piano accompaniment a list of accompanists is available here.

Prior musical experience

While not used to determine admission to the Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium, it is recommended that applicants have sound knowledge of music fundamentals and aural skills in order to enjoy a smooth transition into the demands of the program. Find out more.

Recorded auditions

We recommend attendance at a live audition, however, applicants who are genuinely unable to travel to Brisbane are permitted to submit a high-quality audition video online through a secured link on, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, or via a Dropbox link. Please ensure that your security settings allow access with permissions set so that files can be viewed and downloaded without requiring log-in details.

The recording must be dated and certified by the applicant as being an unedited performance. This should be accompanied by a signed document provided by the person in charge of the recording session confirming that the recording is an unedited performance by the applicant. The video should show uninterrupted vision of the applicant facing the camera.

Please submit details of recorded auditions and the URL to: qcguadmissions@griffith.edu.au

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