This subject is available to students who wish to prepare for university study in either the Bachelor of Music degree. It is designed to enable students to reach an advanced level of skill and mastery of a particular musical instrument, and to give a broad understanding of music performance.
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at the University of Melbourne allocates the teachers for this subject.
Students attend 24 individual practical lessons with their teacher across the course of one year. Lessons include a study of selected repertoire on the student's instrument, principles of interpretation, style and technical work. In addition to the lessons, students are required to undertake extensive individual practice.
Applicants are required to have a minimum Grade 6 practical in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), or Trinity College London exams, or Grade 6 (Grade 5 for singers) in the exams of the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). Students intending to take this subject must pass an audition before enrolling in TCFS.
End of year 20-2 minute practical examination. The performance exam is graded out of 100, as both a TCFS subject and simultaneously as an audition for MCM to confirm a place in the Bachelor of Music.
Note: Results in this subject cannot be used in the calculation of entrance scores for other faculties of the University of Melbourne. This subject is only offered in the Main intakes.