This subject is available to students who wish to prepare for university study in either the Bachelor of Music or Diploma in Music. It is designed to enable you to reach an advanced level of skill and mastery of a particular musical instrument, and to give you a broad understanding of music performance. The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at the University of Melbourne allocates the teachers for this subject.

Course Outline

You will attend individual 45-minute practical lessons with your teacher across the course of one year. Lessons include a study of selected repertoire on your instrument, principles of interpretation, style and technical work. In addition to the lessons, students are required to undertake extensive individual practice.

Entry requirement:

Applicants are required to have a minimum of 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) or to perform at a minimum equivalent level. Students intending to take this subject must pass an audition before enrolling in TCFS.


End of year 15-20 minutes practical examination consisting of solo repertoire studied throughout the year. The performance exam is graded out of 100, as both a TCFS subject and simultaneously as an audition for the University of Melbourne's 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. You can only select Music if your University of Melbourne chosen degree is the Bachelor of Music.