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Bachelor

of

Music

with a specialisation in

instrumental/vocal teaching

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Bachelor

of

Music

with a specialisation in

instrumental/vocal performance

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Bachelor

of

Music

with a specialisation in

composition

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Bachelor

of

Music

with specialisations in

instrumental/vocal performance & instrumental/vocal teaching

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Bachelor

of

Music

with specialisations in

instrumental/vocal performance and composition 

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Bachelor

of

Music

with specialisations in

instrumental/vocal teaching & composition

Length
3 Years Full Time
Up to 10 years Part Time

 
Intakes
September 12th 2022
January 2023
May 2023

September
Delivery
E-Learning (Online)
Distance Learning

 
Entry
See below for prerequisites
Fees
FEE-HELP available
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The Bachelor of Music equips musicians and music teachers to become proactive leaders in their profession.

Learn from the best and advance your skills in disciplines such as  Performance & Pedagogy, Musicianship, Modern Music Creation, Musicology and the Business of Music. 

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Term starts September 12th 2022 so apply now to get in early!

Course Content

Students are informed by music from the past; they will gain the capacity to work creatively, musically and intelligently with the realities of professional practices in the present. They will develop the facility to respond quickly and meaningfully to the innovations and changes that will characterise their careers in music in the future.

Graduates will be prepared fully for further higher study or a range of employment contexts.

The AGME aims to be a leader in distance music higher education. It delivers its program to students engaged in on-campus, fully-distance and blended modes of study. This flexible course of study equips graduates with a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning and music making.

AGME has the resources, staff expertise and facilities to create dedicated musicians,

developing and preparing them for entry into a rewarding fulfilling life-time career.

 

The first year of the program provides a broad introductory level of knowledge and

awareness of music performance, theory and history. The second year builds an advanced framework of knowledge and skills. The final year enables students to choose a specialisation, and prepare for entry on a professional basis to workforce engagement and further study.

Musicianship

Equips students with fundamentals of musical construction in the western canon.


Includes: Theory, Aural, Harmony, Composition 

Performance &
Teaching

Prepare the student to communicate music effectively and to pass on the knowledge and pratise of music.

Includes: Instrumental Performance, Theory of Performance, Pedagogy

Musicology

Explore past and present musical developments and interactions as you discover the history of music and how it applies today.

 

Includes: Music History, Collaborative Music Studies 

Business Fundamentals

Prepare the student to communicate music effectively and to pass on the knowledge and pratise of music.

Includes: Entrepreneurship, Music Business Finances

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Modern Music
Creation

Equips students with the fundamentals of technologies used in the 21st Century to create their own compositional expression and exploration. 

Includes: Music Technology, Composition, Music Business 

Learn from the best

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prof Andreas Boyde
 

Professor of Piano Performance
 

Andreas was born in Oschatz, Germany and He studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
His solo recitals in renowned concert venues and appearances as soloist with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Symphoniker  and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra have secured Boyde’s reputation as an esteemed performing artist. The Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt appointed Andreas Boyde Artist in Residence for the season 2018/19

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Caleb Garfinkel
 

Senior Lecturer Technology & Composition

 

Caleb Garfinkel is Senior Lecturer of Modern Music Creation at the Australian Guild of Music, and is also responsible for student registration and administration as Registrar. He has a Bachelor of Music with Honours (VU, Monash) in contemporary guitar, and a Master of Arts (Music Performance, Monash), focused on digital improvised performance using acoustic instruments with computers. Caleb is a composer and music director, with highlights including his original work Tony Galati The Musical, and the Australian premiere of The Color Purple; and regular performer, notably playing mandolins/acoustic guitar in the Australian production of Come From Away (Melbourne, Brisbane seasons). Caleb is also a music production and technology enthusiast, regularly producing recorded works for independent artists and live performances.

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Paul watt
 

Professor of Musicology
 

Paul Watt is Professor of Musicology at the Australian Guild of Music, Melbourne and Adjunct Professor of Music in the University of Adelaide. His research crosses a range of fields including nineteenth-century music, musical biography and criticism, popular music, intellectual history and religious and literary studies. He is the author of two books, Ernest Newman: A Critical Biography (2017) and The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England (2018). His articles have been published in a variety of journals including Music & Letters, the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, 19th-century Music and the Yale Journal of Music & Religion. He is co-editor of a number of books including The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century (with Sarah Collins and Michael Allis, 2020) and the award-winning book, Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot (with Anne-Marie Forbes, 2017). 

Paul is also the Director of the Street Music Research Unit. The Unit is affiliated with The Busking Project, a non-profit organisation in Berlin, that promotes busking and street performance around the world. Paul also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Music Research Online, Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, the RMA Research Chronicle and ‘Studies in British Musical Cultures’, a book series published by Clemson University Press. 

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Simone Maurer
 

Lecturer - Musicianship & Performance

Having joined the Guild in 2020, Simone lectures for Musicianship, and is Unit Coordinator and lecturer for Music Performance - in addition to providing governance support for various committees. Simone is a classically trained flautist, music performance and psychology researcher, and a Certified Movement Analyst. Simone has a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in advanced flute performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where she was a Griffith Honours College scholar and was awarded both a University and Music medal. She completed an MPhil in Music Studies (Performance) at the University of Cambridge (UK) whilst receiving flute lessons from Michael Cox (Royal Academy of Music, London). Simone is currently a final year PhD researcher in flute performance and music psychology (specifically investigating embodied cognition of performers) at the University of Melbourne, for which she received an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship from the Australian Government to study in NYC for one year. This study culminated in a Certification in Laban Movement Analysis from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and international registration as a somatic movement educator and therapist. Simone also teaches aural musicianship, music psychology, and dance theory at the University of Melbourne. 

career opportunities
 

Our graduates are set up for success in the live performance and arts industries on a global scale. With knowledge in our key 4 areas of Musicianship, Performance & Teaching, Modern Music Creation and Music as Culture, graduates can explore a range of career opportunities and upskill their current careers in disciplines including:

  • Accompanist

  • Audio technician 

  • Concert manager

  • Festival director  

  • Film scorer 

  • Music administrator

  • Music arranger                                   

  • Music composer

  • Music critic or reviewer 

  • Music producer or sound engineer 

  • Record producer or music director 

  • Performer for bands, studio and live recordings, film, theatre, television and live  events 

  • Private Music teacher 

  • School Music Teacher (Primary/Secondary)

  • Project curator 

  • Studio engineer 

  • Sound artist 

  • Touring soloist or ensemble member

International Students
 

Our completely online delivery method means that our students can study with us from anywhere in the world! 

Students will need to meet required audition & academic standards and have an IELTS score of band 6.0 (5.5 considered with extra assessment).

The best part is that your instrumental tuition can be delivered in person in your home country or by LIVE-Online real-time teaching.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Already completed tertiary studies in music or another discipline?

 

We can assess this previous studies for RPL and reduce the duration of your degree.

RPL ensures that you don’t need to repeat units of study that you have already completed elsewhere as part of an accredited program or part of your Professional Experience.

Up to 50% of the degree can be awarded as RPL. We also give recognition to a wide range of studies including Graded Public Exams e.g. AGME, IPVAEB, ABRSM, Trinity College London, vocational studies and other tertiary music studies.

ENROLMENT PROCESS 

COMPLETE ENTRY FORM

Get your documents ready and apply via our entry form

SKILLS ASSESSMENT

Our Academic Team assesses your documents

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We will be in touch with the results or with further questions

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study options for everyone
 

Not ready to start the Bachelor of Music right away? See our wide range of pathway courses including our Diploma of Music, specialised Licentiate Courses and Short Certificate courses in specific disciplines. All our pathway study options can be used to apply for RPL for the Bachelor of Music and are online and flexible for students.
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Diploma of
Music

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Licentiate
Program

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Certificate
Short Courses