Tailored towards advanced instrumentalists and vocalists, the Single Studies program offers the opportunity to study at the Conservatorium on a one-to-one basis, outside the framework of tertiary degree study. Upon recommendation of the teacher, students have the opportunity to participate in ensembles run by the Conservatorium including the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Big Band (Jazz), Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble, or any of the three choirs.
Lessons are either of 60 minute weekly duration during the University semester and lesson times are negotiated between the student and their teacher.
Single Studies is a non-award program which makes it entirely compatible to being studied concurrently with other tertiary courses. A small, limited number of scholarships may be available to the most promising students each year. Scholarships vary in value and are awarded on the basis of audition and at the discretion of the Director.
One of the many advantages to enrolling in the Single Studies program is access to the Elder Music Library. Library cards can be organised through the Conservatorium Office.
How can I apply?
Musicians of an intermediate to advanced level are invited to audition, with applications for audition closing on the first Friday in November for auditions in late November and early December. Applications are accepted throughout the year and a mid-year intake may be undertaken should places be available.
The program is open to domestic and international applicants.
2014 program fees are as follows:
- Domestic students: $1,450 per semester
- International students: $1,600 per semester