Performance and Pedagogy
Many musicians pursue diverse careers including both performance and instrumental/vocal teaching. Pedagogy studies at the Elder Conservatorium involve developing skills and understanding in music learning, teaching and related processes. They are designed to complement and enhance performance studies so that graduates can emerge with a broad suite of skills that allow them to pursue a career in instrumental/vocal teaching alongside performance and complementary musical activities with confidence and success. Pedagogy studies are offered to classical instrumentalists/singers through the Performance and Pedagogy specialisation in the Bachelor of Music program. They are also available in very comprehensive form in the coursework Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy) which includes an exit point at Graduate Diploma level. Teaching practice is conducted in excellent facilities available through the Conservatorium’s Saturday morning Access Centre and local schools.
Head of Pedagogy Studies
Performance and Pedagogy Teaching Staff
Meet a Recent Graduate
Chien-Ho Liu graduated with a Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy) award in July 2010 majoring in voice performance and pedagogy as well as piano pedagogy. She studied Performance with Head of Voice Guila Tiver, Vocal Pedagogy with Voice Lecturer Patrick Power and Piano Pedagogy with Head of Pedagogy Studies Rodney Smith.
In April 2009 Chien-Ho was the soprano soloist for a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra on Good Friday in Adelaide’s St. Peter’s Cathedral. The ensuing critique in the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper described her soprano voice as “a voice full of tenderness”.
On November 13th 2009 she was the only singer chosen to perform as one of 4 finalists in the Classical Music Awards as part of the University of Adelaide Elder Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series. She was the winner of the Recitals Australia Lunch Hour Awards Adelaide 2009 and has recently joined Newcastle Festival Opera.
‘During my studies in Pedagogy and Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music I received a great deal of assistance from the Conservatorium staff, and felt completely at home even though I was an international student.
The Conservatorium organised helpful co-teaching and teaching practice for me and the course content was really useful for my future career. I gained a lot of teaching experience and learned a great deal about how to solve problems for different types of students from the professional advice I received.
The Elder Conservatorium of Music provided the best training and teaching staff I could have wished for and helped me to develop my abilities in performance and teaching to a high level. As a singing student I also had many opportunities to perform and received valuable stage advice from experienced singers.’
Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy)
How to Apply
Applying is easy, visit our Future Students page for all the information you need.