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Orchestral Instrument Performance

Major

Orchestral instrument performance

Brass: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba

Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp

Woodwind: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone

Percussion

Begin your professional career in music performance by receiving individual and ensemble tuition from our industry experts, many of whom also perform as soloists and chamber musicians in the best orchestras and jazz ensembles around the world.

About this major

Students combine their chosen principal study (instrument, classical voice, jazz, composition) with orchestral studies and chamber music, and core studies such as music skills, analysis, history, culture, pedagogy and music education.

You will benefit from first-class teachers and facilities: practice rooms, extensive library resources and music technology. For performers, there are also opportunities for international tours with professional orchestras, bands and ensembles.

Graduate opportunities

While students are required to specialise in their principal study and to reach levels of excellence demanded by the music profession, graduates are prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities, including careers as performing soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral/ensemble players, as well as music educators, creators, researchers and writers.

Career pathways

− artist agent − arts administrator − concert manager − concert soloist − contemporary musician − event producer − festival or venue manager − jazz musician − music journalist − music producer − musicologist − opera singer − orchestra manager − private studio teacher − school music teacher

Courses that offer this major

Bachelor of Music (Performance), Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Diploma of Music.

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Units of study in this major

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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