Performance Audition Procedure


Audition registrations for 2019 Entry are now open.

Once you have registered for an audition, we will send you an email within one week to confirm your registration and let you know the date on which you will be notified of your audition time.

You should now prepare for your audition according to the relevant audition requirements.


Interstate applicants

If you are an interstate applicant and cannot travel to Melbourne, please follow the instructions in your confirmation email.  You may request a recorded audition instead.

Offshore International Applicants

Contact Us for information on how to submit a recorded audition.


  • Popular Voice Audition Requirements Undergraduate: Two contrasting songs: one up-tempo and one ballad from two different periods (pre and post 1980).  Each song should not exceed 4 minutes duration. The audition will comprise selections from the applicant’s audition material, an interview, and a brief theory and ear training test. Honours: Three songs in the popular music style of your choice. ... Read more
  • This year, Performance auditions will be held 24-27 September 2018 and 19 November – 7 December 2018. Read more
  • Audition Preparation Short Course Overview 25th and 26th of August 2018, 10am – 3pm Location: Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music 55 Scenic Boulevard Wellington Rd, Clayton Monash University VIC 3800 Jazz and Popular Studies Audition Preparation Short Course is a two-day course for jazz instrumentalists, jazz voice, and popular voice students. This course will explore the performance and ensemble processes that ... Read more
  • Undergraduate: Three contrasting pieces (e.g. style, period, composer), no longer than 15 minutes altogether.Honours: At least three contrasting works (e.g. style, period, composer), no longer than 30 minutes altogether. The audition will comprise selections from the applicant’s audition material and a brief interview Technical work and/or sight reading may also be requested at the audition. If the piece(s) ... Read more
  • The audition process will comprise selections from the applicant’s audition material, improvising over a chord progression (which will be supplied in the audition), ear training test and sight reading. Read more