Performance Specialisation

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music offers performance units for students across the University.  Bachelor of Music and double degree students have access to Specialisation Study Units, which make up a Major stream. Students from anywhere in the University can enrol in our ensemble elective units.

Performance Specialisation students have many wonderful opportunities to engage in a wide cross-section of musical activities, both within and outside formal study programs. Solo, ensemble and chamber performance and practice-based research are fundamental to the learning experience in the School.

Monash is Australia’s foremost international university and every year students have the opportunity to travel overseas to underake units specific to music. These include courses at Monash’s Prato Centre near Florence (Italy) and studies in New York. These overseas opportunities offer the chance  to work with leading European and US artists and perform in venues overseas.  

Founded in 1965, the School has over 500 students from undergraduate to PhD level. Students are encouraged to integrate their learning in composition, ethnomusicology and musicology, performance, including professional practice and pedagogy.

Find out about our Bachelor of Music, and about studying a music major

The school offers three main areas of study in the performance:

Classical Performance

Jazz Performance

Popular Voice Performance

Description of Course

Students will undertake weekly individual tuition on their principal instrument, weekly workshops and concert practice classes in their specialisation stream. Ensembles and chamber music are a cornerstone of your Monash music education.

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