If you're eager to pursue the Bachelor of Music program at Tabor, here's a step-by-step guide on how to apply:
- Apply on SATAC Website:
Visit the SATAC website and search for "Tabor, Bachelor of Music" or enter course code 5A041B.
- Book an Audition
Auditions are available at various times throughout the year. See below for details.
- Wednesday, 17 January 2024
- Thursday, 18 January 2024
All applicants must complete this process upon entry into the Tabor Bachelor of Music:
- Audition: Prepare two contrasting pieces on your primary instrument to perform. If you are auditioning as a digital production or composition major please bring a portfolio of your work. Sibelius files, DAWs files and recordings are acceptable.
- Interview: The audition process includes an informal interview where we discuss the Bachelor of Music program and learn more about you. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the program.
- Theory Assessment: All applicants must pass the music theory test for acceptance into the Bachelor of Music. This test is typically completed on the same day as your audition. A bridging course is available to assist in preparing you for this test.
Tips for Success:
Here are some additional tips to enhance your audition experience:
- Allow approximately 1.5 hours for the audition process, including warm-up time.
- Arrive punctually, at least ten minutes early to have time for a warm-up.
- Provide sheet music for your pieces and have a backup song ready.
- Create a resume highlighting your musical experience or certificates.
- Be prepared to explain why you've chosen Tabor for your music education.
- Take time to research the degree program before your audition.
- Complete practice theory tests available on the Tabor website to prepare effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions:
We understand you may have some questions about the audition process. Here are answers to common queries:
- Can I bring a parent/friend to the audition?
Yes, they can attend but cannot stay in the room during your theory assessment.
- Will I have time to warm up and prepare?
Yes, you will have about 10 minutes to warm up, set up, and practice.
- Is the theory assessment open book?
No, you cannot use any external materials during the assessment.
- What if I don't pass the theory assessment?
Failing the theory assessment does not automatically disqualify you. It helps identify areas for improvement, and support is available.
- Can I do the audition and theory test separately?
Yes, you can schedule the audition first and take the theory test at a later time if needed.
- Is there parking available at Tabor?
Yes, take advantage of the complimentary onsite parking available at the Orphanage carpark via Mitchell Street.
- What equipment can I use for the audition at Tabor?
Tabor provides various equipment, including keyboards, microphones, speakers, amps, and music stands.
- Do I need an accompanist or backing track for the audition?
Both options are acceptable. If you use a backing track, Tabor prefers iPhone speakers with Bluetooth.
- When should I schedule my audition?
It is recommended to book your audition as early as possible. The audition should be a priority.
- What happens in the interview?
The interview involves questions about your motivations, career goals, and an introduction to the course and Tabor.
- What if I haven't received communication after auditioning?
Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for updates. You can also contact Tabor for status inquiries.
For more questions or further assistance, feel free to contact Tabor's Music Department at this email: Music@adelaide.tabor.edu.au
- Tabor Institute of Music
181 Goodwood Road Millswood SA 5034
See our campus map here
If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us:
- Email: Music@adelaide.tabor.edu.au
- Phone: 1300 482 267
Explore Tabor’s Bachelor of Music?
Designed for passionate musicians and performers, Tabor’s Bachelor of Music provides hands on experience to prepare you for a successful career in the industry which goes beyond just honing your skills: we nurture a sense of belonging in the supportive Tabor community.
With exclusive access to purpose-built facilities, including two recording studios and a large performance space you will find your musical voice at Tabor. Learn from expert faculty members dedicated to your development while gaining connections to fellow musicians and links to the professional world.
From mastering your instrument through individual tuition to participating in choirs, ensembles and bands, we equip you with the tools you need to thrive in the music industry as a well-rounded performer.
Tabor’s Bachelor of Music offers rich and diverse musical training where you can explore composition, production, film scoring, music psychology, theory and history all while preparing you to become an inspirational music educator.
Whether you're an aspiring musician, composer, or music educator, our program will help you achieve your goals. Join our community of talented musicians and discover your potential in the world of music.
If you want to learn more about the Tabor Bachelor of Music please visit our website. https://tabor.edu.au/course/bachelor-music/