Performance Studies

We challenge you to reach the highest standards of professional performance practice.

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Join us

Our intensive program will see you achieve your highest standard of professional performance.

With weekly one-to-one lessons, you will:

  • further your technical mastery and musical expertise 
  • sharpen your competence as an ensemble and orchestral player 
  • curate, prepare and present recital programs 
  • negotiate your own learning outcomes and modes of assessment for creative projects 
  • refine your solo and collaborative performance skills. 

What you'll study

Master of Music (Performance Studies)

Master of Music (Performance Studies)

"What makes my degree unique are the performance skills, unique repertoire analysis methods and the pursuit of music performance." - Ting (Anthony) Tan

Learn from the best

Learn from industry-leading musicians and artists.

  • Oliver Fartach-Naini

    Oliver Fartach-Naini

    Oliver Fartach-Naini has toured across Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. His most recent accolade was published in US magazine CLASSICAL GUITAR, which included his solo album SUITE LATINA in its list of ‘Top Ten Classical Guitar Albums of 2019’. Oliver Fartach-Naini has recorded 11 CDs for Deutsche Grammophon, Kreuzberg Records, Acoustic Music Records, Credia Classics and Ethnoclassics. 

    Oliver is the repertoire consultant for the AMEB classical guitar syllabus and published 7 graded repertoire books with instructional commentary and a 1000 work repertoire list. 

    Oliver holds degrees from the University of the Arts Berlin, the Academy of Music and Theatre ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ in Leipzig and a PhD from the University of Adelaide. 

    His teaching includes classical guitar, postgraduate supervision, chamber music and music education. 

    Find out more by visiting Oliver Fartach-Naini's website.

How to apply

Audition registrations are now open for Semester 2, 2024 entry.

Register for your audition/interview

Submit your audition/interview application

Pay audition/interview fee

When registering, you must pay a non-refundable audition/interview registration fee via the online shop to be guaranteed an audition (search 'audition').

Bachelor of Music applicants

There is an audition registration fee of $26 for the first audition and $21 per subsequent audition.

Pay audition/interview registration fee

Apply to SATAC or International Admissions

Domestic students

You will need to lodge an application through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

Visit the SATAC website

International students

You will need to lodge an application through our International Admissions Service. You do not need to register for an audition.

International applications

Current UofA students

You will need to lodge an internal transfer application.

Apply for an internal transfer

Prepare for your audition/interview

Please ensure you have followed the audition requirements for your specialisation:

Audition requirements by program

The Conservatorium does not provide accompanists except for the Bachelor of Music Theatre auditions. All other auditions that require an accompanist should contact the Accompanists' Guild of SA.

Applicants should contact accompanists as early as possible as auditions cannot be rescheduled to accommodate accompanist availability.

On the day of your audition, please ensure you arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition or interview. You will receive notification of your audition outcome following your audition.

We look forward to meeting you!