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Bachelor Of Classical Music (Hons)

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    Degree
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    Duration
    3 Years
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    Intake
    Jan, May & Sep
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    Tution Fees
    RM 80,110

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Music (Hons.) programme is intended for those who wish to pursue classical music studies to an advanced level and has the advantage of a very broad based curriculum without compromising the possibility of increasing the specialisation in one or more areas. Performance and performance-related studies are especially prominent but other areas such as history, analysis and stylistic composition are also included.

This blend of practical work and academic inquiry will produce graduates equipped with a raft of skills and knowledge that will be of value to many employers and enable them to pursue careers not only as performers and teachers, but also as administrators and managers within the wider music industry and beyond.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Exams
Detailed entry requirements

STPM

At least 2 principal passes with minimum CGPA of 2.0

A-Level

2 principles

UEC

At least B grade in 5 subjects

UCSI Foundation Year / Foundation programs from other higher learning institutions / National Matriculation/ Pre-U2 Singapore/ Diploma (Level 4 KKM)

Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.0

High/Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) / Canadian Grade 12 – title following various districts in Canada / Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Canadian International Matriculation (CIMP)/ SAM / AUSMAT / SACE / TEE / HSC (NSW) / NTCE / WACE

Pass with a minimum of 60%

Other

Or, other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency AND Passed the music audition

Music Audition Requirements

Performance Audition (Auditions are conducted at least 1 month before the start of the semester): 

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Memorization is strongly encouraged for scholarship application
  • Classical Music: 3 pieces of contrasting styles (e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern)
    • Classical Voice: 3 pieces of contrasting styles in at least two different languages (e.g. German, Italian, French, English, Chinese)
  • Contemporary Music: 3 pieces of contrasting styles (preferably contemporary styles: jazz, pop, rock, Latin, popular styles, etc.)

Notes:

  • String/woodwind/voice majors are required to bring along their own piano accompanist or request for one from the Institute. In this case, a fee will be charged. Contemporary music candidates may choose to use minus-one recordings to accompany their audition. Please bring your own laptop, tablet, or another similar audio-playback device. The Institute will prepare a 1/8 – 1/8-inch audio connection.
  • Composition majors are required to submit a portfolio of compositions and pass the audition on a major instrument 

Aural Diagnostic Test: Repeat a melody and a rhythmic phrase from memory. Sample Questions (Click Here)  

Theory Diagnostic Test: Topics include intervals, scales & key signatures. Sample Questions (Click Here)

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