Conservatorium accompanists

2020 Semester 2 Resource for Accompanists

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music provides students with an accompanist allowance to rehearse and perform with an approved accompanist in performance classes and practical examinations.

These allowances are available within the following degrees;

  • Diploma in Music (Practical)
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Music (Practical)
  • Master of Music (Performance Teaching)
  • Master of Music (Music Performance)

Practical Examination Accompanist Allowance

Maximum accompanist allowance times are listed below and are inclusive of both rehearsal AND performance times (with the exception of RHD Master of Music recitals) eg. for a Bachelor of Music student enrolled in MUSI10221 Practical Music 2, the allowance would cover up to 1 hour and 40 minutes for rehearsal, and 20 minutes for the required examination time, for a total of 2 hours.

One hour per student 
Bachelor of MusicMUSI20026 Minor Music Performance 2
MUSI30051 Minor Music Performance 4
Two hours per student 
Bachelor of Music / Diploma in Music (Practical)MUSI10221 Practical Music 2
MUSI20200 Practical Music 4
MUSI30251 Practical Music 6
MUSI20202 Performance 4
MUSI30218 Music Performance 6
Bachelor of Music (Honours)MUSI40060 Concerto
Four hours per student
Bachelor of MusicMUSI30253 Performance 6
MUSI30008 Performance Study 6
Bachelor of Music (Honours)MUSI40061 Recital
Graduate Diploma in Music (Practical)MUSI40017 Practical Study 2
Master of Music (Performance Teaching)MUSI90156 Performing to Teach 2
MUSI90157 Pedagogue Recital
Master of Music (Music Performance)(RHD Recitals receive accompanist allowance of up to 4 hours of rehearsal time PLUS the relevant examination time)
MUSI90100 Recital 1
MUSI70014 Recital 2

NOTE: Payment for any rehearsals in excess of the allocated hours indicated above, or for an accompanist not listed on the Conservatorium's list of approved accompanists, are the responsibility of the student.

List of approved conservatorium accompanists

Students are required to use accompanists from the Conservatorium's list of approved accompanists.

Students are required to notify the Conservatorium, via the Practical Examination Program Approval Form (due week 8 of each semester) of the accompanist that will be used for their recital examination. Students must notify the Faculty Academic Support Office if they are changing accompanists.

NameSpecialist instrument and areasPhoneEmail
Aidan Boase 0400 408
Nina Xu 0403 203
Gina Gataveckaite 0452 570
Stefan Cassomenos 0413 141
Elizabeth AndersonHarpsichord0405 267
Leigh Harrold 0417 895
Berta Brozgul 0490 404
Jacob Abela 0488 202
Christopher Wong 0490 046
Yasmin Rowe 0416 092
Rhodri Clarke 0457 052
Tamara Vasilevitsky 0412 531
Peter Baker 0439 397
Elyane Laussade 0408 626
Ann MorganHarpsichord(03) 5348
Janis Cook (*not available in Semester 1 2020) 0428 480
Larissa Cox 0417 583
Liam Wooding 0497 034
Coady Green 0488 129
Kenji Fujimura 0412 787
David MacfarlaneOrgan, Harpsichord0412 915
Tom Griffiths 0411 957
Andrea Katz 0414 015
Elena Mogilevski 0402 240
Emma Lippa 0404 018
Calvin Bowman 0430 905
Louisa Breen 0439 565
Konrad Olszewski 0438 183
Raymond Shon 0437 449
Michelle Nguyen 0411 697
Karen Neumann 0423 935
Betty Vergara-Pink 0466 631
Victoria Bilogan 0413 180
Stewart Kelly 0423 158
Jane Ferdinands 0425 427
Priscilla TaylorHarpsichord(03) 9387
Donald NicolsonHarpsichord, Fortepiano, Piano0450 242
Julia Hastings 0417 083
Peter de Jager 0432 681
Robin Baker 0435 073
Nicholas Young 0434 742

Non-keyboard accompaniment

Contemporary music students completing the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) and students undertaking specialist instrumental studies (eg. early music) can apply for special permission from the Faculty Academic Support Office to use an accompanist outside of the Conservatorium's list of approved accompanists.

FAQ Conservatorium accompanists

Apply to become an approved accompanist

Normally, completion of a postgraduate qualification in music performance, together with at least three years accompanying at a professional level, constitutes basic eligibility to lodge an application.

Do not contact members of staff directly regarding your application. Instead, prepare the following application materials:

  • a detailed CV outlining qualifications, experience and a sample repertoire list demonstrating the range and level of repertoire in an accompanying role as well as a list of appropriate performances over the last three years.
  • web-based, video recorded material demonstrating a professional level of concert accompaniment (at least 45 minutes in total) in at least three areas from the following: strings, woodwind, brass, voice or chamber music. Dates of the performances should be provided.
  • two written references from professional (performing) musicians of standing that are not more than six months old and which comment directly on accompanying experience and capacity. The referees need to be available for further consultation if needed.

Send all materials and any queries by email to

Frequently Asked Questions may be found here.