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 Music||MUSI20026 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 Music||MUSI30253 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.
|Name||Specialist instrument and areas||Phone|
|Victoria Bilogan||0413 180 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Larissa Cox||0417 583 email@example.com|
|Michelle Nguyen||0411 697 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robin Baker||0435 073 247||Robinb222@optusnet.com.au|
|Peter de Jager||0432 681 email@example.com|
|Tom Griffiths||0411 957 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nina Xu||0403 203 email@example.com|
|Elizabeth Anderson||Harpsichord||0405 267 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aidan Boase||0400 408 email@example.com|
|Kenji Fujimura||0412 787 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Berta Brozgul||0490 404 email@example.com|
|Konrad Olszewski||0438 183 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen Neumann||0423 935 email@example.com|
|Jane Ferdinands||0425 427 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Donald Nicolson||Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Piano||0450 242 email@example.com|
|Ann Morgan||Harpsichord||(03) 5348 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Julia Hastings||0417 083 email@example.com|
|Peter Baker||0439 397 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priscilla Taylor||Harpsichord||(03) 9387 email@example.com|
|Rhodri Clarke||0457 052 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emma Lippa||0404 018 email@example.com|
|Coady Green||0488 129 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stefan Cassomenos||0413 141 email@example.com|
|Stewart Kelly||0423 158 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Janis Cook||0428 480 email@example.com|
|Tamara Vasilevitsky||0412 531 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Louisa Breen||0439 565 email@example.com|
|Gina Gataveckaite||0452 570 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elena Mogilevski||0402 240 email@example.com|
|Leigh Harrold||0417 895 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Betty Vergara-Pink||0466 631 email@example.com|
|David Macfarlane||Organ, Harpsichord||0412 915 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Yasmin Rowe||0416 092 email@example.com|
|Andrea Katz||0414 015 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Raymond Shon||0437 449 email@example.com|
|Elyane Laussade||0408 626 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jacob Abela||0488 202 email@example.com|
|Calvin Bowman||0430 905 firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
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 email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions may be found here.