Music applicants

Experience Music at Western

Interested in studying music at Western? Keen on performing, production, composition or musicology?

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Applying to Western for Music

All music applicants will need to apply through UAC or direct.

You may either audition into the degree or submit qualifications for Band 4 HSC Music, or AMEB theory and practical qualifications or TAFE qualifications.


To audition for the degree, book a time through the link below. You will be asked to perform two short, contrasting pieces or songs (or excerpts of two pieces) and/or perform one piece and present one or more compositions as scores and/or recordings. Works performed can be covers or originals, performed solo or with accompanying musicians or with backing tracks on your phone.

Auditions will be held at the Kingswood campus or on Zoom, on the following dates:

  • July 12 (on Kingswood campus); July 14 (on Zoom); and August 23 (on Zoom);
  • November 21 (on campus), November 22 (on Zoom) and November 23 (on campus);
  • January 16, 2024 (on campus), January 17 (on Zoom) and January 18 (on Zoom).

If you have any enquiries or are not able to attend on one of these dates, email John Encarnacao at or Clare Maclean at

Apply through UAC or Western and Submit AMEB or TAFE qualifications

(a) Band 4 HSC: Applicants who have a band 4 or higher in the HSC will not be required to audition.

(b) AMEB: If you have demonstrated a level of attainment in 6th grade AMEB musical performance (instrument or voice) or equivalent, and 4th grade AMEB music theory and/or musicianship or equivalent, you will not be required to audition. Instead, when you apply for the degree, you can upload your AMEB qualifications to your application.

(c) TAFE: If you have attained a diploma or advanced diploma in Music from TAFE you will not be required to audition. Instead, when you apply for the degree, you will be asked to upload your TAFE qualifications to your application.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

Got questions?

Contacts for further information:
Dr Clare Maclean by email
Dr Waldo Garrido by email