Master of Music Therapy

Important! Please make sure you have read the How to Apply information for this course prior to reading the interview requirements below.

Interview/audition dates

2024 Start Year Intake

Interview dates to be announced in August 2023

Interview/audition requirements

An audition and interview will be required for all shortlisted applicants as part of the selection process. Shortlisted applicants will be notified of how to book into an interview, approximately 1 week after applications close.

Interviews will run for approximately 20 minutes and will be held online via Zoom Web Conferencing.

You will be given a song which you will be asked to perform, from memory and accompany yourself on guitar. Please ensure that your guitar is tuned.

One week prior to the audition, applicants will be given a song and will be asked to perform and accompany themselves on guitar at the audition.

At the interview, you will be asked to discuss your interest in the study of music therapy, your understanding of the profession and of literature, and any relevant experience. You are strongly advised to observe the work of a qualified and registered music therapist. A list of the facilities available for observation visits is also listed in the Music Therapy Information Pack.

You should also research information on Music Therapy from prominent sites, such as:

The following textbook is also strongly recommended:

  • Meadows, A. (Ed.). (2011). Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives, Barcelona Publishers.

How will I be assessed?

Your practice portfolio will be assessed against the following criteria by the selection panel:

  • academic reference
  • musical ability
  • performance on primary instrument covering a range of contrasting styles (combination of classical, jazz, improvisatory work, etc.)
  • demonstrated vocal skill across a range of genres, styles, or decades
  • guitar accompaniment demonstrating a minimum of basic skills, including first position chords, barre chords, bass runs, and various accompanying styles such as strumming and picking techniques

In the audition and interview, shortlisted applicants will be assessed against the following criteria by the selection panel:

  • applicant's musical ability
  • interest in the study of music therapy, an elementary understanding of the profession, and relevant experience.

Please note that all applicants will be ranked based on the above criteria, up to the capacity of places within the course.

Conditions of enrolment:

Successful applicants will be required to hold a current Working with Children Check and current police check