How To Apply For Our Courses – JMI

FREE Pre-audition Interviews

Jazz Music Institute are offering FREE pre-audition interviews for anyone interested in enrolling in our courses. In this free pre-audition interview you will be able to:

  • have a meet and greet with the Head of School
  • ask questions relating to course and audition requirements
  • have a walk around our campus and see the facilities on offer

You can arrange a pre-audition interview by phoning our office during business hours (10am-4pm Mon-Fri) and organising a time that suits you.

How to apply for 2018 entry

To apply for courses at JMI, applicants will need to arrange an audition.  We will be holding auditions at your convenience by appointment as of 1 September 2017. To arrange an audition, you will need to complete the Application for Audition Form. Send this form through to JMI and our administrative staff will contact you to arrange a time. A $30 audition fee is required to be paid before the audition.

Decisions on auditions are made by an audition panel comprised of key academic personnel at JMI.  Decisions will be made in accordance with JMI’s Fairness Procedures which are available on the Academic Policies page of this website.

There is an expected 4-week turnaround from when an applicant performs and audition to when they find out their audition results.  Applicants will be notified via letter in the mail of their results unless otherwise notified or requested.

Certificate III & IV in Music Industry

Audition Requirements

The audition process for Certificate III & IV in Music Industry (Performance) is outlined below. We offer a free pre-audition interview which is advisable but not necessary. If you are unsure of the specific information please contact the office for further clarification. You can also arrange lessons with staff prior to your audition.

Prepared pieces

Applicants are to prepare 2 contrasting pieces. These could be in the style of a blues, jazz standard, ballad, latin/bossa or other.

Scales and Arpeggios
Instrumental applicants (brass, woodwind, bass/guitar/piano) to demonstrate knowledge of the following Major scales and arpeggios
C, F, Bb, G, D, (from memory) in 8th notes at 60bpm

Guitar, Electric Bass & Piano applicants must perform these scales and arpeggios in 2 octaves.

Vocalists will need to sing the following scales Major scale in one key only. Will need to play the following major scales on the piano (own tempo) C, F and G.

Drummers will need to play the following major scales on the piano (own tempo) C, F and G.

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance

Audition Requirements

The Audition Process
The audition process for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance is outlined below. If you are unsure of the specific information please contact the office for further clarification. You can also arrange lessons with staff prior to your audition. If you are unable to complete some of the following requirements, you may be offered lessons with staff or short courses after your audition to enable you to be deemed eligible for entry into the course.

1. Prepared pieces
Instrumentalists (brass, woodwind, bass, guitar, piano) and drummers are to select 2 pieces from the list below (1 piece from each list). Vocalists are to select 2 pieces from List B only. Applicants will perform these 2 pieces with the rhythm section provided by JMI on the day of audition.
N.B. If you would like to get the sheet music for the repertoire below, please contact JMI directly.

List A List B
Blue Monk Autumn Leaves
Tenor Madness All of Me
Blues by Five Fly me to the moon
Sonnymoon for Two Exactly Like You
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You

2. Technical

Instrumentalists (brass, woodwind, bass, guitar, piano) to perform the following:

• Major scales in the keys of C, F, G, D, A, Bb, Eb
• Major, Dominant 7th and Minor 7th arpeggios in the keys of C, F, G, D, A, Bb, Eb

Guitarists are to demonstrate the above information in at least 2 positions.

Vocalists will need to sing the following scales in three keys of their choice:
• Major scales

Vocalists will also need to play the following scales on the piano (own tempo):
• Major scales in the keys of G, C & F.

Drummers will also need to play the following scales on the piano (own tempo):
• Major scales in the keys of G, C & F.

3. Theory & Aural Exam
Applicants will sit a music theory exam on basic music theory knowledge which will include:
• Basic rhythmic construction: quarter and eighth notes, and rests.
• Write major scales up to four flats/sharps;
• Write major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads.

Applicants will also sit a brief aural exam in which they will have to:
1. Distinguish between:
• Major and minor triads
• Major, minor and dominant seventh chords.
2. Distinguish between:
• major and minor seconds
• perfect fifths and octaves
• major thirds and perfect fourths
3. Name degrees (numbers, letters or solfege) of major scales over given tonics (scale tone recognition).

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants with Higher Education Study
To gain entry into this course, applicants will need to undertake an audition as per the audition requirements set out for this course. Only applicants deemed successful by the audition panel will be granted an offer to enter this course.

Applicants that have previously undertaken Higher Education study will be eligible for Advanced Standing through the audition process. Applicants looking to gain advanced standing (credit) for previous study will need to bring all documentation of their prior study along in their audition.

An assessment will be made by the audition panel on whether the applicant will be made an offer for the course and how much credit (if any) they can receive for their previous study. This assessment will take into account both the performance ability of the applicant and the knowledge gained from previous study as per JMI’s Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy available on JMI’s Academic Policies page.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
To gain entry into this course, applicants will need to undertake an audition as per the audition requirements set out for this course. Only applicants deemed successful by the audition panel will be granted an offer to enter this course.

Applicants that have previously undertaken VET study will be eligible for Advanced Standing through the audition process. Applicants looking to gain advanced standing (credit) for previous study will need to bring all documentation of their prior study along in their audition.

An assessment will be made by the audition panel on whether the applicant will be made an offer for the course and how much credit (if any) they can receive for their previous study. This assessment will take into account both the performance ability of the applicant and the knowledge gained from previous study as per JMI’s Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy available on JMI’s Academic Policies page.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Australian Year 12 students
To gain entry into this course, applicants will need to undertake an audition as per the audition requirements set out for this course. Only applicants deemed successful by the audition panel will be granted an offer to enter this course.

Applicants do not require an ATAR score (OP for Qld applicants) to gain entry into this course.

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience

To gain entry into this course, applicants will need to undertake an audition as per the audition requirements set out for this course. Only applicants deemed successful by the audition panel will be granted an offer to enter this course.

Applicants that have a significant amount of work and life experience in the field of jazz performance can be eligible for Advanced Standing through the audition process. Applicants looking to gain advanced standing (credit) for work and life experience in the field of jazz performance will need to bring along their CV outlining the depth of their performance experience.

An assessment will be made by the audition panel on whether the applicant will be made an offer for the course and how much credit (if any) they can receive for their experience in jazz performance. This assessment will take into account both the performance ability of the applicant and the knowledge gained from previous study as per JMI’s Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy available on JMI’s Academic Policies page.

Additional Information - English Language Proficiency

English Language Proficiency

Applicants will need to demonstrate an adequate level of English Language proficiency prior to gaining entry into this course. The following is deemed adequate and will require providing documentation (in brackets) at the point of audition.

– A Pass in Year 12 English (Senior School Certificate)
– Previous study in a VET course at Diploma level or above – AQF Level 5 or above – either complete or incomplete (Statement of Attainment)
– Previous study in a Higher Education course at Bachelor level or above – AQF Level 7 or above – either complete or incomplete (Academic Transcript)
– A score of 6.0 on a IELTS test
– An overall score of 150 or better on the QTAC STAT test

If applicants cannot demonstrate an adequate level of English Language proficiency at the time of audition, they will need to undertake a STAT test at QTAC (www.qtac.edu.au) and gain an overall score of 150 or better prior to being offered a place in this course.

If you are unable to achieve this score then you will need to complete a preparatory course in English to be able to enter this course. Contact JMI for more information regarding English preparatory courses that are available.

Enrolment

Enrolment

If an applicant is successful in their audition, they will be sent a Letter of Offer via mail. This Letter of Offer will outline:
– the course for which they are offered a place
– details of any advanced standing they may have received
– process for accepting the offer
– important upcoming dates including the date of required reply to accept the offer and
– details of fees and options for payment of fees.

For this course, fee payment options include:
– Defer all fees to a FEE-HELP debt
– Defer some fees to a FEE-HELP debt and pay the remaining fees up-front
– Pay total some of semester fees up-front

Applicants can accept their offer by completing the Application for Enrolment Form and Fee Payment Options Form that will be enclosed with the Letter of Offer by the required date of reply stated in the letter.

Student Profile

Student Profile
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

Full year intake – 2017

Applicant Background No. of Students % of Students
(A) Past Higher Education Study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
5 17%
(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study 4 14%
(C) Recent secondary education:
– Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
– Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
– Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

N/A
N/A
12

N/A
N/A
45%
(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
7 24%
International Students N/A N/A
All Students 29 100%

Jazz Music Institute

Admissions Information

Campus Location:
47 Brookes Street
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006

Open Days in 2017
16th September 2017
For more info click here

Important Dates
1st Sep 2017 – Auditions Open*
31st Jan 2018 – Auditions Close*
19th Feb 2018 – Orientation Week
26th Feb 2018 – Semester 1 commences

*There is an approximate 4-week turnaround between holding your audition and receiving your audition results

Contact Information

E-mail: play@jazz.qld.edu.au
Phone: (07) 3216 1110

Please call or e-mail the above for any queries regarding the course, enrolment, audition process, fees etc.