• About Music at Tabor

    Why Study Music at Tabor? 

    Tabor has a growing music program preparing students to be career-ready.  We offer study options part-time or full-time and are flexible to create the best study pathway to suit you.The music department at Wayville pride themselves on their supportive and community environment embedded with academic excellence.

    An advantage about studying music at Tabor is the option to study a wide range of music. Students can perform in a range of genres such as pop, jazz, classical, contemporary, musical theatre, rock, composition and more. A wide range of ensembles are offered such as choirs, a Capella singing groups, chamber groups, and bands. Students are also encouraged to learn a new instrument at Tabor, where they can up skill their instrumental music ability.

    Tabor have a real focus on preparing our students for their actual careers, providing skills, opportunities and an educational focus that make our students confident and career ready.

    >>   Book your audition now

    Example Music Subjects:

    • Performance - Masterclass, Large Ensembles, Small Ensembles, Instrumental Music Lessons (included in course fees)
    • Music Theory and Aural
    • Composition
    • Music for Teachers (Music Education)
    • Music History and Instrumentation
    • Music for Worship

    - Students can also take up subjects in other areas across the main campus or through cross-institutions

    - Students can study part-time, full-time, or choose individual subjects.

    - Interested in becoming a classroom teacher of music, a great pathway is the BA then M.Teach. This way you specialise in music and get a Masters degree in teaching which is often attractive for employers. You can also pick up a second area of specialisation like Home-Ec, Maths, P.E, English or subjects from other institutions like French! 

    Typical opportunities and activities in music at Tabor:

    • Music Tours
    • Educational school trips
    • Gigs and paid performance connections
    • Instrumental music teaching (paid)
    • Student Leadership Committees
    • Learning a second instrument (free of charge)
    • Competitive ensembles
    • Community based ensembles
    • Large scale performances within Tabor and the wider community
    • Social activities! Games nights, Karaoke nights, lunches, and pub/cafe drinks.

    Some of the achievements and awards of our music students over the past year
    • First, second and honourable mentions in Eisteddfods and Young Composer Awards
    • National music competitions for ensembles
    • Professional Pathways Mentorship with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra 
    • Elite gigs such as at the World Teachers Day Awards and education conferences
    • Instrumental music coordinator in schools
    • Establishing successful small businesses
    • Kodály Music Scholarships
    • Lead roles in community musical theatre

    • Audition Process, Theory & FAQ

      BOOK NOW to audition for undergraduate music study at Tabor in 2019.

      Audition early to see whether we can offer you a place in 2019 *

      * Subject to ATAR and audition success.  *Audition must be supplemented with SATAC application. To apply for entry into music, please go to SATAC (http://www.satac.edu.au/undergraduate-explore) and search for course code 5A0406

      Auditions are taking place in Wayville, Mt Gambier and Port Lincoln. Interstate or country applicants can audition via video submission.

      BOOK AUDITION NOW and start your musical journey with Tabor

      >  Audition Process document and Frequently Asked Questions 

      > Common pathways for degree entry 

      Theory Assessment Information

      The theory assessment is just a guide to see where you are at. Please do not stress if you cannot do parts of this assessment. It is merely a guide so we can stream students.

      Click here to book your audition 

      Email: jfletcher@adelaide.tabor.edu.au   or   Phone: 08 8373 8777

      • Location: Wayville

        The Music program have their own facility located at 68 Greenhill Road Wayville.  The facility is equipped for musicians with practice rooms, music software and equipment. The main campus of Tabor is only a few minutes drive down Goodwood Road. 

        Click here for a map.

        • Contact Details

          Phone: 08 8373 8777

          Tabor Main Campus Email: enquiry@adelaide.tabor.edu.au

          Music Department Email: music@tabor.edu.au

          Music Location: 68 Greenhill Road Wayville, South Australia.

          Music Coordinator, Dr Janelle Fletcher: jfletcher@adelaide.tabor.edu.au

          Facebook: Tabor Music Department

          Instagram: tabor_music

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          • Resources for teachers and students

            For free resources, worksheets, explanation sheets, videos and more:

            LINK TO PAGE

            Also check out our Facebook: Tabor Music Department, Instagram: tabor_music, and YouTube: Music Tabor

            • Music Showcase 2017 - Video Clip

              • Excursion to Tabor for the day

                è       Friday 14th June, 2019    OR    Friday  9th August, 2019.

                THESE DATES ARE NOW FULL. But we have added a date:   Friday July 26th, 2019.

                If you are a budding musician in year 11 or 12, or a teacher of keen students, why not come along to Tabor for a day and participate in our lectures. Come and see what it is like to be a Tabor Muso for the day.

                See links below for information and booking form. Please note there is a limited number of vacancies for schools/students.

                           -   Information Letter  

                         -   Booking Form

                          -   Flyer for students / Poster for noticeboard 

                • Fringe Event: GLOW promo video

                  • Summer Music Theory Course

                    We are considering running a mid-year 2019 Winter  Music Theory Course. If this interests you, please email: music@tabor.edu.au

                    Summer Music Theory Short Course

                    Brush up on your skills ready for the year

                    A crash course of music theory from the beginner level to advanced

                    Certificate provided

                    Booklet of notes and resources provided

                    Ideal for:

                    • Those entering university for music
                    • Preparation for tertiary music theory assessments and AMEB theory/musicianship exams
                    • Year 11/12s music students in preparation for the year
                    • Musicians who want to further their practical experience with theoretical knowledge 
                    • Those who are passionate about music and want to learn more. 
                    • Those considering entering Tabor's music program and require a pass in the theory assessment


                    • Note reading in bass, treble, tenor and alto clef
                    • Key signatures, scales and circle of fifths
                    • Triads and chords
                    • Basic harmony
                    • Aural
                    • Musical Analysis
                    • Using Sibelius notation software
                    • Harmony style: Jazz (contemporary) and Classical (traditional) styles will be simultaneous taught
                    Style of teaching:

                    • Lecture style supported with practical examples and activities
                    • Supportive environment
                    • Resources provided
                    • Computers and Sibelius notation software provided
                    • Study space, music resources and wifi provided


                    • 5 sessions at 2 hours each
                    • Total of 10 hours
                    • 24th, 28th and 31st January, and, February 4th and 7th  2019


                    • $11 per hour (2 hour sessions)
                    • Only $110 per person for all sessions and resources. (This course has been subsidised for 2019)
                    • This price will only be for 2019.

                    Note : There is a minimum number of participants required, and there is a maximum number capped.