ANAM / Griffith University Master of Music (Research)

This is a fully accredited post-graduate degree offered through the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, open to musicians who successfully meet both ANAM and Griffith University’s entry requirements. This 18-month program is delivered at ANAM in South Melbourne, in partnership with Griffith University, and provides an intensive instrumental training program, focusing on solo, chamber and ensemble/orchestral training and performance, underpinned by research/reflective study.


On completion of the ANAM / Griffith University Master of Music (Research) degree, students:

  • Will be able to demonstrate the highest technical and ensemble abilities, independence of thought, critical judgment, interpretative capabilities, and a high level of stylistic awareness in performance on their chosen instrument;
  • Will have developed the performance, artistic and personal skills for entry into the busy and diverse 21st century performance profession as leading solo, chamber and orchestral musicians, as outstanding teachers, as entrepreneurial musicians, and, in each and every capacity, as passionate musical advocates;
  • Will have developed the attributes and skills necessary to be advocates and leaders in shaping the future of the profession;
  • Will comprehend the importance of an energetic relationship between performer and listener, audience and community;
  • Will demonstrate the capacity to synthesise practical and research skills in a variety of formats including the ability to perform publicly at a high level.


To be eligible for the award of Master of Music (Research), students must undertake the key areas of the ANAM Professional Performance Program and acquire 120 credit points from Griffith University in the subjects specified below:

*NB: Students can accelerate their degree by completing 7179QCM_P2 Music Production and Presentation in the Griffith University Summer Semester.

Musicians undertaking this course may apply for a Commonwealth Government Australian Post-Graduate Award (APA), through Griffith University. If a musician is awarded an APA, they will not be eligible to receive the ANAM Monthly Financial Assistance.

The program is led by Dr Stephen Emmerson of Griffith University

For more course information visit Griffith University’s website HERE or contact Laura Holian, ANAM Musician Coordinator, at



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