• Dr. Gary Holgate
  • Program Leader

    Dr. Gary Holgate
  • Qualification

    Postgraduate
  • Campus

    Sydney

AWARD: Master of Music

Strengthen your creative practice with a robust research foundation:

 

Take your performance to the next level

 

Your Master of Music will speak volumes:

  • Explore, develop and deepen your creative practice within an academic framework
  • Collaborate and thrive in AIM’s inter-disciplinary music scene – classical, jazz, contemporary, electronic music, composition, theatre and more – where you can workshop with peers and industry professionals
  • Harness weekly sessions to produce a research-based creative work: your final performance, folio and/or recording. You’ll be supported by a supervisor who specialises in seeing you succeed
  • Develop your research, analytical and writing skills, as well as critical and creative thinking
  • Produce a formal research report and become a recognised thought leader in your chosen musical field
  • Explore more through electives that amplify and extend your experience
  • Be guided and mentored by industry experts who are determined to help you grow as a performer and will support you through your academic research

Download our Program Guide for course structure and subject details.

Open the door to new career opportunities

Not only will your postgraduate studies allow you to specialise and further progress in your chosen musical career, our AIM postgraduate courses will also open up the possibility of further academic work and career options, as well as professional teaching opportunities.

The Graduate Certificate in Music, Graduate Diploma in Music and Master of Music combine major study, research, graduate seminars and elective study streams. And throughout your course, we’ll help you develop a broad range of skills by auditing undergraduate units.

For more information on the specific entry and admissions processes relevant to your program of interest and your student status, please follow the links below:

Domestic Students

How to Apply

Admissions Criteria

 

International Students

How to Apply

Admissions Criteria

 

Staff Members

Dr Gary Holgate
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Dr Gary Holgate

  • Leadership

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Sydney

  • Departments

    Graduate Studies

Gary Holgate’s credentials are many and varied.

His Associate Diploma Jazz Studies featured majors in both electric bass and double bass, and for his Master of Music degree he focussed on jazz performance while also studying classical bass techniques. Gary has performed and recorded with many acclaimed jazz artists including Kevin Hunt, Grace Knight, Bill Risby, Joy Yates and Dave MacRae, and Jazz Nouveau.

His doctoral project focussed on interactions in improvised music and his research interests include live jazz performance and qualitative research methodologies.

Dr Gary Holgate