Write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
As a music professional you will be involved in a creative industry.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
The following study pathway shows the most common and direct route for a UWA student to pursue this career.
This course is required to pursue this career.
Other relevant majors include:
*Please note this major can only be taken by students concurrently enrolled in the Music Studies major within the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree
Postgraduate study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.
Relevant postgraduate courses include:
BA (Music) Hons.
Performing before an international audience with the legendary Jose Carreras - and against the backdrop of the ancient Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat - is an experience that I am not likely to forget.
I accompanied Carreras in a vocal version of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez in a concert that raised funds for the Red Cross and for Cambodia's countless landmine victims, and when Carreras performed in Perth, I was again his guest soloist.
I began guitar tuition in Bosnia as a child and showed immediate promise. However, when my family came to Perth as refugees, times were hard and it was months before the family could even afford a second-hand guitar.
My talent was spotted by UWA's John Casey who suggested me as Carreras' accompanist at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra charity performance in Cambodia.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with first class Honours. I won the Flora Bunning Memorial Prize from the UWA School of Music to fund my study under the renowned guitarist, Craig Ogden, in England.
In April 2004 I released my debut CD Rouge Guitar. This was followed by a DVD featuring concerts, interviews and music clips, entitled In Conversation and on Stage.
I released my second album Stir the Sky in 2007.