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Course summary

Brass band, Wind band, Choir, Contemporary music, Big band or Function group. If you’re an instrumental or vocal musician looking for a more traditional music education, then the Music Performance degree is the right choice for you. Developed out of Salford’s pioneering Band Musicianship programme, this course will give you the opportunity to study traditional music practices from a broad range of perspectives, developing technical and creative skills alongside academic study. Focused on providing the hands-on experience needed for a professional career in music, you’ll also perform regularly in the department’s acclaimed ensembles, contributing to a varied and extensive annual concert series. What’s more, this classically orientated music degree is renowned for producing highly successful graduates in the fields of composition, conducting and performance, with alumni including Nigel Clarke, Joe Duddell, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Ben Richeton and Glyn Williams. You will

  • Learn from leading musicians as part of a course that is well-known for producing highly successful musicians who are active within industry
  • Study in state-of-the-art rehearsal, recording and performance facilities
  • Explore creative ideas in the context of cross-genre collaboration
  • Develop key skillsets needed to graduate as a Bachelor of Musical Arts, ready to take the first step in your professional career
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Year One • Musicianship Skills • Music and Society: Antiquity to Enlightenment • Fundamentals of Composition, Arranging and Technology • Performance Studies • Music and Society: The Modern Era • Applied Composition and Technology Year Two • Music and Context: German Romanticism You can choose the optional modules • Advanced Musicianship Skills • Compositional Practice • Studio Composition • Audio for Media • Studio Recording and Production • Music Journalism • Professional Development in the Creative Industries • Creative Composition and Arranging • Advanced Musicology • Advanced Performance Studies • Advanced Studio Composition • Advanced Studio and Location Recording • Ethnomusicology Year three • Project Scope • Professional Practice • Negotiated Major Project Visit our Musical Arts degree CourseFinder webpage -

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