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Course summary

This course offers a wealth of performance opportunities and introduces you to a wide range of musical studies at an advanced level. You’ll study with one of our expert professional instrumental/vocal teachers and with the guidance of our experienced performance staff and resident repetiteur to develop your skills in technical proficiency, presentation and interpretation in musical performance. You’ll be encouraged and supported to take an interest in performance research to enhance your musical and artistic development. Through individual lessons, performance classes and masterclasses, you’ll prepare and perform a recital as the major part of your course, and also explore the challenges of performing a large-scale musical structure through the concerto/song-cycle/extended work module. You’ll also be introduced to and supported to apply performance research methods, enabling you to situate your performance interests and repertoire within a wider academic context, and will devise and undertake an applied performance project that might focus on performance practice, ensemble work, pedagogic studies, doubling on a second instrument, or another area of performance-related interest. The course is ideal if you wish to pursue advanced performance studies, or are an existing performer wishing to enhance your skills or undertake continuous professional development. It can also be used as preparation for undertaking a performance-based practice-led PhD.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in music or a related subject. Professional experience will also be considered in place of a formal qualification if you can demonstrate a good level of musical understanding or practical experience. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Please contact us for more information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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