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MAChoral Studies

University of Chichester United Kingdom, Chichester
Tuition fee £9,950.00 per year
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This is a practical performance-based MA, combining extensive development of skill as a member of a dedicated choral ensemble, with choir training, choral arrangement and individual vocal development. The Master’s choir will undertake at least two concert tours in each academic year, both in the UK and overseas, with basic travel costs included in the course fees. On the MA programme you will be expected to demonstrate your critical awareness of current practice in your own specialist area and in a practical choral studies MA you will be expected to do this through your skills in choral arrangement, choral direction and choral singing. This can only be done with a fluent level of technical and expressive skill which gives you the confidence and the means to show originality in applying through your work the knowledge you have developed in research and scholarship. For this reason the range of support included for the development of your choral experience is extensive, including weekly choral rehearsals, coaching in choral conducting, regular performance experience and two performance tours in the UK and overseas during the academic year.

This emphasis on performance tours, especially outside the UK, ensures that the regular support you receive from teachers who are familiar to you is complemented by invaluable exposure to other professional views and experience of different choral traditions. Your regular weekly lessons will take place on campus but you will need to be willing to travel to performance venues in the UK and in Europe at least twice during the MA programme as part of your choral training. Arrangements will be made in consultation with you, staff at the University and relevant external venues and festivals.

Students study the work of leading ensembles, research relevant areas of repertoire and performance practice. The dissertation, which is the culmination of the year’s practical performance experience is presented at the end of the academic year.

Programme structure

This course is modular and comprises six taught modules, arranged in three strands:

Semester 1

MAC1 Choral Direction
MAC4 Written Exercise (Repertoire)
MAC3 Choral Experience (Dissertation), (tour 1).

Semester 2

MAC2 Choral Arrangement
MAC5 Written Exercise (Performance Practice)
MAC3 Choral Experience (Dissertation), (tour 2).

Semester 3

MAC3 Choral Experience (Dissertation).

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
May 1, 2018 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States