|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This unique pathway in Choral Conducting is directed by Professor Simon Halsey and is in association with the CBSO and its internationally renowned choruses and conductors. Key elements of the course include directed podium time with University Ensembles, weekly sessions focusing on score preparation, symphonic repertoire, and conducting techniques, singing with the CBSO Chorus, and assisting CBSO Youth and Community choruses.
The programme will allow you to have significant directed podium time with University ensembles as well as undertaking singing lessons, sing in Birmingham University Singers, sing in the CBSO Chorus and act as assistant conductor to two University choirs. Additional podium time will be available at the discretion of the Director of Choral Activities.
You will study two core modules:
Music Research Colloquium
You will also choose two optional modules and complete a final recital, which will take the form of a substantial solo recital or a substantial concert of choral repertoire. The recital offers you the opportunity to unite practical and theoretical musicianship, and to demonstrate the ability to plan and independently prepare (with some supervision) a performance at an advanced level.
Over the past five years, 96% of Music postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Whilst some graduates pursue music-related careers, others choose to use their transferable skills to follow career paths in fields including finance, the media and the public sector.
Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include:
Arts Council England;
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group;
Coventry City Council Performing Arts Service;
National Opera Studio;
and Royal Northern College of Music.