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MAMusic: Early Music pathway

University of Birmingham United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The University’s new £16m Bramall Music Building has a world-leading Centre for Early Music Performance and Research (CEMPR), with state-of-the-art facilities. Those wishing to write a dissertation on early music will benefit from access to these facilities, as well as the expertise of staff on a wide range of topics in early music, from the Middle Ages to c.1800. You will receive specialist supervision from one of these staff as well as training in specific critical and analytical skills to equip you for further study at doctoral level. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one or more of our many CEMPR ensembles and receive tuition from the professional performers on our staff, providing an invaluable context for your work.

Programme structure

Early Music studies have always been a centrepiece of Birmingham’s offerings, and the department includes three early music specialists: Mary O’Neill, who has expertise in music from the Middle Ages to the late 18th Century; Amy Brosius, specialist in seventeenth-century vocal music; and Andrew Kirkman, scholar of late medieval music and director of early music projects from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century. In addition, CEMPR has some twenty professional early music performers of international standing on its staff who not only teach early vocal and instrumental techniques and repertoire, but also engage in practice-led research.

You will study three core modules:

Music Research Colloquium
Introduction to Musicology
Advanced Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music

You will also choose one optional module and complete a 15,000-word musicology dissertation.

Career opportunities

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;
BBC;
Birmingham Conservatoire;
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group;
Coventry City Council Performing Arts Service;
Lancaster University;
National Opera Studio;
National Orchestra;
Raffles Institution;
and Royal Northern College of Music.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Pre-deadline
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.