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MAMusic: Performance Practice pathway

University of Birmingham United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The University’s new £16m Bramall Music Building offers state-of-the-art facilities for performance, including a custom-built music auditorium, the Elgar Concert Hall. Those wishing to study performance practice post-1800 will benefit from access to these facilities, as well as period-specific resources. For those wishing to study mid- and late-19th Century music, we have an 1851 original Erard piano which can be used for performance of relevant repertoire; and those with an interest in 20th and 21st Century music will have the opportunity to work with the Department’s ‘Ensemble in Association’, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Your course features five taught modules and will culminate in a substantial solo recital, with commentary. This pathway focuses on the performance of music post-1800, but we also offer an Early Music Perfomance Practice pathway

Programme structure

You will study three core modules:

Advanced Performance
Music Research Colloquium
Introduction to Musicology

You will also choose one optional module and present a substantial solo recital, plus a discursive commentary. The recital offers you the opportunity to unite practical and theoretical musicianship. The performance interpretation should be informed by historical context, and the commentary should establish and discuss the rationale for the interpretation with reference to that context. The recital programme should be built around a particular historical repertory or technique

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.

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Pre-deadline
Feb 1, 2017 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.

Notes
tuition fee 7560