Master's Degree in Music Performance in Glasgow in United Kingdom

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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Programs that are focused on music performance offer students the chance to learn about musicology, music theory and musical instruments. Students may choose to specialize in an area such as voice, percussion, brass or piano.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland with a population of about 600,000 in the city itself, or over 2 million if the surrounding towns of the Clydeside conurbation are taken into account.

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Master of Music in Musicology

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at advanced level. The programme combines a broad base in musicological research, including theoretical and methodological approaches... [+]

Masters in Music Performance in Glasgow in United Kingdom. Musicology  MMus The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at advanced level. The programme combines a broad base in musicological research, including theoretical and methodological approaches from the historiography, analysis, sociology and cultural and critical study of music, with the possibility of specialising in fields such as Popular Music Studies, Screen Music Studies, Historically Informed Performance Practice (scholarly approaches only) and Sonic Arts Aesthetics and Criticism. Why this Programme Provision of placements in musical or cultural and arts organisations Provision of tuition in digital musicology Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is a unique centre of creative activity in diverse fields, from classical orchestras and ensembles, including BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to legendary venues in popular and traditional music, making it an outstanding place for musicological study. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab and practice rooms We have an excellent collection of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, an 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments.   Programme Structure The programme is comprised of four core courses (Research Skills and Digital Musicology, Introduction to Musicology, Current Issues in Musicology and Dissertation in Musicology) to provide students with a firm basis in the current research and methods in musicology. These are complemented by a range of options to allow students to pursue their own specialized interests. Options will include: Historically Informed Performance Practice Introduction to Popular Music Sonic Arts Aesthetics and Criticism Music, Sound and Screen There will also be opportunities to engage with interdisciplinary study, with courses available from other subjects within the School: Creative Industries and Cultural Policy (Centre for Cultural Policy Research) Festivals (Film and Television Studies) Making Time: performing and thinking temporalities in the creative arts (History of Art) Core teaching will be delivered during semesters 1 and 2. Over the summer months you will complete the Dissertation, to be submitted at the end of August. A variety of teaching methods will be used, including seminars and individual supervision. You have the opportunity to take a Placement in a Music or Arts organisation (subject to availability). Core and optional courses Core courses Research Skills and Digital Musicology Introduction to Musicology Current Issues in Musicology Dissertation in Musicology Optional courses: Festivals Historically Informed Performance Practice Seminar Introduction to Popular Music Studies The Contemporary Music Industries Making Time: performing and thinking temporalities in the creative arts Music, Sound and Screen Popular Music Politics Working in Music since 1800 Sonic Art Aesthetics and Criticism Placement Entry Requirements for entry in 2017 Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. International students  with  academic  qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 7.0 no sub-test less than 7.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than: Reading: 24 Listening: 24 Speaking: 23 Writing: 27 CAE  (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English):  185; no sub-test less than  185 CPE  (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  185; no sub-test less than  185 PTE Academic  (Pearson Test of English, Academic test):  70; no sub-test less than  70 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English:  ISEIII  at  Pass  with  Pass  in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to  degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for  degree level  programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses Career Prospects This programme prepares students for careers in the music and creative industries as well as related fields, such as the media and broadcasting. Additionally, this programme provides the necessary foundation for pursuing further research in musicology in the form of a PhD. [-]

Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. [+]

Composition and Creative Practice MMus The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation. Why this programme Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers. Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts. We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms.  Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have a range of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, an 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments.  The Concert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music.  As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary arts scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, making it an outstanding place for compostional study. Programme structure The programme is comprised of three core courses (Composition, Digital and Creative Skills, Individual Creative Practice, and Composition Portfolio) as well as a series of optional courses to allow you to tailor our own bespoke structure. Options will include: Creating with technology Historically Informed Performance Practice Introduction to Popular Music Sonic Arts Aesthetics and Criticism Music, Sound and Screen There will also be opportunities to engage with interdisciplinary study, with courses available from other subjects within the School: Creative Industries and Cultural Policy (Centre for Cultural Policy Research) Festivals (Film and Television Studies) Making Time: performing and thinking temporalities in the creative arts (History of Art) Core teaching will be delivered during semesters 1 and 2. Over the summer months you will complete the core Composition Portfolio, to be submitted at the end of August. A variety of teaching methods will be used, including seminars, one-to-one tutorials, and project work.  Core and optional courses Core courses: Composition, Digital and Creative Skills (40 credits, semester 1) Individual Creative Practice (20 credits, semester 2) Composition Portfolio (60 credits, semester 2/summer) Optional courses: Entry requirements for entry in 2017 A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Applicants should also have some experience of composition and will be expected to supply examples of any prior work. International students  with  academic  qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 7.0 no sub-test less than 7.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than: Reading: 24 Listening: 24 Speaking: 23 Writing: 27 CAE  (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English):  185; no sub-test less than  185 CPE  (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 185; no sub-test less than 185 PTE Academic  (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 70; no sub-test less than  70 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEIII  at  Pass  with  Pass  in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level  programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: Career prospects This programme prepares students for careers in composition as well as equipping students more generally with skills necessary for careers in cultural industries (eg. arts administration and management). Additionally, this programme provides the necessary foundation for pursuing further research in composition in the form of a PhD.   [-]

Master of Music (MMus)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Are you aiming to make music your life’s work? Are you aspiring to become an opera singer, a concert artist or orchestral musician; to accompany, compose or arrange; to work as a freelance instrumentalist or to be a conductor, music leader or animateur. You may be planning to coach or... [+]

Masters in Music Performance in Glasgow in United Kingdom. Master of Music (MMus) Are you aiming to make music your life’s work? Are you aspiring to become an opera singer, a concert artist or orchestral musician; to accompany, compose or arrange; to work as a freelance instrumentalist or to be a conductor, music leader or animateur. You may be planning to coach or teach, either as the sole focus of your professional life or, more likely, as part of a portfolio career. You might have your sights set on doctoral study, on making a contribution to Scotland’s vibrant traditional music culture or may perhaps wish to fulfil one of the vital specialist music roles in related art forms such as ballet. Whatever your rationale for applying to the Royal Conservatoire’s MMus, you will be here to refine and extend your musicianship in preparation for your next steps. With this range of individual aspiration in mind, we have designed the Masters framework to offer you a great deal of choice and flexibility around your core principal study, however that is defined. The level of choice and flexibility also reflects the reality that you will probably pursue a portfolio career, either by necessity or through choice.Whatever your individual rationale for study, the Royal Conservatoire’s Masters framework takes as its starting point the notion that you already have a broad base of skills, knowledge and understanding, and a realistic and well-focused sense of what you need to build on that base to reach higher levels of accomplishment and understanding. Taught postgraduate programmes are aimed at graduates from Conservatoires and universities or individuals who have attained an equivalent standard through experience. The programmes lead to a postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), Master of Music (MMus) or Master of Opera (MOpera). You can progress through a choice of options determined by your individual needs, ability and aspirations. You will experience rehearsals and performance in a wide range of contexts. Our flexible programmes include studies in: Performance (includes all string, woodwind and brass instruments, guitar, timpani and percussion, piano solo, piano ensemble, piano repetiteur, harpsichord and concert singing) Scottish Music Opera Studies Composition Conducting Advanced Accompaniment Repetiteur Pianist for Dance Research Preparation (for students planning doctoral level studies). We have designed the framework to encourage a meaningful interaction between your artistic and your broader intellectual development; to give you space to develop and take ownership of a specialism without reducing the versatility that you will need to succeed as a professional musician. Most importantly, we have designed it so that you can and must take ownership of the learning process throughout the degree and beyond it, whether in the professional world or in higher studies (such as a PhD). We have set ourselves high aims for Masters study at the Royal Conservatoire – nothing short of changing your relationship with the work you do as a musician. This is what distinguishes study at Masters level from the undergraduate experience. You begin your postgraduate studies with the core of your musical personality – the skills, understandings and attitudes that define you as a musician – already established; we want your postgraduate studies to nurture that existing artistic personality so that you can really make a difference in the fields in which you choose to work. We will also encourage you to be curious and resourceful, because however great your musicianship, you will only sustain a satisfying career if you can constantly renew yourself artistically and professionally, and draw nourishment from the diverse professional and intellectual challenges and opportunities that a life in music will pose. Specialisations Brass Composition Conducting Guitar and Harp Jazz Keyboard Opera Repetiteurship Scottish Music Strings Timpani & Percussion Vocal Studies Woodwind Entry Requirements Normally a good Honours (at least 2.2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme APEL route must submit a Portfolio of Evidence of Professional Practice and either a Reflective Practice Journal or Documentation Project Entrance to the Conservatoire is based on talent, potential and ability, therefore consideration will be given to relevant experience which is deemed to compensate for any traditional education. We accept a wide range of qualification, including international qualifications. English Language The language of study is English. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. We accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). IELTS – 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component [-]