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About the course

There is NO intake for this programme for Autumn 2020. Next intake is in Autumn 2021.

DCU’s MA in Choral Studies is the first programme of its kind in Ireland. It offers an unrivalled opportunity to engage with the interpretation of choral repertoire from historical and contemporary contexts, and to create and perform new music under expert guidance.

In this programme, you will explore:

  1. Choral conducting and choir leadership
  2. Composing for choirs
  3. Historical approaches to choral music
  4. Cultural policy and the arts sector

Programme Aims and Objectives

Through this programme, students will acquire an advanced level of knowledge, understanding, and skills in the areas of historically informed choral interpretation, composition for choirs, leadership in choral performance and vocal technique, stylistic

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Entry Requirements

Recognised honours primary degree (Level 8) in Music, or in which Music is a subject, with a minimum of Second Class Honours. OR
Recognised honours primary degree (Level 8) in another discipline, with supporting evidence of competence in Music, such as Grade 8/Diploma in instrumental/vocal studies, Grade 5 theory, and vocal/choral experience appropriate to commencing a Level 9 programme. OR
Practitioners in the fields of conducting and composition who do not meet these prerequisites will be invited to submit a curriculum vitae and details of competence in music, and may be asked to participate in an interview.


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