The MA in Music Education and Performance is designed for any student wishing to pursue an active career as both a professional musician and a teacher or educator. It aims to equip you with the necessary musical skills, insight and experience required by the contemporary profession in its widest sense, with a focus on the musician in educational settings, from instrumental and/or vocal teaching to workshop leading.
This programme can be taken on a full-time basis for one year or a part-time basis over two years.
- Compulsory 'core' modules designed to develop your individual technical and interpretative skills in your principal study discipline through one-to-one and group tuition. - A wide range of departmental and cross-department solo, small group/chamber music, and large ensemble activities, to develop a range of artistic and related skills relevant to your professional aspirations. - An intensive research module in pedagogy which provides a foundation for Masters level critical thinking to underpin all aspects of the programme. - You will also choose two out of three pedagogy-related 'Specialist Options,' through which you will be able to develop and explore pedagogical principles and practice in depth, enabling you to develop your teaching skills, understand and explore the philosophy of practice, and enhance your employability prospects within the profession.
The programme enables graduates to pursue a professional career in music as instrumentalists, vocalists or composers. On completion of the award you will have developed a secure artistic personality and consolidated a range of performance, teaching and leadership skills. As an emerging teacher-artist you will have created music in a variety of settings, with a range of participants of different abilities, and in relation to a range of audiences. You will also have gained an understanding of the role of the musician in the contemporary education infrastructure. Through your practice in music performance, teaching and learning you will develop collaborative and entrepreneurial skills in support of a professional career.
PERFORMANCE AND PRACTICE FACILITIES
- 100-seat Peacock Room - 100-seat Theatre Studio, with sprung dance floor - Elegant Stuart & Mackerras Rooms for chamber music - 80+ practice rooms - Dedicated suites for Brass, Composition, Early Music, Harp Jazz and Percussion
THE FACULTY OF MUSIC
Located within the beautiful Wren-designed King Charles Court at the Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban richly deserves its international reputation as one of the premier institutions in the United Kingdom for the study of music.
The Faculty of Music is celebrated for its fine facilities, which include state-of-the-art practice rooms equipped with superb pianos, the outstanding Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts and the magnificent concert halls in nearby Blackheath.
We have long been acknowledged for fostering and promoting a caring and supportive environment in which our students can flourish and we are particularly proud of the high profile of our professorial staff, who work as acclaimed soloists or belong to top London orchestras and opera companies.
The beautiful site set alongside the River Thames and Greenwich Park, the highly distinguished and talented professorial staff and our innovative and comprehensive course provision make Trinity Laban's Faculty of Music the natural choice for all who seek the best in professional music performance training.