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PGDip / MMus Choral Conducting

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama    Postgraduate Courses

Full time September PGDip, Other 13 months intensive or 2 years full time (MMus) / 10 months intensive or 2 years full time (PGDip)

About the course

  • Weekly choral conducting class working with singers
  • Individual and small group specialist vocal tuition including language classes
  • Observation and participation in RWCMD choral rehearsals including College Chorus and Chamber Choir
  • Choral repertoire, score preparation and aural skills class
  • Observation of conductors within a professional context: BBC National Chorus of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus
  • Opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions
  • Opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances
  • Conducting placements with partnerships choirs in the Cardiff area
  • Masterclasses with internationally renowned choral directors
  • Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
  • Training in career development, self-promotion and sustainable technique
  • International masterclass series
  • Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
  • Opportunities to work on historical instruments, supported by Informed Performance classes and seminars
  • Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities
  • Training in performance analysis and presentation
  • Study of psychology of collaborative performance for conductors and orchestral performance
  • Advanced research training
  • Optional work-based learning module
  • Optional training in advanced teaching skills, outreach, sound recording and arts management
  • Opportunity to create and curate own performance projects
  • Focus on employability and transferable skills

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Entry Requirements

Entry is by audition and candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.

International applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate that their English language ability meets the College’s minimum requirements.

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