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PgDip Performance

Course Description

The The London College of Music's postgraduate course in Performance offers a generous provision of one-to-one instrumental tuition with internationally renowned recitalists. This performance course provides a range of fascinating modules which support and extend practical musicianship.

You can also benefit from LCM's weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir.

Course detail

The PgDip focuses on developing musical performance at an advanced level. As a performer, you will benefit from: one-to-one tuition with our instrumental teaching staff (all are internationally acclaimed recitalists); playing and learning with other students in workshops and masterclasses; and taking part in LCM's lively musical environment.

The course explores a wide range of 20th Century music and performance styles and you will be encouraged to develop your own. It places particular emphasis on developing critical thinking and listening skills and aims to give you an understanding of, and the opportunity to experiment with, a broad range of performance styles.


• Postgraduate Instrumental Studies
• Postgraduate Performance Workshop
• Postgraduate Ensemble Studies.

Career and study progression

This course opens up a vast range of employment opportunities to graduates, with previous students having gone on to careers in:
• one-to-one instrumental tuition
• instrumental examination
• recital musicianship.

Successful graduates may be eligible to study LCM's Fellowship Award (FLCM).

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/how-apply

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries

Visit the PgDip Performance page on the University of West London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates who are selected for interview and audition will hold an appropriate undergraduate qualification - eg a BA (Hons) in Music (with Performance) or a BMus (Hons) in Performance - with 2:1 or above. In addition to your completed application form, you will need to send an unedited recording of two contrasting pieces, and two references (one academic). Equivalent over-seas qualifications will be considered.

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