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About Musical Performance
Masters degrees in Musical Performance offer advanced training in the artistic techniques for the composition and production of music pieces, usually for live performance.
Taught MA and MMus (Master of Music) degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Music or Performance Studies.
Courses in this field allow you to increase your technical performance ability, whilst also broadening your knowledge of performance methodologies. Depending on your interests, your course may be more practise-based or taught in nature.
Typically, you will examine the sociocultural contexts surrounding Musical Performance, including the origins and developments of different genres through significant historical periods. Performances may include musical theatre and stage production, as well as ensemble pieces such as orchestra.
Alongside traditional techniques in sheet music and lyric writing, you will also explore contemporary techniques in digital composition and performance, including sonic art.
Traditional careers include roles such as producing, writing or composing of musical theatre, live art or traditional stage performance. Other careers include events management, teaching and academic writing.
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Develop as a performer with stylistic awareness and an understanding of how to prepare for the concert platform. Individual lessons with esteemed teachers plus regular interaction with peers and other musicians in classes and coachings. Read more
As a vocational training in instrumental or vocal performance skills, in orchestral performance skills, or in skills relevant to a development of musical theatre performance, the Advanced Performance programme is intended as a preparation for employment or further advanced training at postgraduate level. Read more
This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire. Read more
Already a strong musical performer, but looking to further your qualifications towards a career in performance and/or teaching? This course is ideal if you're looking to further your performance skills in the intellectual and creative environment of a university, rather than a conservatoire. Read more
This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to professional standard. Read more
This flexible course enables you to enhance your technical prowess, expand your repertoire and hone your interpretative strategies as a performer, alongside developing your critical skills in commenting on your own performances and those of others. Read more
The. MMus in Popular Music Performance. is a vibrant postgraduate course which combines the development of advanced performance, musicianship and instrumental talents with innovative academic skills. Read more
This course aims to create informed, skilled and insightful performers across a wide range of musical genres. It is ideal if you aspire to become a professional performer or are an instrumental teacher and would like to further develop your knowledge of music performance. Read more
This Masters will provide you with opportunities to develop insight and experience in historical performance practice of music. Read more
If you want to develop your career in music, BIMM is the place to be.