Choral Conducting is offered as an MMus or a Postgraduate Diploma programme.
- 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
Key Features of all Postgraduate Programmes
- Training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique - International masterclass series - Fully integrated performance programme by international artists - Performance Practice training supported by seminars, tutorials and symposia - Training in performance analysis and presentation (MMus only) - Advanced research and specialist performance analysis training (MMus only) - Established work placement schemes - Optional training in advanced teaching skills and arts management - Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire
Candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training.Minimum entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in music (2:1 or higher for MMus applicants) or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.
Recipient: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
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