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PGDip / MMus Orchestral Conducting

Course Description

Orchestral Conducting is offered as an MMus or a Postgraduate Diploma programme.

Key Features

- Conducting technique class involving the study and practice of technique away from the orchestra
- Workshops in keyboard skills and score-reading
- Observation and participation in RWCMD orchestral rehearsals
- Rehearsal analysis tutorials
- Observation of conductors within a professional context
- Opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions
- Opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances
- Performance classes, usually in the company of students from a range of disciplines
- Full programme of orchestral concerts

Key Features of all Postgraduate Programmes

- Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
- 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

Visit the PGDip / MMus Orchestral Conducting page on the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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.

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