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 The module provides individual training at an advanced level in your first study, with a specialist teacher. You will work towards two performances, for which we will ask you to explore a range of complex repertoire, taking into account contemporary styles, and to assimilate and solve interpretative demands with independence and authority. The module covers all aspects of performance preparation and presentation.
Postgraduate Performance Workshop Based around workshops in which you perform and introduce works for your own instrument or voice, this module gives you experience of solo and group improvisation, and develops advanced listening skills. You will get to perform to a specific brief, develop expertise in communication and presentation, and improve your ability to listen to and critically evaluate your own and others' performances. The module is an opportunity to share ideas and work with other students, and complements the Postgraduate Instrumental Studies and Postgraduate Ensemble Studies modules.
Postgraduate Ensemble Studies The module's range of ensemble activities supports and complements your first study. You will develop the ability to shape a musical performance and rehearse an ensemble, and develop your analytical skills, communication skills and leadership qualities.
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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.
Recipient: University of West London
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