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Choral Conducting - MMus

UK

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What will I learn?

Overview

Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, our taught Master of Music (MMus) Choral Conducting courses provide the technical training, collaborative opportunities and podium time necessary to help you prepare for a career as a professional conductor. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is currently the most exciting destination for choral conductors, with an active recording and concert schedule.

Our established Choral Conducting specialism allows you to work with a dedicated chamber choir, rehearsing and performing a variety of works throughout your training. You'll be offered tailored individual tuition from our principal conducting tutor Paul Spicer (Finzi Singers), and will also come into contact with Jeffrey Skidmore (Ex Cathedra) through the Conservatoire’s Chamber Choir.

You'll work across the whole spectrum of the Conservatoire’s music making, from core contemporary repertoire and student composition projects, through the central romantic and classic masterpieces back to period performance techniques.

It's normal for conducting students to be proactive in presenting performances of projects that they've generated themselves. You'll receive support and professional advice in pursuing such projects, which should be viewed as an essential element of your studies. Both PgDip and MMus courses provide excellent opportunities to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession.

What's covered in the course?

  • Regular individual specialist tuition.
  • Vocal lessons.
  • Opportunities to join orchestral conducting classes.
  • A dedicated chamber choir, ‘Camerata’, managed and nurtured by students on the course.
  • Involvement in rehearsals of the Conservatoire’s highly acclaimed Chamber Choir, which has a regular and highly successful recording programme.
  • Many other choral singing opportunities within the Conservatoire.

Which department am I in?

Birmingham School of Acting

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£23,600.00 (US$ 29,034) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road,

Birmingham,

B4 7XR, England

Full Time (30 months)

Tuition fees
£26,000.00 (US$ 31,987) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road,

Birmingham,

B4 7XR, England

Entry requirements

For international students

UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music. Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music. IELTS overall score 6.0 (5.5 in all components) or equivalent is required.
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