What will I learn?

Overview

Whether you're a recent graduate or returning to study after a break, our postgraduate courses in Instrumental Performance provide you with advanced-level training in your principal study area, preparing you for a solo, chamber or orchestral career, alongside excellent opportunities to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession.

These courses are open to students pursuing orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments and other solo instruments such as recorder, guitar and saxophone. There is also a Chamber Music route for string ensembles.

We also offer a 'multi-instrument' specialism for woodwind players who do not wish to follow the traditional orchestral route, but would prefer to pursue a career as a multi-instrumentalist in musical theatre. All principal study woodwinds instruments welcome but aimed primarily at saxophone, flute and clarinet players, this course will train multi-instrumentalists to a professional level. If you are interested in auditioning for this, please make direct email contact with Jenni Phillips, Head of Woodwind.

You'll receive specialist tuition from leading UK and internationally renowned performers and teachers. In addition, you'll enjoy regular performance opportunities, both within Departments and in concerts, as well as having the chance to participate in masterclasses led by distinguished guest artists.

What's covered in the course?

  • Regular individual tuition in your Principal Study area from leading UK and internationally renowned performers and teachers.
  • Regular departmental activities and access to masterclasses with distinguished visiting guest artists
  • Frequent chances to perform, including solo, chamber and orchestral opportunities
  • In PgDip and MMus, a core career development module designed to get you thinking about your future professional plans.

Which department am I in?

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£23,600.00 (US$ 32,482) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Birmingham Conservatoire

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. You must have IELTS 6; or alternatively must have studied and completed a Bachelor’s degree in the UK.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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