What will I learn?

We believe that being a classical musician today involves mastery of technique, creative application of theory and adaptability – making you at home in any musical context. The Classical programme at Leeds Conservatoire is for talented performers and composers who want to break the boundaries of classical music whilst honing and mastering advanced techniques. There are numerous opportunities to perform with core ensembles such as Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Choir, Opera and opportunities to explore recent classical music with the exciting crossover amplified group New Music Collective. There is a vibrant student union within the conservatoire, which also runs its own ensembles and orchestra, so there are many ways in which students are active as performers and composers. Leeds Conservatoire has recently formed a partnership with Opera North that will increase access for students to gain real professional experience via side-by-side projects. The emphasis is on challenging students to achieve highly, but supporting and nurturing them also.One to one study is augmented with weekly Performance in Context and Composition in Context classes. Historical musicology is thematically explored alongside critical listening and harmony, as well as other valuable skills that are aimed to bring contextual understanding to the primary focus of practical musicianship. Leeds is a vibrant musical city and students are regularly given the opportunity to hear professional music-making of the highest standard and are given numerous opportunities to perform within the city and the wider region. Study is supplemented by regular masterclasses by visiting world-class musicians and composition students are given at least two opportunities per year to write for visiting professional ensembles.

Which department am I in?

School of Performance

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,500.00 (US$ 24,078) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

3 Quarry Hill,

Leeds,

LS2 7PD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have Attainment of an IB Diploma / 24 IB points for all BA (Hons) Music degrees.

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

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