You will study two core modules and four optional modules before completing your Choral Conducting Major Project.
You will study two core modules:
Choral Conducting 1
The module introduces you to the techniques and methods of choral conducting, working with consorts, chamber groups and large symphonic choirs, including singing skills and vocal warm up techniques. Study of core symphonic choral repertoire, as well as detailed score study and preparation, complement the learning experience.
Assessment: Public performance
Choral Conducting 2
The module continues to develop your conducting technique, as well as working with consorts, chamber groups and large symphonic choirs.
Assessment: Aural assessment and assessed rehearsal
You will also choose four optional modules from a range which typically includes:
- British Music Studies 1850-1975
- Contemporary Music Studies
- Experimental Music and Sound Art
- Historically Informed Performance
- Introduction to Global Popular Musics
- Introduction to Musicology
- Music Scholarship and Bibliography
For more information, see our Music module descriptions.
Choral Conducting Major Project
Students apply skills and methods acquired in other MA modules to a conduct formal concert (or equivalent parts of more than one concert) of choral repertoire. The concert(s) offer(s) the student the opportunity to unite practical and theoretical musicianship and to demonstrate an ability to plan and independently prepare (with supervision) a performance at an advanced level.
Students are also required attend and to write short summaries of eight seminars presented as part of the Music Research Colloquium series during the academic year.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.