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:
- Advanced Studies in Electroacoustic Composition 1 and 2
- Advanced Studies in Instrumental/Vocal Composition
- Advanced Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music
- Arts Management in Practice
- British Music Studies 1850-1975
- Contemporary Music Studies
- Fieldwork Methods
- Introduction to Global Popular Musics
- Introduction to Musicology
- Laptop Ensemble
- Studies in Performance Practice
For more information, see our Music module descriptions.
You will complete the course with a final recital. This will take the form of a substantial solo recital or a substantial concert of choral repertoire, 30 minutes in length. The recital offers you the opportunity to unite practical and theoretical musicianship, and to demonstrate the ability to plan and independently prepare (with some supervision) a performance at an advanced level.
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.