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MAMusic: Choral Conducting pathway

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This unique pathway in Choral Conducting is directed by Professor Simon Halsey and is in association with the CBSO and its internationally renowned choruses and conductors. Key elements of the course include directed podium time with University Ensembles, weekly sessions focusing on score preparation, symphonic repertoire, and conducting techniques, singing with the CBSO Chorus, and assisting CBSO Youth and Community choruses.

Programme structure

The programme will allow you to have significant directed podium time with University ensembles as well as undertaking singing lessons, sing in Birmingham University Singers, sing in the CBSO Chorus and act as assistant conductor to two University choirs. Additional podium time will be available at the discretion of the Director of Choral Activities.

You will study two core modules:

Choral Conducting
Music Research Colloquium

You will also choose two optional modules and complete a final recital, which will take the form of a substantial solo recital or a substantial concert of choral repertoire. 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.

Career opportunities

Over the past five years, 96% of Music postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Whilst some graduates pursue music-related careers, others choose to use their transferable skills to follow career paths in fields including finance, the media and the public sector.

Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include:
Arts Council England;
Birmingham Conservatoire;
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group;
Coventry City Council Performing Arts Service;
Lancaster University;
National Opera Studio;
National Orchestra;
Raffles Institution;
and Royal Northern College of Music.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended
tuition fee
Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended
tuition fee