MA Music Education and Performance
The MA in Music Education and Performance is designed for any student wishing to pursue an active career as both a professional musician and a teacher or educator. It aims to equip you with the necessary musical skills, insight and experience required by the contemporary profession in its widest sense, with a focus on the artist in educational settings, from instrumental and/or vocal teaching to workshop leading.
This programme can be taken on a full-time intensive basis for four terms (15 months, Sept 2021 – Dec 2022) or on a part-time basis over seven terms (27 months, Sept 2021 – Dec 2023). The programme is auditioned and accepts students in composition and classical or jazz performance. Teacher-artists in other genres will be more suited to the Teaching Musician Programme, which shares some modules with the MA MEP.
- Undergraduate Degree/Diploma. Equivalent qualifications and/or relevant prior experience may be considered.
- Some evidence of engagement with music education is expected, or a clear articulation of why you want to develop skills in this area. The personal statement should demonstrate some critical awareness of significant issues and debates in music education.
The audition comprises a performance / composition audition and interview, through which applicants will be expected to demonstrate the potential for professional development. All applicants must demonstrate their suitability for advanced performance or composition training, the ability to make sophisticated stylistic and interpretative evaluations of musical texts, and a level of intellectual enquiry appropriate to level 7 (postgraduate) study.