MA Music: Performance pathway
The Performance pathway will challenge and nurture students interested in improving their performance, culminating in a 50-minute solo recital.
Instrumental and vocal tuition will be given by an appropriate specialist in the Bristol area. Our tutors include professionals from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Wells Cathedral School, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. In addition, principals from the BBC Welsh Symphony orchestra regularly visit the Music Department to teach.
As well as a programme of individual lessons funded by the Department, you will be eligible to take part in masterclasses and other coaching sessions given fortnightly in the Department by leading international artists. Recent visiting performers include:
- soprano Emma Kirkby;
- pianist Ashley Wass;
- conductor Martyn Brabbins;
- violinist Rachel Podger;
- jazz pianist Jason Rebello;
- harpsichodist Mahan Estafani;
- vocal coach Mary King.
The pathway also offers a number of core and optional units to complement your study and support your talent.
When applying for the Performance pathway please also submit an audition video for assessment. You can upload your piece via a video sharing website, such as YouTube or Vimeo. Please state your audition video's weblink at the bottom of your personal statement. You should provide two contrasting pieces, totalling no more than 15 minutes. We can not assess your application without your audition online video.
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