Music (with Performance) - Performance Practice, M.A. | University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 months
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25290 GBP/year
11642 GBP/year
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About

The Music (with Performance) - Performance Practice programme from University of Birmingham prepares students for careers as performers and scholars. You will combine the studies of contemporary performance with those of historical practice.

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Overview

This Music (with Performance) - Performance Practice programme from University of Birmingham differs from the Performance Pathway in that it incorporates a more substantial academic component, representing an ideal training model for future performer-scholars.

Full time staff include Director of Performance Ceri Owen, an award-winning collaborative pianist and scholar, and scholar-performer and early music conductor Andrew Kirkman. They join forces with Simon Halsey, renowned chorus master of the CBSO and Berlin Radio Choir, and orchestral conductor Daniele Rosina, plus instrumental and vocal lessons arranged with the faculty of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

You also receive the opportunity to take advantage of the early performance opportunities afforded by the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research (CEMPR).

Students wishing to study performance practice pre-1800 will benefit from access to these facilities, as well as period-specific resources. Those wishing to study music of the mid- to late-19th century will have access to an 1851 original Erard piano which can be used for performance of relevant repertoire. Those with an interest in 20th and 21st Century music will have the opportunity to work with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Why study this course?

  • Excellent reputation – The Department of Music is one of the most distinguished in the UK, with a history stretching back to 1905 when Edward Elgar was appointed the University’s first Professor of Music and looking forward to the latest cutting-edge developments in the practice and study of music. 
  • Taught by experts in the field – you will be taught by our specialists, who embrace an exceptionally wide range of performance practice interests. These include Andrew Kirkman, who, besides being director of the critically acclaimed Renaissance vocal ensemble ‘The Binchois Consort’ has worked on performance-practice projects from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century; and Amy Brosius , specialist in seventeenth-century Italian vocal music.
  • Fantastic resources available – the state-of-the-art Bramall Music Building offers outstanding facilities, including climate controlled rooms for the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research, multichannel electroacoustic music studios and BEAST, the department’s huge loudspeaker system for electroacoustic music. It is also home to the acoustically flexible and technologically advanced 450-seat Elgar Concert Hall, arguably the best and most adaptable space of its kind in any University in the UK. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance
  • Musicology
  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
  • British Music Studies 1850-1975
  • Electronic Music Studies
  • Fieldwork Methods
  • Historically Informed Performance (recommended)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We usually ask for a good Honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in Music or a related subject with a substantial musical component. Degrees in other subjects will be considered where candidates have significant professional musical experience and relevant qualifications.

  • Your application should include a personal statement of approximately 5,000 characters. You should use your personal statement to explain why you are interested in studying this programme. 
  • All prospective students for pathways in performance must also submit a sample of written work of at least 1,500 words - in English - in addition to the usual supporting documents. This should focus on a musical topic, with academic bibliography and references.
  • For this pathway, you must also present a 20-minute programme during which you play a varied programme specific to the performance practice period you intend to study at Birmingham. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25290 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11642 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11642 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK: £5,821 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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30 Sep 2024
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07 Nov 2024
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3000 GBP
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7000 USD
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31 Aug 2024
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