This course focuses on the development of the essential practical, creative and artistic skills that underpin high-level chamber music performance. On the course, you will form ensembles that allow you to study the repertoire that best supports your musical and technical development, across a range of styles, genres and combinations to suit your interests. Specialist chamber performance classes, led by experienced chamber musicians, will cover key areas including rehearsal techniques, ensemble sound, listening skills and group communication (verbal and non-verbal). Through individual principal study tuition, you will continue to develop instrumental skills, as well as working on chamber music repertoire for assessments and other performance projects.
WHY STUDY CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE AT RWCMD?
Experience advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
International masterclass series
Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities
Outward-looking, flexible programme, allowing you to tailor your pathway
Option to focus extensively on Principal Study
Options to develop expertise in key areas of professional practice through Professional Projects, linked to real-world experiences
Cross-disciplinary opportunities to work with Drama embedded in the programme
Access to specialist mentors to support Professional Project work and broaden network of contacts
Inclusive practice built into the programme
Research and reflection underpinning development of creative artistry
Drawing on industry and innovation as cornerstones of individual career development
Opportunity to create and curate own performance projects
Focus on employability and transferable skills
Please note that, while the information below reflects the programme offered to date, it may be subject to amendment and change in future years. Students are always consulted on such change and details are made available to applicants holding offers.
In order to progress from year one to year two on a two-year postgraduate course, students normally have to pass all first year modules.
Entry is by audition and candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.
International applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate that their English language ability meets the College’s minimum requirements. Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of accepted English language tests and required scores.