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BMus (Hons) with Principal Study in Wind, Brass and Percussion

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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Course options

  • Qualification

    BMus or MusB - Bachelor of Music

  • Location

    Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The Wind, Brass and Percussion Department provides exciting opportunities for learning and performing, with a world-class team of instrumental professors who are leaders in solo, chamber and orchestral performance.


Each student’s journey through Guildhall School is an individual one. The Wind, Brass and Percussion Department offers a rich and diverse programme of opportunities that will enable you to become the very best musician that you can be. As you progress, you will have lessons with a range of Principal Study professors as well as with your main professor. You will also study doubling instruments to help improve your flexibility improve your flexibility and employability as a musician.

Chamber music and several orchestral repertoire classes are timetabled every week, and all students take part in these. Wind, Brass and Percussion runs ensembles and classes for all instruments, with regular performances both in the School itself and externally. There are frequent masterclasses given by visiting artists on solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire, including a regular series of masterclasses given by players from the Barbican’s visiting orchestras – another benefit of our partnership with the Barbican Centre. There are also several annual instrumental competitions, a weekly choir for BMus 1 & 2 Wind, Brass & Percussion students, and performance projects open to all students.

Progressing through the programme, you will be able to develop your own individualised study pathway in consultation with the Head of Department and your professors. The shaping of this pathway will depend on your skills and ambitions. There are many options to pursue further study in contemporary, jazz or early music through second study, specialist classes and performance projects. Collaboration is a key element of our ethos, with opportunities to work with the Drama Department and Creative Learning during the programme.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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Students need to have GCE Advanced Level (A2) or Double GCE Advanced Level (A2 double units) with Pass (grades A-E). Students with Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) or Double Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE double units) with Pass (grades A-E) will also be considered.


University information

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • Campus address

    Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, City of London, EC2Y 8DT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 85 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    147 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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