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Guildhall Artist Masters in Performance

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the programme

Studying for a Guildhall Artist Masters in music performance prepares you for entry to the profession at the highest level. It gives you technical facility and musical flexibility, allowing you to explore and refine your individual artistic voice.

The programme is about developing as an intelligent musician and practitioner; challenging yourself and taking risks within your field of expertise. We respect your creativity and your desire to learn and will provide you with a learning environment that enables you to recognise, nurture, and increase your musical strengths.

As part of the Guildhall Artist Masters, there are great opportunities for professional exposure. You will study with at least one of our world-class professors. Your final recitals will be assessed by leading experts. You will work with internationally-renowned conductors and artists. And you will perform in some of the country’s finest venues.

Many specialisms within this programme work closely with our partner organisations, particularly the Orchestral Artistry specialism delivered in association with the London Symphony Orchestra. As part of this development process, you will receive feedback from a variety of sources. To ensure you gain self-reliance and the confidence to further your career, we prioritise individual study alongside enhancing your ability to independently evaluating of your own musical identity and growth, and guiding your gradual, independent engagement with the outside musical scene.

Professional specialisms

Within the Performance pathway, students study one of our professional specialisms according to instrument and area of interest:

ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES

(Strings, Wind, Brass, Percussion, Keyboard)

Intensive study for soloists and ensemble players

CHAMBER MUSIC

(Strings, Wind, Brass, Percussion, Keyboard)

For pre-existing groups and individuals who wish to hone their skills in chamber music

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE PRACTICE

Inhabit the music of the past; perform for the audiences of today

JAZZ

Intensive specialism for instrumentalists and singers

OPERA STUDIES

Our award-winning specialism offering advanced operatic training

ORCHESTRAL ARTISTRY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LSO

(Strings, Wind, Brass, Percussion)

Ground-breaking specialism placing students seeking a career in orchestral playing alongside LSO players and international artists.

PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT

Intensive study in collaborative pianism

REPETITEUR

Specific repetiteur study for pianists within the Opera Department

VOCAL STUDIES

Advanced study for singers who can specialise in areas of particular interest.

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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%

    25th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    47th

    13

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