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MA Music (Vocal Studies Pathway)

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-JAN-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This practitioner-led MA pathway is designed to help you discover and establish your unique, authentic voice and sense of artistry. It will foster your initiative and creativity by sustaining and developing your vocal technique, knowledge and repertoire - likely to include opera, musical theatre, art song and contemporary classical.

Intensive individual teaching combines with collaborative peer learning sessions and performance classes that encourage curiosity and diversity, enriching your potential as a distinctive musician.

This course is led by Susan Young, who has considerable experience as both a dedicated teacher and an active performer with industry knowledge and insight. Her current and former students can be found in international opera companies, young artist programmes, West End musicals and award-winning consorts.

Course content

Throughout the year, you'll work individually and collaboratively to develop and hone your solo performance skills within a supportive environment. Seminars/workshops and performance classes will cover a range of relevant topics, including technique, reflective practice, text, language, imagination and voice/body integration. Repertoire is likely to include opera, musical theatre, art song and contemporary classical.

Careers and skills

This course is beneficial to students wishing to gain vital skills and insight for performing their repertoire professionally, enabling them to be competitive, versatile and responsive to the demands of life as a creative artist in the 21st century. It may prepare them for further study in fields such as opera or education or enrich current professionals looking for continuing development.

Application deadline

03 December 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,240per year

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

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    164 76%

    17th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    24th

    14

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