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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

    26-SEP-22

  • 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.

Assessment and feedback

You’ll develop three concert programmes for assessment throughout the course, supplemented by individual commentaries. The first two recitals will be based on repertoire agreed with the course tutor, while the third focuses more on independent choice.

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.

Career opportunities

  • Music teacher
  • Freelance solo performer
  • Performance research and PhD study
  • Private music tutor
  • Community arts worker
  • Member of a choir

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,950per 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

    18th

  • Campus address

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

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 87 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    151 74%

    20th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    31st

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    14th

    10

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