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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Royal Academy of Music, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The conducting programme at the Academy provides a comprehensive and integrated programme for you to examine the art of conducting and the role and responsibilities of the professional conductor.

CLASSES

Below you will find a list of the types of classes and modules that have been on offer at the Academy.

DEPARTMENT CLASSES
AND ACTIVITIES

In addition to weekly individual lessons, as a conducting student at the Academy you will participate in:

Conducting and Baton Technique

You will learn and practise beating patterns, and the means to communicate your musical intentions through gesture.

Concerts and Collaborations

The Conducting Faculty regularly collaborates with departments across the Academy. You will work with singers from Royal Academy Opera and from the Vocal Faculty. You will work on twentieth-century and twenty-first-century repertoire, and on premieres of new works by Composition students. You will conduct a variety of ensembles in rehearsals, workshops and concerts within the Academy and have opportunities to organise your own projects.

Rehearsal Observation

The Academy regularly invites highly celebrated and famous conductors from all over the world to conduct orchestral and operatic performances with our students. You will have many opportunities to observe their rehearsals and often the Head of Conducting will organise lessons or discussions with visiting artists, which allows you to meet and interact with leading professionals.

Repertoire classes and Masterclasses

These take place throughout the year and students analyse, discuss and practise core repertoire under the guidance and expertise of Academy professors, Visiting Professors, composers and guest artists. You will study a broad range of styles including contemporary music, early music, concerto and mainstream repertoire.

Aural, Keyboard Skills and Score-reading

In these classes, you will be able to hone some practical skills necessary for good rehearsal technique, such as fluency in instrument transposition and baton technique, as well as studying important sources such as original manuscripts or personal scores belonging to conductors such as Sir Georg Solti, Sir Charles Mackerras and Sir Colin Davis. Keyboard skills are not an essential requirement for entry onto the programme but there are opportunities to develop these should you wish to do so.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,250per year

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

University information

Royal Academy of Music, University of London

  • Campus address

    Royal Academy of Music, University of London, Marylebone Road, Westminster, NW1 5HT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    132 61%

    33rd

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    56th

    11

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SIMILAR RANKING

MA Music: Choral Conducting pathway

University of Birmingham

Music league table

6

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