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MMus/MPerf in Performance (Guildhall Artist Masters): Orchestral Artistry

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MPerf - Master of Music Performance

  • Location

    Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the programme

Orchestral Artistry is an exciting professional specialism for advanced instrumentalists seeking a career in orchestral playing. Part of the Guildhall Artist Masters programme and delivered in association with one of the world’s leading orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), it offers a course of study which is both highly distinctive and ground-breaking in scope, in a context akin to a professional environment.

Students take part in orchestral repertoire training, audition preparation and practice and coaching sessions with LSO players, as well as LSO rehearsal sit-ins, masterclasses and education and community projects.

Part Two (MPerf)

If you progress to Year 2, you will be given more autonomy in arranging your own assessed projects, as well as continuing activities from the first year. The second year is strongly focused on further development of technical and artistic abilities. Breadth of repertoire, individual creative output and professional experience are also key features.

Students in both years can take part in the LSO’s education and community programmes such as LSO On Track and Early Years Outreach, as well as Creative Learning projects. This will enable you to learn how community-based programmes are delivered, and to meet professional animateurs, performers and administration teams involved in these projects.

Performance opportunities

Guildhall performance opportunities on this programme embrace a variety of orchestral contexts, including Symphony Orchestra concerts in the Barbican, and the opera orchestra for productions by the School’s acclaimed Opera department. There is a full programme of chamber music, new music, historically-informed performance and interdisciplinary practice.

Additionally, Orchestral Artistry students will have occasional opportunities to perform in LSO Discovery concerts and the annual Trafalgar Square concert.

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.

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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