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Postgraduate Diploma Composer-Performer

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

Orchestral Performance is offered on the following instruments: Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Oboe, Percussion & Timpani, Tenor / Bass Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola and Violin.

  • Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
  • Participation in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and/or Welsh National Opera placement schemes
  • Mentoring scheme with industry professionals
  • Orchestral and sectional rehearsal and performance opportunities at RWCMD
  • Specialist, advanced orchestral repertoire performance tuition
  • Advanced tuition available in supporting areas such as Alexander Technique, doubling instrument, end-of-line instruments and period instruments
  • Professional accompaniment provision
  • Training in career development, self-promotion and sustainable technique
  • International masterclass series
  • Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
  • Opportunities to work on historical instruments, supported by Informed Performance classes and seminars
  • Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities
  • Training in performance analysis and presentation
  • Study of psychology of collaborative performance for conductors and orchestral performance
  • Advanced research training
  • Optional work-based learning module
  • Optional training in advanced teaching skills, outreach, sound recording and arts management
  • Opportunity to create and curate own performance projects
  • Focus on employability and transferable skills
  • Tuition fees

    Students living in United States
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    £ 20,155per 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 Welsh College of Music and Drama

    • Campus address

      Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3ER, Wales

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