University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Music (Conducting)

This programme is designed to develop conducting techniques to a professional level, and to enhance the understanding of relevant theoretical principles. You will attend conducting classes (including score analysis and preparation, rehearsal techniques, gestural techniques, critical analysis of recordings) and contribute to rehearsals with the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, ensembles and Chamber Choir. Two compulsory research training modules are followed by a combination of specialism-related modules and optional modules. Having completed the Postgraduate Diploma stage of the programme, you will progress to Masters stage and complete your final portfolio of work.

Course modules

Example module listing: research training for practitioners A; research training for practitioners B; composition A; composition B; composition folio; studio techniques; performance A; conducting A; orchestral management 1; creative practice A; rock track poetics; African American music; historical performance practice; compositional techniques; contemporary issues in the cultural industries; English music from Elgar to Britten; synthesis and music programming; screen music studies; performance A; performance B; conducting B; orchestral management 2; digital music improvisation 2; Anglo Celtic song traditions; jazz studies 2; opera studies;; baroque fugue in practice; applied music 2; musical theatre.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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