University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Music (Conducting)

**Why choose this course** A conductor puts themselves at the heart of a musical performance. Our MMus Music (Conducting) is distinctive in its range of musicological, compositional and performance-based elements. You will benefit from the diversity of our research strengths, our many ensemble performance opportunities and our expertise in a range of musical fields. These include contemporary music for the concert hall, popular music, film music, opera, acoustic, electronic and computer-generated music. Academics within our Department of Music and graduates of this course are internationally recognised theorists and practitioners in a wide range of musical activity and areas of specialism. **What you will study** The Conducting pathway of our MMus Music is designed to develop your conducting techniques to a professional level, and to enhance your understanding of relevant theoretical principles. This course is only available part-time. You will attend conducting classes, including score analysis and preparation, rehearsal techniques, gestural techniques and critical analysis of recordings. You will also contribute to rehearsals with the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and other ensembles. Your two compulsory research training modules will be followed by a combination of specialism-related modules and optional modules.

Entry requirements

Master of Music - MMus: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) COMPOSITION A - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CONDUCTING A - Compulsory CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Optional MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS A - Compulsory STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional COMPOSITION B - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional CONDUCTING B - Compulsory CREATIVE PRACTICE B - Optional DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 - Optional MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - Optional MUSIC PROJECT B - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional PERFORMANCE B - Optional RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS B - Compulsory SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES - Optional TOPIC STUDY B - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 Students select ONE optional module Year 2 (part-time) COMPOSITION A - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING A - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE A - Optional MUSIC PROJECT A - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional STUDIO TECHNIQUES - Optional TOPIC STUDY A - Optional ADVANCED CONDUCTING - Compulsory COMPOSITION B - Optional COMPOSITIONAL PROGRAMMING B - Optional CREATIVE PRACTICE B - Optional DIGITAL IMPROVISATION 2 - Optional MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - Optional MUSIC PROJECT B - Optional PERFORMANCE A - Optional PERFORMANCE B - Optional SCREEN MUSIC STUDIES - Optional TOPIC STUDY B - Optional Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 THREE optional modules in Year 2

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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