Music students can enjoy some of the best facilities available with dedicated practice rooms, a recital room, range of musical instruments, recording studios and the latest computer technology.
What will I study?
This course is great if you enjoy playing and composing music, and have a desire to learn more about how it actually works.You will enhance your performance and composition skills, and develop a deeper understanding of a number of specific musical styles and genres.
You will also be expected to perform regularly, both as a soloist and within ensembles – with your performance work assessed through a 5-6 minute recording.Classroom activities are necessarily varied. It is very important that wherever possible, new concepts and ideas are explored practically as well as theoretically, in order to enhance understanding.
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The concert band, jazz band and SJD Singers rehearse weekly and perform regularly. There are also opportunities for smaller chamber ensembles, groups and bands to rehearse together. It is hoped that music students will contribute fully towards the extra-curricular musical activities available, both as performers and even possibly, as directors!
Where might it lead?
Music is an incredibly diverse subject and allows you to develop a variety of skills that will be of use in other subjects, as well as in Higher Education and eventual employment. An appreciation and understanding of music is also something, of course, that you can keep with you and enjoy for a lifetime!