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Music Performance Studies MA

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Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Performance / Playing Music Studies Performing Arts (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Develop as a performer with stylistic awareness and an understanding of how to prepare for the concert platform and take part in a public recital at the end of your course in September.

Course description

This course is designed to help you build the stylistic awareness and advanced techniques to perform music at concert level. Through workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one lessons with specialist tutors, you will hone your abilities as both a solo and ensemble performer, culminating in a public recital at the end of your course. Students can either choose to take a piano performance pathway or instrumental performance pathway.
You will have the opportunity to engage in modules that develop your understanding of performance as a research informed discipline, whilst also having the opportunity to collaborate on creative projects with students from other programmes.

The department plays an important role in Sheffield's thriving cultural life, and students have frequent opportunities to perform for the University of Sheffield Concerts, a concert series that hosts varied performances from world-wide professional musicians throughout the year.


We are an All-Steinway School.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.


Your recital work will be supported and supplemented by individual instrumental tuition. The module culminates in a 45-minute public recital demonstrating keen stylistic awareness, accomplished technical control, imaginative use of colour and texture. You will engage with the audience in expressing their interpretations of chosen repertoire at a professional standard.
MUS6000: Academic Skills (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component. Degrees in other related subjects may be acceptable depending on your background.