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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

European Style 'Classical' Music Music Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Introduction

Our MA programme in Chamber Music is the perfect fit for advanced performers wishing to immerse themselves in the world of chamber music. This programme is designed primarily for existing chamber ensembles who wish to further their development through study at Masters level. The individuals making up the group will normally have undertaken formal study beyond undergraduate level: as a team, you should be ready to commit to working together for the duration of the programme.

We also welcome applications from individual candidates who are able to demonstrate an aptitude for and experience of chamber music, and a keen desire to work with others. The offer of a place will be dependent upon the potential for viable ensembles to be formed.

Our chamber music ensembles form part of a thriving performance community, with opportunities to collaborate both with fellow musicians and artists from other disciplines. There are a number of RCS chamber music competitions for ensembles to enter, as well as potential opportunities for performances both in RCS and around Scotland.

With the support of the family of Hilary Rosin, RCS runs a series of Sunday morning chamber music concerts given by Scotland’s very best chamber musicians, featuring principals from the national orchestras and staff and students of RCS. Students can also exit with PGDip awards.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

The primary focus of your learning will be the Principal Study. This core activity – and in particular, the individual lesson – will refine the skills essential to meeting the artistic and technical expectations of the programme. It will equip you with many of the skills needed to exercise independent learning and develop the autonomy necessary for a professional career. In the case of the degrees in Performance, and Historically Informed Performance Practice, the Principal Study is your instrumental or vocal discipline; for the degrees in Opera, Conducting, Repetiteurship, Piano for Dance, and Accompaniment, it refers to the full range of skills associated with those roles, including high-level performance skills.
Negotiated Study (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,447

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,612

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Candidates for both the MMus and MA are normally expected to hold a good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.