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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Performance Teaching / Training Singing

Course type


Course Summary

Our two-year, full-time Masters programme in Repetiteurship commences in September. It is a bespoke programme led by the College's Head of Keyboard in partnership with the Opera and Vocal Performance Department, and in close association with Welsh National Opera (WNO). Our aim is to offer the finest training available anywhere in the world in this challenging and competitive field.

Students benefit from expert tuition in College and from the Music Staff at WNO, with opportunities to observe professional repetiteurs in rehearsal.

The course follows a structured approach, with one-to-one tuition and classes ensuring that all the essential repetiteur skills are finely cultivated. At the same time, our students receive vocational training as music staff in the opera rehearsal studio, providing a thorough grounding in core repertoire.

Key Features

  • Expert one-to-one tuition from eminent repetiteurs and coaches
  • Opportunities to observe professional repetiteurs in rehearsal at WNO
  • Placement within a major UK opera house
  • Detailed study and preparation of substantial core repertoire
  • Opportunities to play for several College opera and opera scenes productions each year
  • Training in, and opportunities to accompany, vocal performances and rehearsals, such as those involving the RWCMD College Chorus and Chamber Choir
  • Opportunities to play at language classes, vocal coaching sessions and masterclasses
  • Training in the development of coaching, choral preparation and conducting skills
  • Experience of a professionally equivalent audition and working session

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Building on contextual knowledge gained from the seminar series, the practical part of the project will focus on attaining a deep understanding of the challenges of delivering recitative in opera, across a range of composers, styles and languages.
Repetiteur Skills 1 (20 Credits)
Opera Performance (Repetiteur) 1 (40 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry is by audition and candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification, although the College is able to consider applications from people without formal qualifications if they have an exceptional level of ability, practical experience, and a good understanding of the opera profession.