Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is an excellent way to develop your practical music making skills and understanding of the music and sound industry. Through a series of class and college wide performances you will have the opportunity to work as a solo artist and as part of an ensemble, performing music in a variety of styles. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to have a career in performing or teaching in the future.
The focus is on developing your performance skills, music analysis and the use of Music Technology. You will rehearse and perform as a solo artist, and as a member of an ensemble. In addition you will be encouraged to reflect on your methods of practising your instrument and be guided in more effective ways of improving your technique. You will also be required to organise a music event.
How will I be assessed?
There are no exams and all assessment is through a mixture of performances, written work and presentations. You will be given feedback and an opportunity to improve your grade throughout the course.
Are there any special expenses?
The College does have various instruments and equipment, but it will likely be beneficial for you to bring in your own instruments if possible. There is no other particular need for other resources although you may benefit from purchasing books on technique specific to your instrument / voice. Opportunities to attend performances, workshops and seminars will be available during the course, costs will vary.
What could I do next?
There are numerous Higher Education courses with a focus on performance and we have special links with ACM and BIMM which both run degree level courses in various aspects of performance.