M.A. PGDIP/MA/MMus Orchestral Conducting

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Application deadline: 1 October
Tuition fee:
  • € 10,153 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,153 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Key Features * Conducting technique class involving the study and practice of technique away from the orchestra
* Workshops in keyboard skills and score-reading
* Observation and participation in RWCMD orchestral rehearsals
* Rehearsal analysis tutorials
* Observation of conductors within a professional context
* Opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions
* Opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances
* Performance classes, usually in the company of students from a range of disciplines
* Full programme of orchestral concerts

Key Features of all Postgraduate Programmes * Two year, full time programmes starting in September
* One year intensive programmes available in some cases
* Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
* Training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique
* International masterclass series
* Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
* Performance Practice training supported by seminars, tutorials and symposia
* Training in performance analysis and presentation (MMus only)
* Advanced research and specialist performance analysis training (MMus only)
* Established work placement schemes
* Optional training in advanced teaching skills and arts management
* Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire


Courses * Orchestral Conducting 1
* Orchestral Conducting 2
* The Professional Musician
* Advanced Performance Analysis
* Research Project Or Reflecting on Performance

Optional Modules * Advanced Teaching Skills
* Arts Management in Practice
* Vocational Project
* Presenting at Conference
* Individual Project

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