Academic Studies

Academic and Supporting Studies: Introduction

Academic Studies are essential to every BMus student’s creative development. A comprehensive range of topical courses is offered across the disciplines of Historical Musicology, Analysis, Performance Practice and Composition, as well as Aural Training, Keyboard Skills, Technology, and Conducting (Academic Studies) courses which are designed to reinforce students’ critical awareness as performers and/or composers.

For further details on our academic programmes of study, please see BMus Programmes.

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Upcoming Events

Guitar Recital free

Thursday, 25.01.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Award-winning postgraduate guitarists present three seminal works from the classical guitar’s 20th-century repertoire

Soundbox free

Thursday, 01.02.2018 12:30 - 14:00, Museum Strings Gallery

Soundbox is a series of events inspired by the Academy’s Museum and collections

Schwanengesang free

Thursday, 01.02.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Michael Rakotoarivony baritone, Teodora Oprișor piano

Proto-Chopin and the Polonaise free

Friday, 02.02.2018 14:30 - 16:00, Museum Piano Gallery

This lecture-recital explores pianistic and compositional development in Chopin's early polonaises

‘A Crowd of Twisted Things’: New Works for Ensemble and Voice free

Friday, 02.02.2018 19:00, Theatre

This concert showcases a variety of approaches to songwriting from the Academy’s third-year undergraduate composers

Seldom Sene free

Thursday, 08.02.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Academy recorder and viol consorts present a programme from Taverner to Purcell

Historical Performance Masterclass free

Monday, 12.02.2018 14:00 - 17:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Historical Performance masterclass with Menno van Delft

Tritium Trio free

Thursday, 15.02.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Tritium Trio perform free lunchtime recital

Vaughan Williams and Warlock free

Thursday, 22.02.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free lunchtime concert featuring pieces by Williams and Warlock

Trios free

Thursday, 01.03.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Tickets: Free, no tickets required Morgan Hayes after Byrd Elemental 9 Huw Watkins Horn Trio Thea Musgrave Pierrot Philip ...

Composers’ Project: The Hermes Experiment free

Thursday, 08.03.2018 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Gillian Clarke, winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2010, reads from her new collection

String Quartets free

Thursday, 08.03.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Tickets: Free, no tickets required Edmund Finnis Realisation for string quartet Maxwell Davies Naxos Quartet No 10 Tippett ...

Academy Song Exchange free

Thursday, 15.03.2018 13:05, Theatre

Singers and instrumentalists from the Academy and the Hochschule für Musik

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