This programme provides a coherent programme of musicological and practical study as well as a solid basis in musicological techniques and methods. It entails a detailed study of the history, repertory, performing techniques and teaching principles of the instrument or voice chosen for the concluding recital component.
* MA Research Skills (see MA in Musicology)
* Organology and Technique (two 1500-word assignments, Autumn, 20 credits) involving detailed study of the relevant instrument (or voice) and investigation into the development of its performance techniques and teaching principles.
* Repertory (one 3000-word assignment (50%); one 3-hour examination (50%), Autumn and Spring, 30 credits)a broad survey of the repertory of the relevant instrument or voice chosen for the recital component and a detailed examination of four specific areas of that repertory (normally embracing different genres and/or historical periods), chosen in consultation.
* Performance Practice (two 3000-word assignments, Spring, 30 credits) includes study of: primary source materials (theoretical treatises, iconography, etc.), and relevant aspects of the ways in which music is and has been performed
* Performance 1 'Closed' Recital (autumn [normally presented in late January], 30 credits) involves the presentation of a 'closed' recital of approximately 30 minutes' duration.
* Performance 2 Public Recital (normally presented in mid-September [tuition between October and September], 60 credits) involves the presentation of a public recital of approximately one hour's duration (including a set-piece), a performance portfolio (including programme notes and a diary of participation in the School's concerts) and a via-voce examination.
* MA Research Skills
* Organology and Technique
* Performance 1
* Performance Practice
* Repertory (cont.)
* Recital (presentation in mid-September)
* Teaching is by tutorials, seminars and instrumental/vocal lessons.
* 40 hours of vocal/instrumental tuition per student.
* Opportunities for performance in a variety of ensembles, instrumental/vocal workshops and master-classes.