Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes:
The programme aims to provide a postgraduate qualification in performance for:
applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree in music with a high level of performance and aspire towards a professional career in performance
applicants who have professional performing experience and wish to pursue further study in their chosen area
to provide students with the necessary musical training and performance experience in a wide range of solo and ensemble contexts to enable them to meet the demands of the performing profession at the highest levels
to integrate professional level performance studies with the development of analytical and research skills, with particular emphasis on performance practice
to provide a programme of study tailored to the needs of the individual student, with supporting specialist modules of professional relevance
to facilitate the artistic, intellectual and creative development of the individual student
On completion of the programme the student should be able to:
demonstrate a professional level of performance (in solo and ensemble contexts) which reveals an awareness of the artistic and interpretative demands of the repertoire, and communicates an individual musical personality
demonstrate an understanding of issues related to performance practice in their chosen instrument/voice through critical analysis/research
demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding in specialist modules of professional relevance
demonstrate the necessary artistic, intellectual and creative ability to perform successfully in the music profession.
The programme aims to facilitate the artistic, intellectual and creative development of each student and to equip them with the range of skills necessary to meet the constantly changing and ever increasing demands made on the professional musician in the twenty-first century.
Who Should Apply?
The postgraduate programme is aimed at classical and jazz instrumentalists and vocalists and Irish traditional performers who aspire towards a professional career as performers.