The MA in Performance (Music) is an exciting programme that provides inclusive access to a thorough grounding in music performance skills across a uniquely diverse range of music genres and styles, including popular music, Irish traditional music, world musics, jazz, new and experimental music and western classical music. Students develop their instrumental/vocal skills in their chosen genre(s) through participation in a series of master classes delivered by external professional musicians chosen to match students instrumental/vocal specialisms. In addition to this unique opportunity to develop individual, genre-specific performance skills, students have the opportunity to explore an inclusive range of music genres and develop their understanding of cross-cultural performance practices in music through a series of workshops led by accomplished expert performers. Students also have an opportunity to develop their creativity in the context of collaborative music making through participation in a exceptionally wide range of music ensembles, including gamelan, Irish traditional music, popular music, early music, and many other ensembles. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop their music composition skills, transferrable research skills and their ability to integrate academic and practical work.
The MA in Performance (Music) offers a unique opportunity for students to explore the performance of a diverse, cross-cultural range of music genres while gaining expert individual tuition in a specialised area of performance through participation in masterclasses with leading professional musicians. The MA in Performance (Music) is suitable for accomplished musicians in all genres.