This course that will appeal to students who are making good progress in singing, or on their instrument, up to and beyond Grade 6. They will have a fascination for all kinds of music from J.S. Bach to Kate Bush and will be keen to develop their composition skills.
The three basic requirements are to record an 8-12 minute recital, to compose two pieces of music of your own and to analyse 18 specially chosen set works, as well as become familiar with a range of related wider listening. The set works are examined in an end of course paper that requires comparative and analytical essay writing, listening questions and some musical dictation.
POST A LEVEL OPTIONS
Music is an enriching study at university and can lead to a performing career, conducting, film composition, musical theatre, publishing and concert or artist management. Even if you do not pursue music after A level, it has always been highly respected by university admission officers and employers as it is understood that the skills required to succeed are formidable. It is also a valued talent to bring to any college and, indeed, to take with you through life.
“Ohne Musik ware das Leben ein Irrtum Without Music, life would be a mistake”