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Course structure

Duration of the Course
The course will last ten months, from 1 October to 31 July, and it is expected that students will be resident in Cambridge throughout University terms.

NEW M.Mus. course structure
The course consists of six elements:

1. Principal study performance:

  • Choral conducting pathway, leading to a conducting examination with set works
  • Vocal performance pathway leading to a solo vocal recital with set works
  • Organ performance pathway leading to a solo recital of a set work and music chosen by the candidate

2. Principal study ensemble performance:

  • Choral conducting pathway: leading to a conducted choral recital
  • Vocal performance pathway leading to a vocal ensemble examination
  • Organ performance pathway leading to a recital, playing organ and harpsichord continuo in a larger ensemble

3. Optional Elements: students select one of the following:

  • Extended essay
  • Editing project
  • Music arrangements
  • Secondary study (students can choose one of the other Pathways as a secondary option)

4. Seminar course: Weekly seminars, resulting in two coursework essays

5. College placements and observations: placement in college choirs with opportunities to direct and observe

6. Aural classes: weekly classes during term

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MMus in Choral Studies