BSc Honours

GCE A Level in Music

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Classroom based

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23 Month(s)

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A-Level Music involves studying music at a deeper level. It consists of three elements: Performance, Composition, and Appraising. You will plan and perform a recital on your chosen instrument, write your own composition, learn how to write in the styles of other composers, and study several key pieces of music in diverse styles, and from a wide historical period. Johannes Brahms once said: Study Bach. There you will find everything. The listening exam has elements of this, with the study of music from the Western Classical Tradition, alongside music from various other genres including film, rock, jazz and world music. The set works are in a variety of styles and from a range of different periods in music history. The course is essentially creative, develops analytical skills, demands excellent time-management skills, requires dedication to practising an instrument, and fosters talent: all skills which universities and employers regard highly.

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