Postgraduate Programmes in Choral Conducting

Choral Conducting is offered as an MMus or Postgraduate Diploma programme.

MMus – 13 months intensive or two years full-time commencing in September.
Postgraduate Diploma – 10 months intensive or two years full-time commencing in September.

Key Features

  • Weekly choral conducting class working with singers
  • Individual and small group specialist vocal tuition including language classes
  • Observation and participation in RWCMD choral rehearsals including College Chorus and Chamber Choir
  • Choral repertoire, score preparation and aural skills class
  • Observation of conductors within a professional context: BBC National Chorus of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus
  • Opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions
  • Opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances
  • Conducting placements with partnerships choirs in the Cardiff area
  • Masterclasses with internationally renowned choral directors

Key Features of all Postgraduate Programmes

  • Two year, full time programmes starting in September
  • One year intensive programmes available in some cases
  • Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
  • Training in career development, self-promotion and sustainable technique
  • International masterclass series
  • Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
  • Opportunities to work on historical instruments, supported by Informed Performance classes and seminars
  • Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities
  • Training in performance analysis and presentation (MMus only)
  • Study of psychology of collaborative performance for conductors and orchestral performance (MMus only)
  • Advanced research training (MMus only)
  • Optional work-based learning module
  • Optional training in advanced teaching skills, outreach, sound recording and arts management
  • Opportunity to create and curate own performance projects
  • Focus on employability and transferable skills
  • Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire via the ERASMUS Exchange Programme

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