Students performing in primrary school
In addition to the performance-based training, there are
opportunities for music students to take part in projects and
develop a range of related skills including teaching, outreach
work, workshop leadership, composing and arranging, concert
management and aspects of arts management, with a view to widening
and enhancing their career opportunities.
Teaching forms an important part of the working lives of most
professional musicians, and the demand for inspirational teachers
remains as strong as ever despite a changing education environment.
For undergraduates, the training combines a grounding in key
principles and approaches with specific training relating to each
student’s area of specialism. Postgraduates gain practical
experience as teachers while considering a range of current issues
and theories in music education.
In the field of outreach, students work together to design and
deliver projects targeting specific school or community groups.
Many students are also involved with Live Music Now! – a national
scheme that provides opportunities for young professional musicians
to perform to diverse audiences from children with special
educational needs to older people.
The College also runs a series of presentations and discussions
with leading arts professionals. These cover various themes ranging
from CV writing to website design, audition and interview
techniques, setting up a small business in the arts, making
applications for commissions and grants, and sustaining a freelance