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10 training courses found

Jazz PGDip

This programme offers advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians. It offers advanced tuition in music preparation, including composition and arrangement; specialist listening and analysis classes, including transcription and critical writing and professional ensemble coaching.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Repetiteurship PGDip

This programme offers training opportunities with professional companies, such as Welsh National Opera, Ballet Cymru, National Dance Company Wales and Music Theatre Wales; training in, and opportunities to accompany, vocal performances and rehearsals, such as those involving the RWCMD College Chorus, Chamber Choir, opera and opera scenes productions; advanced performance classes, usually in the company of students from a range of related disciplines; specialist principal study tuition, including training in score reading, continuo work and the accompaniment of recitatives and attendance at vocal language classes and vocal coaching sessions.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Composition PGDip

This programme offers specialist tuition in approaches to creativity and skills-based composition tutorials and workshops. It also offers opportunities to work collaboratively with industry professionals.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Orchestral Conducting PGDip

This programme offers conducting technique class involving the study and practice of technique away from the orchestra. There will also be workshops in keyboard skills and score-reading; observation and participation in RWCMD orchestral rehearsals; rehearsal analysis tutorials; observation of conductors within a professional context; opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions; opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances and performance classes, usually in the company of students from a range of disciplines.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Choral Conducting PGDip

In this programme, you will have 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 and masterclasses with internationally renowned choral directors. The programme also offers training in performance analysis and presentation.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Orchestral Performance PGDip

This programme offers advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians. It also offers training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Historical Performance PGDip

This programme aims to promote and develop a practical understanding of performance styles from Mediaeval to 19th century through a comprehensive, world-class programme of study. In one-to-one lessons you will concentrate on developing a secure technique and a broad stylistic repertoire and you will develop a working knowledge of the main national styles and the performance practices associated with those styles.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Music Performance PGDip

This programme offers advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians. It offers a wide range of solo and ensemble performance opportunities.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Brass Band Conducting PGDip

This programme will include conducting technique class involving the study and practice of technique away from the band. It also includes observation and participation in RWCMD Brass Band rehearsals; rehearsal analysis tutorials; observation of conductors within a professional context; opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions; opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances and performance classes, usually in the company of students from a range of disciplines.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Piano Accompaniment PGDip

This programme offers advanced tuition in piano accompaniment from leading professionals. There will be a wide range of ensemble opportunities.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time