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11 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; There will be wide range of performance opportunities at RWCMD; professional touring and festival performance opportunities; integral player in local and regional Jazz scene and strong links with regional music industry, including education.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • 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
Repetiteurship PGDip

The key Features of this programme is Expert tuition from specialist staff at RWCMD and WNO Opportunities to work alongside professional repetiteurs in rehearsal; Thorough grounding in core repertoire as part of the music staff in the opera rehearsal studio at College; Opportunities to play for a number of College opera and opera scenes productions each year; Training in, and opportunities to accompany, vocal performances and rehearsals, such as those involving the RWCMD College Chorus and Chamber Choir; Advanced performance classes, usually in the company of students from a range of related disciplines; Attendance at language classes and vocal coaching sessions; Training in the development of coaching, choral preparation, continuo and conducting skills.

  • 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; Skills-based composition tutorials and workshops; Opportunities to work collaboratively with industry professionals; Advanced performance and recording classes, usually with students from a range of related disciplines ; Full programme of new music performances, presentations and productions. Key Features of this programme: Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians; Training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique; International master class series ; Fully integrated performances programme by international artists; Performance Practice training supported by seminars, tutorials and symposi.

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

In this programme, students 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
Historical Performance PGDip

The key features of this programme are: Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians; Wide range of solo and ensemble performance opportunities; Involvement in professional projects such as the orchestra of the Brecon Baroque Festival; Tuition available in supporting areas such as Alexander Technique and doubling instruments; Advanced training in chamber music; Professional coaching and accompaniment provision; Language, movement and drama classes (singers); Specialist, advanced performance classes (instrumentalists); Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians; Training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique; International masterclass series; Fully integrated performance programme by international artists; Performance Practice training supported by seminars, tutorials and symposia.

  • 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
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
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
Collaborative Piano PG Diploma

This course include following key features: Advanced tuition in piano accompaniment from specialist staff; Regular coaching in ensemble performance; Master classes with leading international accompanists and chamber musicians; Specialist performance classes with students from a range of instrumental disciplines; Language classes and vocal coaching sessions; Advanced training in chamber music; Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians; Training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique; International master class series; Fully integrated performances by international artists; Performance Practice training supported by seminars, tutorials and symposia.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Multi Instrument Woodwind Performance PG Diploma

The key features of this programme are: Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians; Principal study lessons in flute, clarinet and saxophone; Opportunities to 'sit in' professional productions when possible; Musical Theatre ensemble rehearsal and performance opportunities; Repertoire classes led by Musical Theatre specialists; Professional coaching and accompaniment provision; Specialist, advanced performance classes;Tuition available in supporting areas such as Alexander Technique, doubling instruments and double reed instruments; Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians; Training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique; International masterclass series; Fully integrated performance programme by international artists; Performance Practice training supported by seminars, tutorials and symposia.

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