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Music Department Taster Day 2014

24/06/2014 (10:30-15:30)

The taster day aims to provide opportunities for A-level (and equivalent) music students to experience some of the diverse aspects of university level study in music, whilst enriching A-level study (certain sessions will touch on Edexcel A2 set works). It will also allow students to interact with lecturers from the UK’s top Music Department for research (Research Assessment Exercise 2008). Although the taster day is primarily aimed at A-level music students who are currently in year 12, we also welcome other students considering the study of music at university (for example, A-level students in year 13, and Access to Music or BTEC students). 

Attendees will have a choice of options for each session. Last year’s taster day included lectures on Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Studying Film Music, ‘Wagner, sex and capitalism’, Compositional Techniques, and Analysing Beethoven, alongside workshops in Andean Music, Groove and Jazz, Early Music, and Solo Performance (classical).

PLEASE NOTE: After you have submitted your application, we will email you to ask you to write in 150 words why you are interested in studying this subject. The deadline to submit your 150 words is 5pm on Monday 28 April 2014. The course organisers will select students for this course based on their answers and you will be informed within 5 working days after the deadline whether your application has been successful or not.

Deadline to submit 150 words: 5pm, Monday 28 April 2014

Course Date: 24 Jun 2014 

Duration: One day (10.30am - 3.30pm) 

Subject area/s: Music 

Course Requirements: This taster course is open to students in year 12, 13 or anyone planning on starting their undergraduate studies in September 2014.  You must be studying music at AS/A level or equivalent (BTEC, Int Bacc, etc) to attend.



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