The study of music is divided into several areas:
- performing (developing practical skills on voice or an instrument, both individually and as part of an ensemble)
- composing (creating their own music)
- listening and appraising
A wide range of interests and abilities will be catered for through the study of various musical styles, including popular music, music technology, world music, and classical music.
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As well as developing your subject knowledge, the study of music also encompasses various transferable skills needed in further education and employment, such as:
- creative thinking skills
- fine motor skills
Through the study of music, you will be displaying to prospective employers that you are hardworking, dedicated, and disciplined.
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Level 2 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners
40% external assessment
60% internal assessment
Graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction
Outline of course content:
You will develop your performing skills through our individual tuition with a specialist teacher on your chosen instrument or voice (free of charge) in both a solo and ensemble capacity.
Outline of course structure:
Throughout the course you will develop the following skills/knowledge:
Careers using Music
Want to be a performer?
For those who play to the highest standards, opportunities occur worldwide in popular music contexts, theatres, as ‘session players’ at recording studios, and in classical orchestras.
Teaching music also offers job possibilities, including school teaching, peripatetic work, and private tuition.
Those with music ability and also other technical skills might consider sound engineering, recording, radio production, and broadcast work.
Working to promote events and music concerts may also appeal to those with a background in music.
Related jobs also include working in music shops, music journalism, and DJ’ing.
Music therapy is a small branch within the medical profession where music skills are occasionally used to help people address medical conditions.
For those wanting to study further within education, lots of schools/colleges offer Level 3 qualifications in both Music Practice and Music Technology.
Many Universities or specialist colleges (Leeds College of Music, BIMM) offer music degrees covering a wide range of skills and interests, e.g. performance, popular music, sound production, studio production, music business, event management.