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Postgraduate Music

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Learn key skills from internationally renowned performers and practitioners. At York, you'll have the time and space to develop your own distinctive approach to the discipline.

Why study music at York?

York is a vibrant musical community. You'll be taught by active professionals in modules directly informed by contemporary research and practice. We have excellent working relationships with a range of professional partners and artists-in-association, giving you unique insights into industry and collaborative opportunities. Our academics will challenge you to delve deeper into your musical discipline and consider new approaches to music-making. Whether in performance, composition, analysis, pedagogy, musicology or music technology, practice and scholarship go hand in hand in everything we do.

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This unique, intellectually stimulating and fascinating course is perfect for any musician wishing to hone their teaching skills. Understanding effective pedagogy has made my teaching more rewarding and I relish the opportunity to facilitate someone's learning of music. It has helped me secure teaching jobs in two schools, a music centre and build up a plethora of private pupils.

Katie, MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching

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