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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Piano for Dance (MA)

Institution Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Department School of Music
Telephone 0141 332 4101
Study type Taught


The MA Piano for Dance programme is an innovative postgraduate degree, delivered in partnership with Scottish Ballet.

Utilising the resources and facilities of both institutions, the programme offers a unique mix of professional tutelage and practical application, aimed at supporting the needs of each individual student. Pianists aspiring to work within the professional dance sector receive regular mentoring from industry-established dance musicians and teachers. The programme also offers the opportunity to gain a wide range of appropriate experience, working within a professional environment alongside Scottish Ballet’s artistic staff and dancers.

From the earliest stages of training, students accompany all aspects of work with RCS and Scottish Ballet, in dance classes, rehearsals and education projects.

Additionally, you will study exam syllabus work, accompaniment skills, dance forms, dance vocabulary and core ballet and class repertoire. This helps you to develop the skills needed to give the dancers and teachers the necessary musical support in class work and rehearsals.

Solid piano technique is vital and you will also have access to a regular lesson with tutors from the Keyboard department, reinforcing aspects of piano technique, keyboard harmony and repertoire.

Please note, the international deadline for this programme is the 1st December 2023, but we would encourage applicants to apply by the 2nd October 2023 to be guaranteed consideration for the first round of scholarship.

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