University of Liverpool: Classical Music Industry

InstitutionUniversity of Liverpool
Department School of Music View department profile
Web http://www.liverpool.ac.uk/music/
Email pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Telephone 0151 794 5927
Study type Taught

Summary

Please note, this programme was formerly known as The Business of Classical Music MA. The name has been changed to better reflect the subject content of the programme, and its strong links with industry. Please note that there are no changes to the advertised content/modules of the programme – only the programme title has been changed.

The Classical Music Industry MA is an exciting and unique programme for anyone interested in progressing their career in the classical music industry, or entering or developing a career in arts management. The MA includes a significant work experience dimension with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The organisation includes the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the UK’s oldest professional symphony orchestra; the Grade II* listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and an extensive learning and education programme.

Because the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is both a professional symphony orchestra and a venue presenting close to 400 concerts and events annually, the organisation has become fluent in the widest range of managerial specialisms. Students will be able to access this deep and rich body of experience in the lecture theatre and within the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, itself. In your first semester, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Chief Executive and Executive Team will be guest speakers and in the second semester they will supervise a period of internship within the organisation with the opportunity to become familiar with the operation, management and development of a professional symphony orchestra. You will enjoy privileged access to concerts throughout your study and meet members of the orchestra and administration team in ways not available to the general public or students on other programmes.

As a consequence of the unique placement opportunity, you will graduate from this master's programme with enhanced employment prospects. These prospects will be enriched not just by exposure to the best minds of an historic and thriving institution but by the support we give you to complete a dissertation in your chosen specialist field. A dissertation is an extended piece of work that involves the generation of new research data. The University’s Department of Music has a long history in music industry studies and our staff will be able to give you the detailed academic support you require to realise a substantial study that helps demonstrate your newly developed expertise to prospective employers. Your CV will be improved and your skill levels will be raised in substantial and rewarding ways.

MA

University of Liverpool 
Department of Music

 

At the University of Liverpool, we are in tune with the classical and popular worlds. We pride ourselves on being an innovative department that embraces the full spectrum of music, from the great works of the past to emerging trends such as sound for computer games. Our staff and students come from a variety of performance and non-performance backgrounds and share interests that span classical, popular, world and film music.  

Long-established as a classical music department, we created the Institute of Popular Music in 1988, becoming the first department in the UK to …

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