University of Liverpool: Performance

InstitutionUniversity of Liverpool
Department School of Music View department profile
Telephone 0151 794 5927
Study type Taught


Do you want to develop your performance skills or music teaching practice? Or are you passionate about pursuing a performance-based research project? Or maybe you would like to perform with industry professionals (e.g. from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)? Or to professionalise your current profile as a musician and/or teacher?

The MMus Performance at the University of Liverpool offers:

• Development of solo and ensemble performance • Development of teaching practice (solo, group and complementary approaches) • Development of research skills and research projects appropriate to performance • Opportunities to perform with members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for performance assessments • Opportunities to do other performance work beyond standard recitals (e.g. recording and videos)

In addition to your performance study, you'll explore approaches towards and techniques for teaching Music, and develop the skills to analyse performances of a wide variety of repertoires, enabling you to question assumptions about performances made by performers today.

Performance accounts for 40 of the 180 credits in the flexible modular scheme (20 credits for in each of the two semesters), and involves 1-2-1 tuition as well as weekly group workshops. You will study a further 40 credits in pedagogy, exploring the skills and processes of teaching and learning a musical instrument or voice. The remainder of the taught modules will focus on research skills, preparing you to undertake a Major Project over the summer. Your project may be either a long recital or a pedagogy/research project, depending on your chosen performance studies specialism, and is worth 60 credits of your overall degree.

Please note that the MMus Performance is designed specifically for classical music.

Master of Music - MMus

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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