Music Performance

This course is aimed at singers, guitarists, drummers and bass players and focuses on pop, rock and jazz, music performance and the music industry. The course will suit those of you that have several years' experience in performing a range of musical styles with the aim of improving both your practical ability and your general knowledge of music. The course will involve performance as part of a live band and as a soloist and the study of music theory and harmony, ear training, rhythm studies and sight reading. This course will stimulate you to explore the work of a range of musical styles and generate your own ideas through practical and written work. You will be introduced to a broad variety of materials and techniques and encouraged to experiment with them to develop ideas and produce final pieces and performances.

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Available As

Ext Cert

What will I study?

You will:

  • perform as part of a live band and learn songs in a variety of genres
  • learn how to improvise and perform as a soloist
  • study music theory and harmony, ear training, rhythm studies and sight reading
  • plan a career in music and look into vocational opportunities for your future
  • compose your own original music
  • participate in live performances for your peers and the public

The course will suit those who have several years’ experience on a chosen instrument and have an interest in performing a range of musical styles with the aim of improving both your practical ability and your general knowledge of music.

How will I learn?

This is a 2-Year BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate as a music practitioner – You will be timetabled for 4.5 hours per week for this course alone. You may have to use the rehearsal facilities in your own time to for individual and group practice.  During the timetabled hours you will attend lectures and demonstrations on performance techniques and music theory and practice songs in groups.

How will I be assessed?

Coursework – both written and practical

Are there any specific entry requirements?

At least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including three from the core subjects. 

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