Express yourself through multiple musical genres
Now, more than at any other time in history, composers can express themselves in any number of musical and artistic genres.
In contrast to most other composition courses at this level we at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire celebrate this diversity and make it our mission to foster artists who challenge, innovate and transform notions of artistic practice today.
Through individual tuition and small classes you will develop an understanding of differing compositional styles, particularly contemporary art music, pop, jazz and fusion, experimental and conceptual music, film and theatre music, electroacoustic and studio-based composition.
From the outset, you will be encouraged to explore your own ideas both within the context of a specific genre and using genre as a jumping-off point for the creation of new artistic concepts.
A Queer Concerto for Nine Saxophones and Orchestra
A Queer Concerto for Nine Saxophones and Orchestra’ by Deputy Head of Composition Dr Michael Wolters premiered at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire end of term concert in June 2018 in The Bradshaw Hall.
Postgraduate courses in Experimental Performance
Designed for emerging arts practitioners across all disciplines (including, but not limited to, instrumental/vocal performance, composition, dance, choreography, theatre, visual and performance art, creative writing), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s brand new PgCert, PgDip and MMus courses in Experimental Performance provide you with a unique opportunity to undertake independent artistic projects in a fully supportive environment.
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