The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance has announced the launch of a new Masters Degree (MMus) for guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists.
The course is designed to enable contemporary musicians who have excelled at the undergraduate level (or who are demonstrably of this standard) to fully explore and develop their own unique, expressive and creative voices.
Students will have the opportunity for both individual lessons and project-based study with a wide range of internationally acclaimed musicians, academics, educators and practitioners. And the course will be delivered at the Institute’s specialist facilities in London, UK.
Successful completion of the Institute Masters degree will give graduates the opportunity to gain high-level employment or progress to national/international PhD or DMA programmes.
Dr Gareth Dylan Smith, programme leader on the Institute Masters course, commented: "We are delighted to be launching this new Masters course for the contemporary musician, which we believe will quickly become recognised as one of the leading courses in its field.
With a teaching faculty composed of such luminaries as Professor Richard Smith from the world-renowned Thornton School of Music, Audrey Riley, with twenty-five years of experience in the rock industry and Laurence Cottle, a world-renowned bassist, students on this course will have access to a unique range of knowledge, experience and talent.
And since it is delivered in London, at the heart of the global music industry, I believe that there is no better place to continue building a music career at the highest levels."