3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD, United Kingdom

Music (Popular with Jazz)

Delivered through one-to-one tuition, band work, lectures and seminars, this very practical course supports students’ development into highly skilled specialist performers. Focus is placed on developing technical proficiency and artistry, as well as enhancing compositional, musicological and critical listening skills. Additional business focused modules are embedded throughout the programme, alongside tuition in Jazz performance and repertoire. Leeds College of Music is at the centre of the thriving Leeds music scene in a city tightly packed with music venues, from small intimate bars to major touring venues. The Popular Music programme thrives off this scene and any night of the week LCoM students can be found all over the city performing and earning their place in its energised, diverse, and pioneering music culture. The Popular Music faculty is first class, highly experienced, and reflect the diverse background and tastes of our Popular Music students. They work together to help you find your creative voice and develop as a unique, driven, and professional popular musician. In addition to your classes, we invite world class industry experts to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience with you in weekly masterclasses, workshops, and performances. Internationally renowned, the Leeds Jazz scene has consistently produced some of the UK’s most creative musicians for over fifty years, and the Jazz course at Leeds College of Music is right at the very heart of this movement. Our students see world class music every night of the week at the many clubs we collaborate with, including our own B Side, Undercurrent and Fusebox sessions, where staff, students and guests play into the night. Most of our Jazz students are here as performers, and our teachers and resources provide a first rate setting for students who are serious about learning to improvise. Workshops and gigs take place every Friday, when we invite touring artists to share their expertise. Staff also perform and compose at the highest level, and are here to share their knowledge and experience, as well as provide professional opportunities for students.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,LeedsUnited Kingdom