If you are excited about our BMus Music course but wish to focus especially on Performance – solo performance, band or ensemble playing, other modes of performance, and the historical and cultural aspects of performance – then this course is for you. It is designed for expert performers with a passion for performing across a variety of styles and contexts. You’ll be taught by expert academic staff, a number of whom are also professional performers with active international careers as soloists and ensemble members. You’ll have up to 20 hours of individual tuition provided by our team of instrumental and vocal tutors, who are experienced professional musicians. Visiting masterclasses and workshops are a regular feature of the course, given by distinguished performers such as Emma Kirkby (voice), David Childs (euphonium), Martin Roscoe (piano) and Wissam Boustany (flute). We also regularly host concerts and workshops with leading chamber groups. Staff and students alike give frequent concerts, forming new ensembles and exploring unfamiliar repertoire. We have strong links with local, national and international music organisations, so you could have the opportunity to work alongside bands, ensembles and orchestras such as the Orchestra of Opera North and Huddersfield Choral Society. You’ll have opportunities to study composition and musicology. In your musicology modules you’ll be able to explore how music and performance have developed through history. You could choose to specialise in subjects like baroque music, experimental music or film music, world musics, and opera and musical theatre. In your third year, you could spend a year abroad studying performance or choose to take a year-long placement with an employer.