Why Study Music?

Studying music can incorporate everything from heartfelt choral music to heartfelt pop music; from controversial Wagner operas to controversial rap music; from beat-driven tribal music to beat-driven dance music. You can be as specific or as broad as you like with a music degree, choosing to specialise in as few or as many areas as you choose, studying Beethoven alongside The Beatles, Medieval Composition and Choral Conducting if you wish.. 

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Music Societies

Most universities have music societies, which are usually open to music and non-music students alike. These are generally inclusive societies where you can play an instrument in an ensemble, sing in a choir, form a band or put on a gig to raise money for charity. Whether or not you choose to study music as your degree, it can be a valuable way to develop social skills, work closely with other people and most importantly, have fun whilst you're learning. A lot of music society ensembles do not require an expert level of musicianship so don't be put off if you've not passed your Grade 8

Who Studies Music?

Musicians at university can be both outgoing and socialable and introverted and studious, so regardless of your personality, if you have a passion for music then studying music at university could be the best bet for you.

Music Jobs

A music degree can help to develop creativity, tenacity, dedication and confidence, traits which are respected in a wide array of job sectors. Music graduates often go on to work in a number of areas including: teaching, freelance work, performance, composing and arranging, music journalism, musicology and academia.

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