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..
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.
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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