In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry.
Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you
Expand and develop your competitive edge
Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas
M.Mus Popular Music Performance
Consolidate and build on performance skills with a focus on stylistic interpretation, technique, and creativity.
Ensemble and Musical Direction Skills
Rehearse and perform with the aim to develop ensemble skills with an emphasis on musical direction, creative interpretation and technical skills.
Postgraduate Research Methods
Undertake several tasks related to your discipline, including building documentation of research and dissertation proposal or project with an annotated bibliography.
Develop an understanding of key critical approaches to the study of popular music through an examination of the key literature. Study a series of important practitioners, genres, and milestones from the landscape of popular music through analysis and critical thinking.
Performance Portfolio 2
Building upon the work completed in Performance Portfolio 1, further develop skills as a performer. Key factors include the development and expansion of heightened technical performance ability, alongside interpretative and stylistic traits.
A project or dissertation based on a research question of your choosing that has been developed during the research methods module and through discussion with the module leader.
Engage in the development, management, and execution of a high-quality song portfolio. The material may be in any genre with a final presentation of a portfolio with recordings of your compositions, lead sheets, and a written critique.
A placement to participate in learning and teaching activities based on a community music practice with the aim to develop and execute two observed sessions.
Minimum of a 2:1 in a related undergraduate qualification, plus a successful audition and interview. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
If you have an undergraduate qualification in an unrelated subject but are an experienced performer, you can still be considered based on your musical abilities.
Please contact our team in order to be guided on how to present a performance portfolio to supplement your application.
Studying at this level will broaden your horizons as a musician and scholar, to support you in a multi-faceted career. This Master will enable you to explore areas of interest in greater depth, develop new skills and open new avenues of investigation both musically and academically.
Audition & Interview
After you have completed your online application form you will be invited to a Zoom interview with one of our admissions team. We have start dates in February and September each year.
How long will it last?
Full time 3 x 12 week trimesters, start dates of February and September each year.