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Offline 8i_love_piano8

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Studying Music in University/ Conservatoire
on: November 04, 2013, 03:01:12 PM
I completed my Grade 8 Practical and Theory a few years ago and just obtained ATCL last November. I'm currently doing a Diploma in Psychology Studies and I am considering to study music after I complete my Diploma.

I've been looking at BMus courses in the UK and considering a Music Therapy course in Canada. However I don't have A level Music and I understand this makes it tougher to get into a course in the UK.

As I am from Asia, I am not really familiar with the school systems in the West. Are there any courses in the UK which do not require A Level Music by any chance and may I know what are the performing standards for an undergraduate course?
*I'm more interested in the area of Music History (I know my limits as a performer). 

Your advice will be greatly appreciated! (:

Offline seb1982

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Re: Studying Music in University/ Conservatoire
Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 10:06:22 PM
Hi!

I can only offer my own experience, which was that I got into the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK to study piano without A-level music.  That was 10 years or so ago, though, so I don't know if it's changed.

Hopefully someone else can offer more help than that.  But it sounds like you're on the right trajectory with your performing abilities to be accepted by a good music college!  All the very best!  :)

Offline jy_

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Re: Studying Music in University/ Conservatoire
Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 07:04:09 PM
I'm currently studying in one of the UK conservatoires, and although they do require a high level of performing ability, they do look at how much potential you have.

Then again, the teaching at their conservatoires is not top-notch - apart from the practical aspect, (which is fantastic).

If you're looking to do something about Music History and theory you're better off studying music in one of their Universities.

Offline klavierkay

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Re: Studying Music in University/ Conservatoire
Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 12:32:28 PM
Why not try ringing a few admissions department at UK universities and their music departments?  I am sure they would be happy to advise you of entry requirements.
 

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