MA MMUS Piano for Dance

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    1 year

Course Description

The MMus Piano for Dance programme is an innovative postgraduate degree, delivered in partnership with Scottish Ballet.

Utilising the resources and facilities of both institutions, the programme offers a unique mix of professional tutelage and practical application, aimed at supporting the needs of each individual student. Pianists aspiring to work within the professional dance sector receive regular mentoring from industry-established dance musicians and teachers. The programme also offers the opportunity to gain a wide range of appropriate experience, working within a professional environment alongside Scottish Ballet’s artistic staff and dancers.

From the earliest stages of training, students accompany all aspects of work with RCS and Scottish Ballet, in dance classes, rehearsals and education projects.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for both the MMus and MA are normally expected to hold a good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.

In addition to the general entry requirements listed above, candidates will preferably already have:

  • The potential to represent the sound of an orchestral score on the piano
  • The ability to work encouragingly and effectively with others, including as part of a larger team
  • Adaptability to a range of musical styles, and to a variety of rehearsal and performance situations

Some experience of playing for a range of dance styles, including classical ballet, is desirable but not essential.


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