Today, universities have a huge variety of music degrees. If you’d like a more intellectual experience, you may wish to do a degree focused on “musicology,” the academic study of music. Musicology entails various aspects such as music analysis, music history, philosophy, the sociology of music, and criticism of music and literature. These varying strands mean that you’ll reflect on key concepts, critical issues and the broader implications of music.
However, you may choose a university music degree that’s more practical or performance-based such as Chichester University or the Colchester Institute of Music. Many universities have connections with conservatoires, so students can have lessons at the music colleges as part of their course. And universities provide students with wonderful extracurricular opportunities for practical music such as student orchestras or choral scholarships.
Universities offer music degrees in many specialisms. You could study a degree in composition, music theatre, music technology/production or a combination of areas mentioned above. The School of Oriental and African Studies in London has degrees in ethnomusicology, where you’ll learn about diverse musical cultures around the world.
One of the great things about studying music at university is that you’ll meet people reading many different subjects, so this will help you to gain a broad education not just during your degree but outside studying. Indeed, you can choose to study other subjects alongside Music as part of a joint or combined honours degree (e.g., Music and French, Music and Maths).
Whether you choose a conservatoire or university, both offer exciting yet diverse opportunities to discover your interests in music. And PlayScore 2 is an excellent app for your musical studies, allowing you to work easily and smoothly with your scores. Wherever you’re applying, we hope that your application is successful!
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