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Melissa Bradshaw

Guildhall School of Music & Drama launches new Masters in Electronic Music

3:05, 17th June 2019

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is to become the first London conservatoire to offer Electronic Music at postgraduate level, today announcing its new Electronic Music Masters degree commencing in September 2020.

The one-to-two year course will allow musicians to specialise in or across several of the department’s seven specialist disciplines: electronic music, film music, sonic arts, game audio, live electronics, popular music production and new media.

Students will also have the opportunity to work regularly with the professional musicians of the Guildhall Session Orchestra, an ensemble created specifically for work with the Electronic Music department. The inaugural concert of the Guildhall Session Orchestra will take place on Wednesday 3 July at Milton Court Concert Hall, directed by head of Electronic Music & Music Technology Mike Roberts, and will feature highlights from recent projects such as the Museum of London’s Beasts of London experience.

Roberts commented: ‘I’m really excited that we are now able to offer postgraduate level opportunities in the Electronic Music department to help musicians refine their skills in the broad and growing field of electronic and produced music. For 20 years we’ve been pioneering a one-to-one approach to teaching in these growth areas and the new postgraduate course allows us to extend the vitality of this approach to even more musicians. The emergence of the professional Guildhall Session Orchestra out of our increasing activity in film music, game audio and popular music production is especially exciting and further sets us apart as offering a unique environment in which to launch successful careers in music.’

Applications for September 2020 entry open in July this year. Further details of the course and how to apply can be found here.

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