Music Performance

Reasons to study this course

  • You are a talented and confident performer as an instrumentalist or vocalist.
  • You have an interest in listening to, and analysing, music.
  • You are interested in performing music as a soloist, in an ensemble, or multitrack recording.
  • You want to improve your instrumental or vocal skills to reach your full potential.
  • You want to pursue a career in the music industry.
  • Can be combined with Music Production to create a two A-Level equivalent combined course. You may also choose to top this up to the equivalent of three A-Levels by taking Music Production and the Extended Music option.

What you will need to study this course

It is likely you will have studied an instrument or vocals in one-to-one lessons either privately or at school. You may have studied GCSE or BTEC music at school although this is not a strict requirement. A basic knowledge of music theory is an advantage along with an ability to read musical scores, chord sheets or tabs.

What you will study

Solo and ensemble performance, rehearsal skills and techniques, performing for a multitrack recording and session musicianship.

How you will be assessed

Coursework. It is important to note that although there are no written exams, your written work will be an essential part of your course and strict deadlines will be set for handing in these assignments.

Priestley Extra

Priestley has strong connections within the music and events industry. We have regular talks and workshops with industry professionals such as music producers, product specialists and touring sound engineers who are all working at the highest level. Five-day residential at world-famous Rockfield studios where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody.


University specialising in a range of music pathways including performance, production, composition, event management, music business and music journalism.

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