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MMus (Pianist for Dance)

In association with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The first of its kind in the UK, the MMus (Pianist for Dance) is the only vocational course offered jointly by a conservatoire and a professional ballet company.

Delivered over two years, this course provides intensive high-level training, experience and development for a professional career as a pianist for dance. Students have access to a team of expert mentors from both The Royal Conservatoire and Scottish Ballet. At The Royal Conservatoire, students have lessons in piano and accompaniment techniques as well as improvisational sessions. The other elements of the course are delivered by Scottish Ballet and include observation of, and practical experience in all the Company’s activities, classes, and rehearsals. This involves working with the Company’s Artistic Team, the Ballet Staff, Company Pianist, Resident Conductor and the Head of the Associate Programme.

Applicants to the course should already possess an Honours degree in musical performance. Candidates should also have a soundlevel of musical and technical expertise as a pianist. Some experience in playing for ballet/dance is desirable but not essential and an ability to improvise in a variety of styles would be beneficial.

Scholarships may be available through The Royal Conservatoire.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
G2 3DB
Tel.: 0141 270 8285

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Those wishing to apply should contact Registry at The Royal Conservatoire for details.

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