Music Study Day

Open to Year 11 and Year 12 students

Monday 17 June 2019, 9.30am - 3.30pm.

Wondering what it's like studying music at university? Spend a day as a 1st year student at Sheffield and find out!  

Venue: Department of Music, Jessop Building, 34 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield S3 7RDMusic Study Day

The Programme

The event is designed to give students a taste of what university-level study in music is like, challenging them to work creatively with unfamiliar topics and approaches in a discursive small-group teaching environment. Following a brief introduction, participants will select from a menu of workshops (both academic and practical) led by the Department's academic staff on the following topics:

  • The Broadway musical: from the archive to the theatre
  • Experiments to examine the musical brain
  • Tradition v Technology: Folk music in the digital age
  • Navigating the music industries
  • Sound synthesis using free software
  • Performance masterclass
  • Composition workshop

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please note: places are limited, so we would advise you to book early. We expect participants to engage with the full programme of events, from the 9.30am start until 3.30pm close and ask that they make their travel arrangements around these times. Teachers are welcome to accompany their group (equally, we are happy for pupils to attend unaccompanied).

We hope to inspire participants to carry their music studies through to the next level. Please note: the event follows a different format to an Open Day and will not involve a full recruitment 'pitch'. Students considering applying to study music at university should seek to attend Open Days in addition.

Registration is now closed due to the event being at full capacity. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email Linda Billam: l.billam@sheffield.ac.uk using 'Music Study Day' in your subject header and including your full name, the name of your school/ college and your contact number (in order that we can reach you quickly should a spare place become available). Thank you.

Music Degrees at Sheffield University 

A Level Music required to study Music at University? Students who love music but didn't take A Level Music can still study a Music degree. At Sheffield we welcome students on our BMus degree with a range of different qualifications including BTEC Music or graded music exams alongside A levels in a variety of subjects other than music, as well as those that have A Level Music and/or Music Technology.

Our degree programmes are one of the most diverse in the UK with an exciting curriculum which covers psychological and anthropological approaches to the study of music alongside performance, composition and musicology. Our students enjoy academic and practical study in most music genres, including classical, pop, jazz, folk and world music and get involved in a wide range of music-making opportunities within the department, university and wider Sheffield music scene.

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