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: Your skills
As a music student you can build on and develop a broad base of skills. These may include:
Analytical, critical thinking, research, writing, communication and presentation skills - developed through reading, seminar discussions and writing essays/dissertations.
IT skills - through the use of standard software packages, the internet and email.
Specific skills and attributes
Powers of memory, physical dexterity and concentration - developed in practice and performance.
Communication skills - developed through performing and engaging listeners.
Teamwork - through working in bands or orchestras as a player, leader or manager.
Self-management - physical and mental self-discipline achieved through regular practice.
Performing under pressure - overcoming nervousness in order to perform well during exams, concerts and auditions.
Planning - organising and working towards a project/performance.
Commercial awareness - managing salary gained from performance or teaching.
Technical skills - using technology to create and record music.
Critical reflection - giving and receiving criticism, learning from mistakes and striving for improved performance.
Other skills and knowledge
Knowledge of issues and professional ethics in the arts world.
Understanding of different perspectives and cultures - through possible study abroad opportunities, use of music in community projects or the study of world/ethnic traditions.
Technical expertise - i.e. the study of acoustics.
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