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An innovative Masters Degree programme specialising in vocal and choral music, led by the distinguished Royal Wedding composer Professor Paul Mealor intended for composers, musicologists, performers and other interested parties in choral music.

The course is aimed at composers, performers and musicologists with a real interest and passion for choral music. You will be immersed in technical, historical and cultural aspects of choral music and guided to find your own distinctive voice through the study of the great choral masters, past and present. You will work closely with a professional choir in residence, learning valuable practical skills in choral-orchestration, conducting and choir training, and hear their compositions or editions performed in concert.

Courses include: Music Research Skills, Renaissance Counterpoint, Vocalstration, Music Research Seminar Series, Words and Music, Contemporary European Opera, Electroacoustic Composition: the Voice and the Machine, Sacred Music from Italy in the Eighteenth Century


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Music has been taught at Aberdeen since Bishop Elphinstone founded the University in 1495 at Kings College and it was an important subject which has been carried on throughout the ages.
  • James O'Donnell (Organist and Master of Music at Westminster Abbey and others all contribute to your learning experience.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
4 months

Course contact details

Paul Mealor
+44 (0) 1224 272625