Taught course

Music Performance Postgraduate Diploma

University of Huddersfield · Department of Music and Drama

Entry requirements

Admission is available to Honours graduates in Music and holders of graduate diplomas in Music. Your application should be supported by references from 2 referees, at least one of whom should have knowledge of your current abilities within music. You should have achieved a standard of vocal or instrumental performance equivalent to that of the LRSM Performers' Diploma. Applicants will be auditioned.

Months of entry


Course content

You will join a thriving community of postgraduate musicians receiving regular individual tuition from staff who are recognised nationally and internationally in their chosen specialisms, and by a team of part-time instrumental and vocal teachers from regional and national orchestras, many of whom are distinguished solo performers.

There are many opportunities to take part in directed ensembles, amongst which are the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Big Band, Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Brass Band, Choir, Chamber Choir, Opera Group, New Music Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Folk Group, Samba Band, South Asian Arts Ensemble, Blues Group, Jazz Improvisation Group, as well as various chamber music ensembles.

You will also have many opportunities to experience and perform music, including weekly student concerts, and recitals and masterclasses. Recent guests include Emma Kirkby (voice), Rod Franks (trumpet), Martin Roscoe (piano), Wissam Boustany (flute), Lore Lixenberg (voice), John Scott Whiteley (organ), The Clerks, Ensemble 360.

You will be based in the Creative Arts Building with its purpose-built facilities, facilities with access to the well-resourced Music Library, and be able to experience recent developments in new music at first hand at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival based at the University.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Tutor (A403)
01484 471336/472375