Awarding Body:EdexcelCourse Duration:2 Years


This course includes extra performance opportunities as well as A level Music

This course is designed for gifted young people who are thinking seriously about pursuing a career in music performance. The course will help you to develop the skills, confidence and musical maturity you need to prepare for entry to conservatoire or university. We also expect you to be aiming to achieve a high grade in the A level music qualification. Up to twelve places are offered each year.

You are warmly invited to attend our Hampshire Specialist Music Course Presentation on Monday 16th October 2017, starting at 6.30pm, when you can meet staff and students, hear our current students perform, look around the department and discuss the course in detail. For full details contact the music office or see our website.

Please note that students take the HSMC course in addition to a full academic timetable which must include A level music as one of your subject options.

Course Content

The course includes:

  • Excellent teaching from an experienced team of A level teachers
  • Weekly individual tuition on two instruments, including piano, from a team of high-powered visiting teachers, including preparation for the ABRSM Diploma on your first instrument/voice
  • Weekly chamber music coaching
  • Many opportunities to perform in ensembles and as a soloist in recitals, accompanied by our Head of Keyboard
  • Master classes and workshops given by professional performers
  • Trips to a range of live music events

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English.

You will be asked to attend an audition between 15 and 17 January 2018, when you will be required to perform two pieces on your first study instrument/voice (Grade 7/8 standard) and one piece on your second study instrument/voice, as well as sight-reading tests and a short interview.


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