The Music Department scored 100% student satisfaction in the 2010 National Student Survey
"The BA is an amazing way to explore the key disciplines in music. Couple this with highly esteemed academics and Bristolís lively cultural scene, and you get a high quality education which sets you apart from music students at other institutions."Luis, BA Music 2011
The Department of Music provides an inspiring environment for the study of music with a wide range of courses and study options on offer. Its friendly atmosphere reflects a close-knit community of staff and students working together. Students benefit from individual tutorials as well as small-group teaching, seminars and lectures, delivered by expert staff, all of whom are practising musicians or composers. The department has an active research profile with a number of specialist fields, including baroque, western liturgical chant, contemporary opera, electroacoustics and music from the Middle East, as well as history of music, among others. The BA in Music provides an excellent foundation and technical grounding, which can be combined with other disciplines, such as a language, as well as providing a variety of specialist music options to follow. Postgraduates will discover a flexible postgraduate programme, including taught courses such as the MA in Composition for Film and Television, as well as a healthy research portfolio.
The department is located in the beautiful Victoria Rooms, and members of the University and public are warmly welcomed through an extensive programme of concerts and performances. Facilities include an auditorium, recital rooms and recording studios. With The Brodowski Quartet as Quartet-in-Residence, and a vast array of staff- or student-run ensembles, bands, choirs and societies, the Department of Music offers a superb context in which to pursue a higher education in music.
Below are examples of performances by the Department of Music, which take place throughout the year. Please see our events calendar for forthcoming concerts and events, or get involved by visiting our section on University music making for staff and students across the University of Bristol.