Music @ Brunel
Dr Jennifer Walshe
Reader in Music
Meet the Team
Dr John Croft
Aesthetics,
Counterpoint,
Head of Subject
Colin Riley
Composition
Jennifer Walshe
Composition,...
Brunel Ethos
What do we think is important?
• Harnessing your own creative voice
• Thinking outside the box
• Learning to be a 21st cen...
Level 1
Undergraduate degree structure
LEVELLEVEL CORECORECORECORE OPTIONAL
BA Music BMus Composition BMus Performance BA Sonic Ar...
How are the modules delivered
• Lectures
• Seminars
• Workshops
• Tutorials
How are the modules delivered
• Each module is worth 20 credits
• For a one-term module there will be 6 ‘learning’ hours p...
What kind of live music takes place
There are a huge variety of opportunities for live performance:
• Various ensembles pe...
Ensembles to join
• New Noise
• Jazzbridge
• IKB Ensemble
• Brunel Vox
• Guitar Ensemble
• Piano Circus Group
• Beamers
Artists in residence
• Piano Circus
• Leafcutter John
• Apartment House
All ensembles enable our composition
students to h...
Good news to consider
• Music graduates are highly employable because
of their wide-ranging transferable skills
• You will...
Strong links to the real world
• All music staff are prolific performers, composers and writers, with
vibrant links to all...
Work after Brunel
Our Graduates:
Nic Giles (grad. 2001)
Producer at Donmar Warehouse, London
Jon Pool (grad 2002)
Music Th...
Questions?
Please feel free to contact us with any further
queries you may have…
Admissions Tutor for Music:
Dr Colin Rile...
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Course Presentation: Music

  1. 1. Music @ Brunel Dr Jennifer Walshe Reader in Music
  2. 2. Meet the Team Dr John Croft Aesthetics, Counterpoint, Head of Subject Colin Riley Composition Jennifer Walshe Composition, improvisation Prof. Christopher Fox Composition, Musicology Harald Muenz Composition, Sonic Arts Frank Griffith Performance, Jazz, Popular Music Prof. Peter Wiegold Composition, Conducting Head of Research Sarah Nicolls Performance Carl Faia Electronic Music
  3. 3. Brunel Ethos
  4. 4. What do we think is important? • Harnessing your own creative voice • Thinking outside the box • Learning to be a 21st century musician • Looking at music from the standpoint of ‘today’ • Learning to be self-motivated and organised • Understanding a range of genres
  5. 5. Level 1
  6. 6. Undergraduate degree structure LEVELLEVEL CORECORECORECORE OPTIONAL BA Music BMus Composition BMus Performance BA Sonic Arts OPTIONAL 1 2 33 Musicianship (20) Materials of Music (20) Musicology I: histories, forms and structures (20) Sound Recording & Sonic Arts (20) Composition I (20) Performance I (20) Musicianship (20) Materials of Music (20) Musicology I: histories, forms and structures (20) Sound Recording & Sonic Arts (20) Composition I (20) Performance I (20) Musicianship (20) Materials of Music (20) Musicology I: histories, forms and structures (20) Sound Recording & Sonic Arts (20) Composition I (20) Performance I (20) Musicianship (20) Materials of Music (20) Musicology I: histories, forms and structures (20) Sound Recording & Sonic Arts (20) Composition I (20) Performance I (20) Musicology II (20) Composition II (20) Performance II (Classical or Experimental) and/or Performance II (Popular Music or Jazz) Sonic Arts II (40) Music and Perception (20) Instrumentation and Orchestration (20) Conducting and Realisation (20) Popular Music Studies (20) Stylistic Improvisation (20) Free Improvisation (20) Jazz and Pop arranging (20) Professional Development (20) Choose Level 2 or 3 version accordingly. You cannot do both levels of a given title. Additionally, you may choose as options any modules (at the relevant level) that are ‘core’ on the other programmes. Musicology III (40) Composition III (40) Performance III (Classical and Experimental) or Performance III (Popular Music or Jazz) Sonic Arts III (40) Music and Perception (20) Instrumentation and Orchestration (20) Conducting and Realisation (20) Popular Music Studies (20) Stylistic Improvisation (20) Free Improvisation (20) Jazz and Pop arranging (20) Professional Development (20) Choose Level 2 or 3 version accordingly. You cannot do both levels of a given title. Additionally, you may choose as options any modules (at the relevant level) that are ‘core’ on the other programmes. Special Project / Dissertation (40)Special Project / Dissertation (40)Special Project / Dissertation (40)Special Project / Dissertation (40) Music and Perception (20) Instrumentation and Orchestration (20) Conducting and Realisation (20) Popular Music Studies (20) Stylistic Improvisation (20) Free Improvisation (20) Jazz and Pop arranging (20) Professional Development (20) Choose Level 2 or 3 version accordingly. You cannot do both levels of a given title. Additionally, you may choose as options any modules (at the relevant level) that are ‘core’ on the other programmes.
  7. 7. How are the modules delivered • Lectures • Seminars • Workshops • Tutorials
  8. 8. How are the modules delivered • Each module is worth 20 credits • For a one-term module there will be 6 ‘learning’ hours per week of which 1.5 or 2 will be student/tutor contact time. • Some modules spread this over two terms instead. In addition there could be: • Instrumental lessons • Ensembles • Tutorials • Staff office hours
  9. 9. What kind of live music takes place There are a huge variety of opportunities for live performance: • Various ensembles perform in the newly-refurbished Artaud Building throughout the year. • There is a bi-monthly ‘Arts At Artaud’ showcase of work from students across the School. • All School of Arts students can take part in the range of activities offered by the Arts Centre (Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir etc.) and their ‘Music Happens’ series. • Performances also take place at local venues off campus e.g. Harrow Arts Centre
  10. 10. Ensembles to join • New Noise • Jazzbridge • IKB Ensemble • Brunel Vox • Guitar Ensemble • Piano Circus Group • Beamers
  11. 11. Artists in residence • Piano Circus • Leafcutter John • Apartment House All ensembles enable our composition students to hear their music played by professional musicians, through master-classes, workshops, collaborative projects and concerts.
  12. 12. Good news to consider • Music graduates are highly employable because of their wide-ranging transferable skills • You will have the ability to work in a team, but also to lead with confidence • You will be creative • You will be practical • You will have an informed, but open view-point
  13. 13. Strong links to the real world • All music staff are prolific performers, composers and writers, with vibrant links to all the key professional bodies in London, the UK and abroad. • Students have the opportunity to be involved with staff performances, recordings, and conferences, gaining valuable hands- on experience. • Students in recent years have been involved with Music Orbit, Notes Ingales, the BEAM Festival, Sound and Music, our London series at Café Oto, the Klankleur Festival in Amsterdam, and all our artists-in-residence.
  14. 14. Work after Brunel Our Graduates: Nic Giles (grad. 2001) Producer at Donmar Warehouse, London Jon Pool (grad 2002) Music Therapist, Music for Health Research Centre Nick Pugh (2003) Freelance Bassist Ceri Thomas (grad. 2004) Sound editor Bond movies, now in Hollywood Brunel graduates find work in a variety of areas, but these usually fall into 4 main areas; creative/performance work, sound-technology, arts admin, and teaching. Our Graduates: Tina Speed (grad. 2005) Admin Producer, London Sinfonietta Carly Bryant (grad. 2006) Performing/recording artist Dan O’Donovan (grad. 2006) Music Teacher Rob Summers (grad. 2006) Librarian, English National Opera Katie Fitzjohn (grad. 2007) Venue manager assistant 606 Jazz Club
  15. 15. Questions? Please feel free to contact us with any further queries you may have… Admissions Tutor for Music: Dr Colin Riley colin.riley@brunel.ac.uk

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