Why Should Musicians go Beyond GCSE in their Music Study?

As the results of GCSE and A-Level came out last August 2018, it has been the forefront of many students, thinking what they would do next. This article provides students with the answers to their questions they might have in studying beyond GCSE and A Level music.

A-level music Lessons

If you think this is an all-classical class, then you should check out its curriculum. Students will enjoy studying amazing pieces. From Dvorak to Stevie Wonder, you will enjoy these favorites:

Dvorak – Symphony No. 5

Haydn – The Creation

Kate Bush – ‘Wuthering Heights’

Bernstein – ‘Cool’ from West Side Story

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald – ‘Summertime’ from Porgy and Bess

Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro

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Stevie Wonder

Moving Next After Learning A Level Music

Students can move next to universities after their A Level Music studies. However, this is not the only way to begin a career in the music industry. You can find a lot of music apprentice schemes and offers of internships, which provides the best option for those who wanted to acquire hands-on experience in the industry.

The Reason for Studying Music at the University

You can find the highest ranking universities in the UK on this list that offers the degree in music. The range of the courses would start from composition degrees and conservatoire practical performance to degrees of music history and musicology. You can scan the music syllabus of each University on the list to see the modules they offer.

Options for those who don’t want to perform on Professional Level

In contrast to popular belief, those who study music will have opportunities far beyond a performance career. Those who are exceptionally creative can pursue careers in publishing, broadcasting, editing and producing. Jobs in the physics of sound, music therapy, psychoacoustics and bio musicology are perfect for students with a scientific mind.

Your CV will look good with your music course

If you’re asking if your music course will look good on your CV, then the answer is yes. Your music theory and graded music qualification in performance will always have a great look on a CV. They do not only show your capability in music, but they also demonstrate the ability to work towards the end goal, creativity skills, collaboration, self-motivation, communication, and numerical skills.

As what Julian Lloyd Webber, a former concert cellist, and a Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Principal cellist said, Studying music provides enormous benefits. To discover some of the most beautiful creation of mankind which spans more than five hundred years gives us joy. It has been proven that studying music provides benefits in studying other subjects and an excellent prospect for a job at a degree level. Music is one thing that robots should NOT take over.