Courses

Learn about the academic courses offered at the Global Conservatoire

Courses with The Royal Danish Academy of Music

  • Aesthetics of Classical Piano Performance

    – 20th Century Schools, Styles and Trends. This course will examine the aesthetic currents that have led to the eclectic and pluralistic piano performance culture of today, and give insight into the divergent approaches that characterize pianism of today.

    Study Levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
    Faculty: Emil Gryesten
    Royal Danish Academy of Music

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  • Music Production for Musicians

    Aimed at participants without prior experience in music production who wish to gain insight into audio engineering and production. Topics will include acoustics, editing, mixing, mastering, and video production.

    Study Levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
    Faculty: Jesper Andersen
    Royal Danish Academy of Music

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  • Nordic Noir (spring 2022)

    Structure and melancholy in Nordic music. This course is an introduction to the late Romantic and early 20th Century music of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland.

    Study Levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
    Faculty: Dr. Søren Schauser
    Royal Danish Academy of Music

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Courses with The Royal College of Music, London

  • The Art of Improvisation

    This course is aimed at both composer/performers and Principal Study Performers who have an existing command of their instrument but would like to develop improvisational skills.

    Study Levels: Undergraudate
    Faculty: Richard Thomas, Mark Armstrong, Paul Robinson, Tim Watts
    Royal College of Music

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  • Is it important to be HiP?

    This course engages you as both a player and listener through four main topics from the world of Historically informed Performance (HiP).

    Study Levels: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
    Faculty: Prof. Ashley Solomon
    Royal College of Music

  • Digital Musician

    This course will focus on developing skills needed by musicians working in the digital age, by exploring a range of technology, overviewing practical applications in music, and discussing research in the field.

    Study Levels: Postgraduate
    Faculty: Dr. Tania Lisboa
    Royal College of Music

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  • Music and Words (spring 2022)

    This course builds on your skills as a communicator about music through writing and speaking. Practical Workshops enable students to explore different styles of communicating about music, including descriptive, interpretative and evaluative examples.

    Study Levels: Undergraduate
    Faculty: Dr. Christina Guillaumier & Dr. Ingrid Pearson
    Royal College of Music

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Courses with Manhattan School of Music

  • Harlem Renaissance

    This course offers students an opportunity to study major works of the Harlem Renaissance, with an emphasis upon literature, and also bolstered by excursions into music and the visual arts.

    Study Levels: Undergraduate
    Faculty: Delano Copprue
    Manhattan School of Music

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  • Musical Theatre Dance

    This course teaches dance techniques and styles necessary for a career in musical theatre. Class begins with a warm-up based on the techniques of Katherine Dunham and Jack Cole; center floor will focus on a wide range of musical theatre dance styles.

    Study Levels: Postgraduate
    Faculty: Enrique Brown
    Manhattan School of Music

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  • African American Music History (spring 2022)

    Examining a variety of musical genres beginning with the music of West Africa and moving to Plantations songs (spirituals, work songs), Ethiopian Minstrelsy, music of the Mississippi Delta, Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Art Music

    Study Levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
    Faculty: Damien Sneed
    Manhattan School of Music

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Courses with mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

  • Engaging with Audiences and Communities

    Audience and Community Engagement have become important tasks for musicians in the 21st century. In order to attract new audiences and to unfold societal relevance, cultural institutions and their actors have to think of new presentation and participation formats.

    Study Levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
    Faculty: Axel Petri-Preis (PhD)
    mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

  • Music and Dis/Ability

    What happens when we take seriously the diversity of individual bodies who interact with instruments and preset conceptions of music? Through select case studies, this course asks what musicians and pedagogues can learn from dis/ability studies and how we might make music more inclusive and accessible.

    Study Levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
    Faculty: Stephanie Probst
    mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

  • Music and Racism (spring 2022)

    This course explores various relations between music and racism, addressing structures in higher music education, questioning racialised expectations on music performance, and exploring hegemonies of musical styles around the world. Departing from a student perspective, we will address racist and Eurocentric structures in higher music education.

    Study Level: Graduate
    Faculty: Marko Kölbl, PhD
    mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

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