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Music and Words

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

Dr. Christina Guillaumier introduces Music and Words

Music and Words


This course builds on students’ skills as a communicator about music through both writing and speaking. Students will explore different styles of communicating about music, analyse examples from other practitioners, and draw on their own music-making to inform their responses.


By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • communicate about music confidently and persuasively through the spoken and written word across various genres;
  • refine different approaches and skills which are pertinent to musical practitioners; develop creative approaches to both the processes and products of writing and speaking;
  • explore creative writing as a means of self-expression;
  • critique and analyse the writings of others