The MA Classical Music Business is ideal for any graduates with a specific interest in classical music, or for those with a classical music performance, musicology or composition degree. It is also highly suitable for anybody already in employment, who wants to further progress their career in the classical music industry. In addition to its distinct content and specialised teaching, this programme gives you the opportunity take up placements with classical music organisations. In 2019/20 students were on placements with organisations such as the Royal Opera House, the English Chamber Orchestra, the National Opera Studio, and Barnes Music Festival. Work placements can also be carried out elsewhere in the UK, Europe, and other parts of the world.
As Middlesex University is based in London, the centre of classical music activity in the UK, the course are perfectly placed to attract high calibre speakers as well as introduce students to a wide range of concerts and cultural activities at internationally renowned classical music institutions such as the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and the Barbican. Students will examine contemporary issues and practices within the classical music industry and obtain a high level of understanding of how organisations are funded through commercial, public, and philanthropic income. Your work placement will also allow you to explore the practices and required skills of your chosen area within the classical music industry.
Modules include Classical Music Business in Practice; Arts and Music Marketing and Finance; Professional Practice in the Classical Music Industry; Classical Music Leadership and Artistic Planning; Cultural Events Management; and New Ventures in the Creative Economy.
For any questions, contact the MA Classical Music Business Programme Leader, Julia Haferkorn, at firstname.lastname@example.org