Find out what it's like to study Music at The University of Manchester from current undergraduate and master's students.
Final-year MusB student Anna is making the most of Manchester's conducting programme with a view to eventually undertaking postgraduate study.
Final year student Max has accelerated his skills as a pianist at Manchester, performing Prokofiev, Schumann and getting involved in a number of societies and music companies.
Final year student George talks about a passion for performing with professionals and seeing his own compositions performed. He is continuing his musical journey into a master’s degree.
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Tiger is a first-year Music and Drama student learning the ropes here at The University of Manchester. She has some great advice for applicants and newcomers and is already involved in many performances.
Dexter is from Oxford originally and started on the MusB programme in 2018. He plays the trombone, sings and conducts ensembles with the Music Society.
Drawn to Manchester by its academic reputation and modern course, Hannah talks about pushing herself, being a choral conductor, singing with her friends and her ambitions to compose for film and television.
PhD Composition student Patrick, who was a winner at the Discovering Young Composers of Europe competition, is thinking about music in new ways thanks to his research.
Originally destined for a maths degree, James’s love of music led him to Manchester where he has thrown himself into opera, The University’s many music societies and his dissertation.
Final year student Eleanor looks back on the skills she learned from getting involved in societies and going on placements, and how her course fed her love of performance while setting her up for a career in arts management.
Second-year student Zoe has a calling for teaching music to the next generation and on her degree has got involved in musical schemes at primary schools and in societies, expanding her horizons and skills.
Final-year MusB student Benjamin is preparing for postgraduate study while enjoying hearing his own compositions performed at and outside of the University.
BA Music and Drama student Freya is currently studying solo and ensemble performance while also undertaking the duties of President of Chorus.
Patrick jumped into life as a music student feet first, involving himself in a number of societies and taking on the responsibility of President of MUMS. He describes his experience as exhausting but satisfying.
Violinist Katherine talks about her joint degree with RNCM and balancing academia with performance, as well as shadowing Halle musicians and learning how to prioritise a busy schedule.
Ryan is studying a master’s in electroacoustic composition after completing an undergraduate music degree at Manchester. He talks about his passion for music in the community, studying in Canada and the MANTIS festival.