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Performance (Repetiteur and Accompaniment) (MA)



The Repetiteur and Accompaniment programme takes the form of an apprenticeship and can be studied over 1 year full-time or over 2 years part-time. Vocational and practical in delivery, you will spend time at the piano alongside various eminent singers, coaches and conductors developing the knowledge and skills required of the accompanist/repetiteur.

Founded by Internationally renowned Tenor Dennis O’Neill, and now part of the Wales Academy of Voice & Dramatic Arts within the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, students will benefit from the expertise of world-leading artists and practitioners to prepare them for the fast-paced operatic performance industry.

Providing a highly specialised and unique environment for a small number of accompanists, students will work with the best vocal technicians, coaches, eminent conductors and international stars from the operatic world in order to develop their art to the highest standard.

Students will work alongside our staff and visiting artists as repetiteurs and accompanists for vocal students within lessons, masterclasses and performances. The course is based on the principle of experiential learning, facilitating input from a range of different industry perspectives in your development throughout the study programme.

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Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Scholarships Available, please contact d.bebbington@uwtsd.ac.uk

Why choose this course

  1. A bespoke course tailored to your individual needs.
  2. Regular masterclasses and coaching sessions from international opera artists and renowned conductors.
  3. Opportunities to work with vocalists in a range of different contexts.
  4. Based in Cardiff; the capital city of Wales, known as the land of song.
  5. Preparation for a career in the fast-paced industry.

What you will learn

Course Overview

Founded by Internationally renowned Tenor Dennis O’Neill, and now part of the Wales Academy of Voice & Dramatic Arts within the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, students will benefit from the expertise of masters in their fields, and a world-leading Educational Institution to prepare them for the ever-changing pace of the operatic performance industry.

The Academy provides a highly specialised and unique environment for a small number of exceptional accompanists at the early stage of their professional careers. Students work with the best, coaches, visiting eminent conductors and international stars from the operatic world, in order to develop to the highest professional standards.

The Academy’s work ethic is based on respect and cooperation. Having built relationships with industry professionals and continued relationships with students who now work in the industry, we feel we can offer ever-current training and education to our joining students.

Module Topics
  • Public Concert Performance (40 Credits)
  • Art Song Repertoire & Performance (40 Credits)
  • Operatic Repertoire & Performance (40 Credits)
  • Professional Practice Portfolio (60 Credits)
Assessment

Assessment of this programme is by a range of methods including:

  • Performance
  • Recital
  • Academic Interview
  • Portfolio
  • Essay
  • Mock Audition

Student and Cardiff Life

Key Information

Staff
  • Dennis O'Neill
  • Jane Samuel
  • Gareth Jones
  • David Doidge
  • Jacqueline Pischorn
  • Pierre-Maurice Barlier
  • Jolanda Pupillo
  • Tanya Harrison
  • David Bebbington
Entry Criteria

All applicants are invited to an audition. A successful audition would be followed by a trial period.

Career Opportunities

You will be prepared for potential careers in vocal performance, Opera, theatre, education and other music related areas. Completion of the programme would also enable you to progress to further study and research.

Additional Costs

Approximately £400: text books, scores and travel to/from performances.

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Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section or contact d.bebbington@uwtsd.ac.uk.

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