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Music Performance Level 3 at Peterborough Regional College

Course description

This advanced course is designed to provide a balanced programme of music performance, music theory and essential elements of music technology. This combination is important as an understanding of all these elements will help you meet the demands of the music industry, progress in your chosen career and prepare you for further study levels.

Course content

Modules include: • Listening skills for musicians • Contemporary song writing techniques • Music performance session styles • Improvising music • Music performance techniques • Music theory and harmony

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above or other level 2 qualification at Pass.


Through practical work, presentation (written and performance) and continuous assessment throughout the year.

Financial information

You will need to provide your own industrial standard earplugs for all performance work, instruments, tuners, capos, plectrums, drumsticks, theory work books and music manuscript paper. You will also need to buy the department's standard performance uniform (discussed at interview) and be available for evening rehearsals and performances.

Future opportunities

You can progress on to degree courses in music performance related subjects. You may also wish to use this course to move into employment in the music industry in roles such as performance, publishing, marketing or composition.

Further information

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.You will need to attend an audition to assess your suitability for the course. The audition will cover a music performance of two contrasting prepared pieces of music of your own choice and one piece chosen for you to learn.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peterborough Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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