Goldsmiths College MMus

Subject: Goldsmiths College MMus
From: Katharine Norman (
Date: Wed Apr 07 1999 - 07:23:09 EDT

Hello - I thought people might be interested in knowing of our newly
re-vamped Masters degree at Goldsmiths College (which goes with our newly
developed - and developing - studios). If you're not interested, apologies
- just hit delete now ;-)


Katharine Norman



Duration: one year f/t; two years p/t

Programme Co-ordinator: Dr. Sadie Harrison

Acoustic - course director Dr. Sadie Harrison
Studio - course director Dr. Katharine Norman

The Masters programme in Composition at Goldsmiths provides pathways in
either acoustic or studio-based composition, both leading to a University
of London MMus. Choose the one most appropriate to your skills and
interests, and have the chance to specialise whilst being part of a large
and vibrant postgraduate community.

The MMus in composition at Goldsmiths offers you the following:

* the chance to write for leading performers and to be part of a strong
Composition Department
* access to the Department's additional strengths in Masters level
Performance and Contemporary Music Studies
* a prestigious 'Meet the Composer' series which in recent years has
included visits by Birtwistle, Weir, Turnage and Skempton.
*the opportunity to develop your individual compositional voice within the
context of an exciting and diverse musical environment.
* one-to-one tutorials designed to develop your individual potential
* workshops, demonstrations and performances by our Ensemble-in-Residence.
*for the studio pathway, specialist performance workshops with leading


All MMus composition students attend joint seminars in areas that reflect
the Department's ongoing commitment to both twentieth-century music and
cultural studies Students taking the Acoustic pathway courses that explore
aspects of notation, improvisation and analysis in sessions shared with
performers and musicologists. Students on the Studio pathway explore
aspects of cultural theory and and contemporary music and take specialist
options in composing for tape, live electronics and the aesthetics of
computer music and sound-art.


Each year the Department supports two Composers Forum Concerts, two
composition competitions, performances by the Contemporary Music Ensemble
and Goldsmiths Sinfonia

The Electronic Music Studios at Goldsmiths currently include five
Macintosh-based studios, two reserved for postgraduate and specialist use,
a Yamaha Disklavier grand piano, a recording space with a Macintosh
workstation, and a computer room for general music use. Specialist
resources and software include Protools, Max, Hyperprism and IRCAM
software. The facility is constantly developing in response to student
need. Informal visits are welcome.

Dr. Sadie Harrison (course co-ordinator, acoustic
Dr. Katharine Norman (studio pathway)

For further information and an application form, please contact:

Music Department
Goldsmiths College
University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

telephone +44 171 919 7171

Music at Goldsmiths

* Research rating of 5 awarded by HEFCE

* 'Excellent' teaching rating awarded by HEFCE

* Thriving postgraduate community of around 80 students

* University of London degrees awarded

* High rate of completion for postgraduate degrees

* Regular reserach days, conferences, masterclasses and seminars given by a
variey of visiting specialists

* Excellent library facilities

* Electronic Music Studios

* Convenient access to London concert venues, libraries and archives

* Lively performing environment - from classical and jazz to contemporary
and world music

* Centre for Russian Music within the Department

* Links with the College's Centre for Cultural Studies and with other
creative arts departments

Taught Masters degrees are also available at Goldsmiths in Contemporary
Music Studies, Ethnomuicology, Historical Musicology, Musical Theory and
Analysis, and Performance and Related Studies

Dr Katharine Norman
Electronic Music Studios
Goldsmiths College, University of London
London SE14 6NW

+44 (0)171 919 7986 (direct) +44 (0)171 919 7643 (studio)
+44 (0)171 919 7640 (music dept office)
fax (0)171 919 7644 email:

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