Welcome to Music in the School of Arts
We offer a dynamic approach to the subject, exploring Popular, Classical and Art Musics through Composition, Musicology and Performance. We prepare our graduates for a life where music can be a means of employment and a lifelong source of pleasure and intellectual challenge. Our graduates excel in employment and progression to further academic study at Masters and PhD level. We want our students to understand music and sound critically; engage with contemporary debates; and develop skills and expertise.
Performance at Brookes
The School offers fantastic opportunities for music making in an impressive range of performed styles. During a semester, programmes can include everything from Jesus Christ Superstar to a Mozart Piano Concerto, or from a barbershop quartet to a rock band making their first gig.
Performance in ensembles may be converted into various forms of academic credit. Should you decide to take the University Music Performance module in year one, you will be assigned a teacher for your choice of instrument in semester one. You can develop your skills on your principal study or even start a new instrument from scratch while being assessed on your first instrument or voice.
For up-to-date information about concerts and gigs at Brookes, have a look at our performance blog.