Advanced Chamber Music and Piano Accompaniment

When and Where

16 Apr 2018 - 9 Jul 2018 (27.5 hours, 11 weeks)
Days and times
Monday 19:00 - 21:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Kate Ryder
Course code

What you will learn

For instrumentalists and singers of Grade 8 (ABRSM) standard upwards. Develop your ensemble and accompaniment skills in this lively, practice-based class, with concerts throughout the year. Students can join in any term, subject to audition.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Build confidence in your playing through workshops and concerts
  • Increase your aural awareness and communication
  • Improve your musical interpretation, technique and rehearsal skills
  • Broaden your knowledge of Chamber music repertoire
  • Establish musical contacts with other performers
  • Have more confidence when performing with other musicians
  • Know how to supervise your rehearsals with a view to forming your own ensemble
  • Have experience organising programmes and performances

Class format and activities

You will prepare repertoire chosen by you and the tutor for a workshop style presentation each week, where the tutor will offer advice and guidance
You will have ample opportunities to rehearse during each session but you are encouraged to rehearse outside the class, particularly when preparing for concerts
You are encouraged to share ideas and join in a positive discussion, so please bring another copy of your music for perusal.
Your public performances will be recorded and assessed by the tutor. A copy of the recording will be available to you and the tutor will always offer personal feedback.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

You should be of a high technical and musical standard with basic sight reading skills
Some experience of playing chamber music would be advantageous, but is not essential
Entry is by informal audition. You should prepare two contrasting pieces/movements. Rudimentary sight reading will be given.

Online enrolment on term 3 of this course is only available to those enrolled in the previous term. If you are a current student you will have received an email alerting you to this. If you are new to this course please select 'Ask a Question' and the curriculum department will contact you.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will be expected to practise the given repertoire during the week, and have something prepared for each lesson.

What you will need for your class

Instrumentalists are required to bring their own instruments
Music and an additional copy for class perusal if possible
Pencil and rubber
Enthusiasm and commitment

What you can do next

You can expect to achieve a high enough standard to work towards Diploma examinations
Keen students may gain Entry level standard to music college.
You can usefully repeat this course. You may also be interested in joining the 'Morley Chamber Orchestra', the 'Piano Duos & Duets' course or any of the advanced instrumental courses Morley College offers. You may also want to join any of our Music History courses, such as 'Medieval Music', 'Renaissance Music', 'Baroque Music', 'The Classical Period', 'The Early Romantic Period', 'The Late Romantic Period', 'Adventures in Sounds (1910-1970)', 'Contemporary Music (1970-2016)', 'History of Film Music'
'Women Composers in History' and 'History of the Piano'.