Study and Research at King's
The King’s Music Department welcomes students and visiting researchers from all over the world.
If you are accepted for study here, you will be working closely with staff who believe in the central role of music in today's culture. You will be invited to share in many new approaches to understanding musical experience; you will be challenged and led by lecturers who bring their research to bear on teaching. King's music students quickly learn that studying music at university is something which involves the whole musician. By demanding the best from our students, we aim to produce well-rounded graduates who will be able to use their expertise in a wide variety of professional contexts.
With a distinguished team of full-time and temporary staff, supported by graduate teaching assistants, the King’s Music Department is unusually versatile. We have a relatively small, highly selective undergraduate intake each year, and one of the largest graduate communities in the country, so you will meet first-rate students at many different stages of their careers. The Department hosts weekly colloquia open to the public, and regular conferences, graduate seminars, discussions, debates and other events.
A particular strength at King's is performance. Graduate composers participate, as part of their course, in workshops with the professional ensemble Lontano, and there are numerous informal concerts organised by student composers. Instrumental lessons at the Royal Academy of Music are available to undergraduates and qualified graduate students. Depending on your performance level you will study either with an Academy professor or with an advanced postgraduate supervised by a professor. At the Royal Academy you will encounter performers of the highest calibre and work alongside many who are already active in the profession. There is, what is more, ample opportunity at King's to participate in concerts and chamber music groups. Our students also play a leading part in the King's College Symphony Orchestra and Chapel Choir.