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Traditional Music (Piping)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Venues

Renfrew Street Campus

Content

This is the UK’s only Bachelor of Music curriculum dedicated to traditional and folk music, and to the music of the Scottish Highland Bagpipe. Aspiring performers on this course explore Scotland’s unique and dynamic musical traditions as a conceptual, critical and creative framework within which to achieve a historically-informed yet distinctively personal voice as a piper and artist. This is interwoven with a solid basis in contemporary and eclectic performance practice.

This unique degree offers the chance for students to concentrate on the total study of piping in all forms, whilst also developing their performance under some of the best players in the world. Students receive instruction individually and in small groups and workshop settings. The course includes substantial study of the history, repertoire, contexts, traditions, performance practice and organology of the bagpipes, producing expert performers that have a deep understanding of their own, and other, traditions.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements:
3 Highers at CCC. English and History recommended. Gaelic or a modern language at National 4 or 5 is recommended. Grade 8 ABRSM standard in an instrument is required. Entry is subject to audition and interview.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BMus

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

251F

Course Length

4 years

Department

Music

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.rcs.ac.uk

Career Area

Performing Arts