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Room 003, MacRobert Building, King’s College, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX, Scotland, UK
Bachelor of Music (Hons). Four years. Studies in performance (classical, traditional instruments), choral and instrumental conducting, music history, ethnomusicology, composition, theory, aural skills, music technology, music education, community music, music therapy.
Master of Arts. In computing and music. Music may be taken as a joint honours subject with another subject area. Master of Music. Specialisation in performance, composition, musicology, music education, community music, sonic arts. Master of Research. In Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology. Doctor of Philosophy.
The university was founded in 1495. There are state-of-the-art facilities for electroacoustic music, a world music centre, a theatre/concert hall, keyboard laboratory and a range of practice facilities. The Centre for Music Therapy houses many percussion instruments, and is used as a teaching base for the music therapy component of the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (Music) programs. There is a collection of historic instruments including a 1771 Kirkman harpsichord and two 18th century violins, an early Clementi piano and consorts of viols and recorders. World music resources include a Balinese gamelan, African drums, steel pans and samba and salsa instruments. The library contains a large collection of primary source Scottish music material, some 18th century music prints, the music of James Scott Skinner, a key figure in Scottish traditional dance and fiddle music, as well as the Burnet Psalter dating from the first half of the 15th century. An audio archive includes excerpts of James Scott Skinner recordings. Member of the University of the Arctic.