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Post Bandmasters BMus (Hons) Course

Post Bandmasters BMus (Hons) Course

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Key information


To teach the student advanced skills (post-Bandmasters’ Course) in conducting and rehearsal, as well as techniques in scoring, arranging and composition, supported with professionally relevant academic subjects in music, in order to gain a degree in music.

Course Details

  • Advanced conducting, score preparation and rehearsal techniques (wind band, orchestra and small ensembles)
  • Advanced composition, scoring and arranging (various combinations, including wind band and orchestra)
  • Harmony and compositional techniques, including advanced techniques in order to support the student’s progress in composition/arranging
  • Detailed study of music history, analysis and performance practice, relevant to the music which the student is conducting/composing/arranging
  • Viva voce: oral discussion covering all aspects of the course. Students are expected to show detailed knowledge of the course content together advanced skills in critical analysis


  • Successful completion of the Royal Marines Bandmasters’ Course
  • Confirmation from Higher Training, RMSoM that the student has the ability to meet the requirements of the Bandmasters’ Post Degree Course programme
  • Confirmation from the University of Plymouth that the student’s advanced standing is accepted
  • Working dress and dress uniform

Exams and Qualifications Gained

External examinations:

  • Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree
  • There is also the opportunity to prepare for external diplomas, such as the FRSM

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