Singapore Raffles Music College.

Master of Music in Performance

  • Intakes: March, September

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The Master of Music in Performance (MMus Performance) is a 12-month 180 credits postgraduate full-time programme for accomplished performers with an inquisitive mind and the flexibility to develop their research interests relating to performance. The course will develop these skills to a more advanced level, encouraging independence of thought and practice.

Graduates will receive a Master of Music in Performance conferred by the University of West London.

  • At least 20 years old
  • A Bachelor degree in Music performance or performance, or an equivalent qualification
  • For holders of other degree specializations, please provide a sound curriculum vitae/portfolio that includes a list of your musical performances, compositions, or conducting, and other musical qualifications such as performance diplomas (LCM, LTCL, LRSM) or its equivalent
  • Pass SRMC’s Audition
  • Pass English Language Requirements

Pre-Audition Requirements

  • Maximum 15 minutes performance
  • An unedited recording of TWO pieces from contrasting periods

Audition Requirements

  • 35 – 40 minutes performance
  • Good mixture of pieces from different periods
  • Two references from referees (one academic)
  • An example of academic writing


As a guide, repertoire presented should be of LLCM standard.


English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5, or
  • SRMC’s English Placement Test / SRMC’s Certificate in English – Higher Advanced, or
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL etc) – will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Students will undertake the following modules during their course of study.

ONE (1) Year Course

Music Performance Track

Year One

  • Ensemble and Musical Direction Skills
  • Research Informed Practice
  • Critical Perspectives
  • PG Research Methods
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Studio Recording
  • Performance Portfolio
  • Masters Project

Fee Particulars 1 Year S($)
Tuition Fee 16,266.35
Non-Tuition Fees  
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 2,250.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 2,250.00
Total Course Fee 20,766.35
University Fees 4,000.00
Membership Fees 1,500.00
Goods & Services Tax 1,733.64
Total Payable Fee 28,000.00

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Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at a rate of 7%. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.

Students may apply for direct entry to 1-year Master of Music in Performance – Level 7. For this direct entry, you will be required to pay an additional University Evaluation Fee of S$1,000.00.

All courses have a Fee Protection Premium of 2% of the Course Fee (exclude 7% GST).

Students must gain 180 modular credits to graduate, by passing the assessment requirements for each module.

Master of Music in Performance

awarded by the University of West London.

What are the assessment/examination methods?

Students will successfully complete their module with good attendance and submission of all the required assessments such as essays, project papers, and a successful performance recital. Students DO NOT need to sit for final examination papers.


Do students do individual or group assignments?

With the exception of the Ensemble Studies modules, all assignments are done individually. The Postgraduate Project is also an individual assignment.


How long is the Postgraduate Dissertation, and how many words are required?

The dissertation consists of a 1000-word proposal and a 9000-word dissertation that excludes citations, block quotations, and bibliography. A postgraduate Dissertation is an integral part of your Master’s program. It will interface with work done on all other modules and enable you to develop your writing and research skills. This module allows you to explore and research some of the ideas and techniques you have examined in a more focussed and detailed way, the exact brief is up to you but you will be guided by your supervisor with reference to the assignment guidelines.


What is the Postgraduate Project, and how many words are required?

The project consists of a 2000-word proposal and a 3000-7000 word report. The length of the report will be discussed in detail with your mentor. This is a student-led, individually negotiated, and mentored practical project. This module allows you an opportunity to devise and execute an ambitious and personal, self-managed project that expands and enhances the knowledge and many of the skills acquired during your course.


Will students be allocated a dissertation supervisor?

Each student will have an individual supervisor for their dissertation module.


What’s the frequency of one-to-one lessons (PG Instrumental Studies)?

14 sessions per semester, 1 hour per session.


What’s the frequency of the Ensembles (PG Ensemble Studies)?

12 sessions per semester, 1 hour per session.


How is the PG Performance Workshop conducted?

Weekly classes. The module is based around workshops in which you perform and introduce works for your own instrument/voice, gain experience of solo/group improvisation, and develop advanced listening skills.


What is the total contact hours per module?

Between 42 to 48 hours per semester except for the Postgraduate Dissertation and Postgraduate Project module.

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