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Training principles

When you study Music at Guildhall, there are two central principles which will be fundamental to your training:

  • Achieving your potential as an outstanding music-maker: developing as a fully-fledged creative artist, whose craft and skill is expressed through a mature, authoritative artistic voice.
  • Working as an artist in society: becoming an artist who is curious and whose work is vibrant and relevant to 21st century life. With an ever-growing awareness of your social and political impact, you will harness your knowledge to define and build your own career and bring transformational change to others.

As an artist who can bring these two elements together, you will have the greatest freedom to determine your own future, to forge your own career path, curate your own concerts, events and festivals and act as an agent for change in the wider world.

You benefit from our partnerships

At the heart of your training will be intensive, one-to-one and small ensemble sessions with Guildhall's core staff of over 400 practitioner teachers. You will also work with some of the world’s finest international visiting artists and ensembles. Our partnerships with five key organisations – the Barbican Centre, the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House and the Academy of Ancient Music – ensure that you will benefit from links with the profession before you graduate. 

Course finder

Explore our Music training to find a course or programme at Guildhall for you. Choose from our highly regarded BMus undergraduate programme, a range of postgraduate and doctoral research programmes, and other opportunities, including short courses, summer schools and training for under 18s.