Short Term Music Programme

Wind sections in an orchestral rehearsal
Course Information

Key information:

Course dates:
15 September 2023 to 23 February 2024
Art form:
Apply by Thursday 30 March 2023 for September 2023 entry
Level of study:
Undergraduate | Postgraduate
Mode of study:

Course Information

Want to try out conservatoire training without the commitment of a full degree programme? Looking for a gap year music programme, or a chance to come to the UK to study your instrument in London with internationally-renowned teachers?

If so, our Short Term Music Programme may be the course for you. Delivered at two levels – Level 4 Undergraduate studies for those on a gap year or looking for study abroad, and Postgraduate Level 7, for those who have a four-year degree and may be considering postgraduate study - the course is focused on Principal Study tuition and musicianship skills.

Running from September to February each year, the programme provides six months of intensive music tuition as a Guildhall School student, and is open to students from across the world with online recorded auditions and no requirement for a Student visa (other visa requirements may apply).* Applicants should be of a high standard of musicianship suitable for study at music conservatoire level.

The Short Term Music Programme runs from September and opens for applications in January. For any enquiries, please email the Short Term Music team.

Undergraduate Short Term Programme 2023-2024.pdf


Postgraduate Short Term Programme 2023-2024.pdf


Application Information

How to apply

Apply online through the Guildhall website no later than Thursday 30 March 2023.

Apply to the Short Term Music Programme

Please refer to the Undergraduate / Postgraduate Short Term Programme Information (above) for full application guidance and applicable fees.

Principal Study available in:

  • Strings (including harp and guitar),
  • Wind, Brass, Percussion,
  • Keyboard,
  • Vocal Studies,
  • Jazz,
  • Historical Performance (postgraduate only),
  •  Composition (undergraduates only),
  • Find out more about Principal Study at Guildhall.

*Please note that students applying for this programme are not eligible for Guildhall funding (scholarship or bursary), financial support from the UK government or a Student Visa. Due to the short-term structure of the programme, students are also not eligible for accommodation in Sundial Court, the School’s Hall of Residence.