What our students and graduates say
During my studies at Cardiff I was fortunate to have regular one-to-one vocal training by a professional vocal tutor. I could not have asked for better training or a more enthusiastic tutor. Membership of the University Chamber Choir also gave me the opportunity to try out new repertoire. A particular highlight for me was being asked to sing the role of Philadel in Purcell's King Arthur.
Rhiannon Owen, BMus (Porthcawl, South Wales)
What attracted me to Cardiff School of Music was the range of topics covered from history to analysis as well as composition and performance. During my time here I have grown to enjoy contemporary music much more than I thought was possible and I put this down to the study of analysis of 20th century music as well as history modules 'Modernism' and '20th Century British Music'. I think you should study at Cardiff University if you want a varied and rounded music education which will prepare you for almost any career path in music."
Jon Yardley, BMus (Wolverhampton)
The most appealing aspect of the School of Music is the supportive community you are welcomed into as soon as you arrive. In no other discipline are you so involved with your peers and tutors who support you through your musical development. This is fostered through regular participation in university organised ensembles, contact with the helpful staff and the regular social activities organised by the resident Music Society. Being surrounded by like-minded peers has given me the confidence to try new things and to get involved in the musical life of the city.
Gavin Allsop, BMus and MA (West Midlands)
I decided to study Music at Cardiff as a number of friends who had previously studied at the School highly recommended it, and they have all gone on to have successful careers within the field. As a mature student I was concerned that I would feel overwhelmed returning to University, but these concerns were unfounded as I was able to seek support from very enthusiastic staff, and the teaching progressed at a pace I was comfortable with."
Ciara Read, BMus (Colorado, USA)
Coming from the Isle of Man and a small community, Cardiff was the perfect place to study. The city has all the excitement of a capital, but is small enough to keep that community feel. The music department is small enough to be a friendly, welcoming environment, but big enough to give you plenty of opportunities as a musician and as a student. I was able to study all aspects of music, whilst at the same time the ethnomusicology modules allowed me to develop an interest in traditional music from my homeland.
Cinzia Yates, BMus, PhD (Isle of Man)