Set at a substantial post-fellowship level, North and Midlands School of Music Advanced Diplomas combine practical and theory assessments and demand planning, study, work and commitment of the highest possible callibre.
Four assessments are offered:
- AdvDipNMSM(CT) - Advanced Diploma in Choral or Choir Training.
- AdvDipNMSM(MT) - Advanced Diploma in Music Teaching.
- AdvDipNMSM(Litt) - Advanced Diploma in Research for the NMSM.
- AdvDipNMSM(Accomp) - Advanced Diploma in Accompaniment.
Candidates must hold an examined Licentiateship or above (or music degree) from the NMSM or a recognised establishment in order to take an Advanced Diploma
Course outlines for each of the Advanced Diplomas are listed below. Please click on the tab of the course you are interested in.
|Advanced Diploma in Choral or Choir Training|
|One hour||None in this section||20 minutes|
- Proposed work schedule
- Progress and any performances
- New works introduced
- Known works performed
|650 to 800 words each, excluding quotes and references||None|
NB: Examiners may wish to set one or two additional questions to clarify specific points arising from work.
|6,000 - 8,000 words including references.||Up to 30 minutes|
|Advanced Diploma in Music Teaching|
|None in this section|
|One month (maximum)||650 to 800 words each, excluding quotes and references||None|
|Three months (maximum)||6,000 to 8,000 words including references.||Up to 30 minutes|
Advanced Diploma in Research for the NMSM
This diploma is available to any member who, following a prescribed course of study at a recognised academic institution, can use their work to improve the efficiency of the NMSM's operational framework or its assessment procedures and post-assessment reports.
Work undertaken must be of a high academic standard. Proposals and ideas to develop current processes and frameworks are welcome, provided they do not compromise the system currently in place. Minor alterations to the existing system or infrastructure will not be considered for this award.Requirements
Advanced Diploma in Accompaniment
|AdvDipNMSM(Acc) Part 1||Practical rehearsal||60 mins (excludes warm-up)||N/A||15 mins|
|Practical performance||60 mins (excludes warm-up)||N/A||15 mins|
|AdvDipNMSM(Acc) Part 2||Written||1 month (max)||Diary format (length as necessary)||15 mins|
|Essay||One month||ONE Essay a choice of FOUR set titles (references not included in overall word count).||4500/5000 words||15 mins|