As a student on the MMus/MA Repetiteurship programme, you will work and study as part of the internationally reputable Alexander Gibson Opera School. In your studies you will work regularly with staff from the Alexander Gibson Opera School, who have considerable professional experience both nationally and internationally.
You are required to be technically proficient at the keyboard to a very high standard. You will play music from Auber to Zandonai, covering all styles throughout the centuries. Repetiteurs must be able to coach singers in the major operatic languages, demanding not only a high degree of musicianship but psychological insight into the characters they are coaching and the singers standing before them.
The programme will give you the opportunity to learn and study all of the core and related skill sets; piano lessons, languages, coaching, continuo playing, style and repertoire. A large part of your training will be in practical sessions, playing for classes, opera scenes rehearsals, full productions and, where appropriate, conducting.
Previous students who have studied this discipline at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have gone on to study and work at the highest level including at the National Opera Studio, the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Opera North, the Amsterdam Opera Studio, as well as opera houses throughout Europe.
A full fee waiver is available for all Repetiteur students.