The MMus Vocal Music is intended for composers, singers, musicologists and conductors with an interest in and passion for vocal and choral music. As well as working on their individual specialisms, MMus candidates take a course in research skills and one based around a series of wide-ranging seminars. Students also take two elective courses reflecting the research interests of the staff. In addition , there are opportunities for composers, conductors, singers and editors to work with top UK and international visiting choirs and singers.
Composers of choral music have the opportunity to work with Professor Paul Mealor, whose motet, Ubi Caritas was performed at the Royal Wedding in 2011, and with the choral composer Dr Phillip Cooke. Singers work with the operatic soprano, Judith Howarth. Musicologists specialising in editing or early music study with Dr Frauke Jürgensen and Professor David Smith. Dr Edward Campbell has interests in musical modernism, philosophy and contemporary European opera. Both Professor Pete Stollery and Dr Suk-Jun Kim have combined their expertise in electroacoustic music with the voice.