Aberdeen provides an outstanding environment to engage with all aspects of music. The city is sufficiently big for there to be lots going on, but at the same time small enough to provide greater opportunities for solo performance or to have one's own music performed than is the case in some larger cities.
In particular, we have appointed Visiting Fellows in Performance and Composition who make regular visits to the department and work with students at all stages of their development.
Listening to a wide range of ‘art’ music is essential, and the department promotes a series of concerts given by leading international artists, staff and students. This is complemented by regular visits from leading orchestras and Scottish Opera to the city.