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Music - all courses

Music: Creative Music Technology (W374)/with Foundation Year (WH74)
Music: Musical Arts (W304)/with Foundation Year (W300)
Music: Popular Music and Recording (J931)/with Foundation Year (W341)

Thank you for your application for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on being selected for interview. Please make sure that you read the instructions for your course carefully and prepare appropriately.

What will happen at my interview?

All applicants for all pathways (including Foundation year) are required to undertake a music theory examination.  This is approximately Grade 5 (ABRSM) standard and will form part of the audition process.  The test will last 30-40 minutes prior to the interview.  Where possible you will be interviewed by an academic working within the pathway/specialism that you have applied for.  A tour of the facilities may also be offered as part of your visit.

What do I need to do to prepare for the interview?

Music: Creative Music Technology (W374)

Music: Creative Music Technology with Foundation Year (WH74)

You should bring a portfolio of studio based compositions/recording/production examples, on a USB drive in MP3 format of approximately 5 minutes duration. This will be listened to on the day of the interview.

You will also need to prepare and perform two contrasting pieces on your principal instrument of grade 5/6 standard that demonstrate your strengths as a performer. We acknowledge that for some performers graded repertoire might not be suitable to highlight their abilities (e.g. singer songwriters) in which case the performance of original material is encouraged. You will  be asked to perform some technical exercises (chords, scales, arpeggios) and undertake a sight reading exercise, appropriate to the level of study you are applying for. Interview questions will be based around your experience,  influences and current ambitions.  

An accompanist is not provided for interview and vocalists are not required to perform to a backing track.  However, if you would prefer to do this then please bring backing tracks in a format which is capable of interacting with the speaker system, via Bluetooth.  Please do not bring tracks on compact disc.

Music: Musical Arts (W304)

Music: Musical Arts with Foundation Year (W300)

Music: Popular Music and Recording (J931)

Music: Popular Music and Recording with Foundation Year (W341)

You are required to prepare and perform two contrasting pieces on your principal instrument of approximately Grade 7 standard that demonstrate your strengths as a performer. We acknowledge that for some performers graded repertoire might not be suitable to highlight their abilities (e.g singer songwriters) in which case  the  performance of original material is encouraged. You will also be asked to perform some technical exercises (chords, scales, arpeggios) and undertake a sight reading exercise appropriate to the level of study you are applying for. Interview questions will be based around your experience, influences and current ambitions.

An accompanist is not provided for interview and vocalists are not required to perform to a backing track.  However, if you would prefer to do this then please bring backing tracks in a format which is capable of interacting with the speaker system, via Bluetooth.  Please do not bring tracks on compact disc.

How to find us?

On arrival you should report to the reception at New Adelphi building.  Please download a campus map or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  Please be aware that car parking charges do apply upon entry to the car park, details of the tariff can be found online and will be displayed in the car parks.

Please ensure that you arrive promptly and allow time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly.

We are unable to look after any bags/luggage for you on campus so please bear this in mind.

Can’t make your interview date

If you are unable to make your interview date, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date however we cannot guarantee this.  Please contact us on 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer want to attend my interview

If you do not wish to attend your interview we will not be able to continue with your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk stating your intention to withdraw your application and we will make your application unsuccessful on UCAS. Please quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number to enable us to deal with this efficiently.

Questions

If you have any further questions or require any further information, please contact us at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 4545.

If you have any queries regarding the content of the course, please contact Dan Price d.i.price@salford.ac.uk or Paul Robinson p.a.robinson1@salford.ac.uk