Experiencing Classic Music through Song

Oxford Lieder at Ruskin College

We have two courses running:

  • 26 March 2019 - 28 March 2019
  • 14 May 2019 - 16 May 2019

Both of these courses will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


This course will help you to find out more about Classical music, with a particular emphasis on song, and understand how important skills such as confidence in self-expression and communication are used by professional musicians in their performance. Led by a supportive tutor, the various elements of music and poetry will be explored through listening, discussing and taking part. Different styles of music will be discussed, and participants will learn about the benefits of appreciating and listening to music and words together.  By taking part in simple group singing exercises (no prior experience required) you will experience the emotional and physical benefits of making music and gain confidence in a new skill.

During the course, participants will attend a concert performed by professional musicians - a singer and pianist - at a local venue. These musicians will also be taking part in the course, helping to guide you on your musical journey before and after the concert, learning about what music means to us and how it affects us. As well as attending the professional recital, there will be opportunities throughout the course for any participants to sing or read poetry in a supportive setting and build confidence in presenting to an audience. 

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no academic requirements for entry to the course.

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring us on 01865 759600. You can also email us at enquiries@ruskin.ac.uk

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This is a residential course, you may be eligible for two nights' accommodation and food. We will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.

If you are not eligible for financial support the course will cost £210 (this includes meals).