St. Mary's

Music Performance

Is this course for me?

The BTEC Music Performance course is for anyone who would like to study music in a practical work-related setting. There is a clear focus on providing students with the realistic skills needed for a successful career in music. This lively vocational qualification is designed for students who want a strong core of music performance study. Budding musicians and performers will benefit from this course. This course is suitable for those who…

  • Love playing an instrument and performing.
  • Wish to improve as a solo performer.
  • Want to learn how to play in a band or ensemble.
  • Like exploring and creating new music.
  • Want to pursue a career in music.
  • Want to gain extensive knowledge of the music industry.

Areas of Study


Practical Music Theory and Harmony.
Professional Practice in the Music Industry.
Ensemble Music Performance.


Composing Music.
Music Performance Session Styles.
Solo Performance.
Improvising Music.

Future Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for you after studying BTEC Music Performance. You will have many options at university such as studying Classical Music, Jazz Music, Popular Music, Music Performance, Song-writing, Music Production, Music Journalism, Music Business and Film Music.

BTEC Music Performance also provides a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including effective writing, analytical skills, creative development, performance skills and preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.

A vast amount of transferable skills are gained from studying BTEC Music Performance, such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, communication, independent learning, analysis and evaluation. Employers specifically look for these skills to complement technical knowledge so they will provide an advantage when learners progress to the workplace. Studying BTEC Music can lead directly to higher education courses in music and a successful career within the music industry.