The Malta School of Music has just published its Prospectus for the 2022-2023 scholastic year, and announced that applications for new students will be open between the 18th and 31st of May.
The School of Music currently caters for 800 students ranging from beginners to higher diploma level. With a strong team of 80 specialized music teachers, the school offers an unrivalled opportunity for any student at any level who would like to delve into the world of music. The school offers accredited courses from MQF Level 1 to MQF Level 5, as well as an opportunity to join the school in a more leisurely manner for those who wish to focus on the enjoyment that music gives.
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.” Ms Maria Blanco, Head of the School of Music, chose this quote by Plato to introduce this year’s Prospectus, going on to explain that “plenty of research points towards the fact that music is crucial for emotional and cognitive development, and I cannot recommend strongly enough the decision to encourage children to learn music.”
Each year, the school opens its doors to around 200 new students who are selected through an audition process that identifies musical skills and aptitude, allowing students to choose their best pathway. Young beginners are invited to apply for the Music Makers Course, catering for 6 to 8 year old students, who will be guided in choosing the right instrument for them and preparing them for entry to the Regular Music Course, which sees them developing musical skills up to MQF Level 4 in both music theory and practice.
This year, the school is offering the option for external students to join the school for non-formal courses by inviting music students to audition for one of the various music groups such as chamber ensembles, string orchestra, wind band, jazz ensemble, children’s choir or full orchestra. The School has also opened new calls for its Opera Studio, which was launched to great acclaim last February.
The 2022-23 Prospectus may be viewed online on SoM Prospectus 2022 (canva.com)
It is suggested to follow the Malta School of Music Facebook page for all the latest news, information and updates. Applications will be received online between the 18th and 31st of May, through the following site: https://mavc.gov.mt/programme/apply