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Master programme Accordion

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The instrumental studies programme in accordion imparts knowledge of the specialised repertoire for this instrument in the fields of solo performance, chamber music and orchestral literature and qualifies graduates to meet the unique demands of their profession. Thus, versatile involvement in the most diverse situations becomes possible and students attain stage presence at a high level. An important part of the artistic or scholarly master’s study programme involves expansion of the repertory, deeper involvement with various musical fields and reflection on artistic or scholarly phenomena, through which graduates acquire specialisation as well as the ability to think critically at a high artistic level.

Higher education institution:
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Accordion
Type:
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
Duration:
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
German
Costs:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
tuition fee - ask at your institution Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
University
Location:
Graz
Curriculum:
published in the:
MBl. 2013/14, Stk. 23 (Nr. 4)

Definition of the field of studies

The instrumental studies programme Accordion provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the instrument accordion, all of which are required for a professional musical career.

Exams

The degree programme consists of the central artistic discipline, two compulsory subjects (chamber music, correpitition) and several elective subjects. A priority subject is to be chosen. The master exam consists of two parts. In the first part a piece of music to be chosen from the exam programme defined by the examining committee is to be performed. In the second part students have to perform, under concert conditions, a programme that they have arranged themselves. In the exam programme a performance time of thirty minutes for the first part and fifty minutes for the second part of the exam are scheduled.

Entrance examinations

If a bachelor programme was studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz no admission examination is required. Students who have not studied in Graz or who passed their bachelor exam more than two semesters before applying for the master programme have to audition.

Supplementary examinations

None