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Master programme Early Music – Recorder

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The degree programme Early Music enables students to acquire the ability to express themselves independently and at a high artistic level in their interpretation of musical works from different style periods. Through the combination of specialised musical knowledge and technical ability as well as the creative involvement of their own artistic personality in orchestral and chamber music performances graduates will be able to establish themselves successfully in professional careers (in orchestras, chamber music and solo settings). The master’s programme involves expansion of the repertory, deeper involvement with various musical fields and reflection on the artistic or scholarly aspects, 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:
Early Music – Recorder
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

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Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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published in the:
MBl. 2013/14, Stk. 23 (Nr. 4)

Definition of the field of studies

The instrumental studies programme “Early Music – Recorder” provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the instrument recorder, all of which are required for a professional musical career.


The degree programme consists of the central artistic discipline recorder, several compulsory subjects (chamber music, basso continuo for recorder players, correpitition and practical training for contemporary recorder players) and several elective subjects. A priority subject is to be chosen. The master examination consists of two parts. In the first part a piece of music to be chosen from the examination 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. The examination programme stipulates that students have to perform forty-five minutes in each part of the examination. Playing from memory is not necessary.

Entrance examinations

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

Supplementary examinations