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This study programme is only available in German.
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.
The instrumental studies programme in 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.
The degree programme consists of the central artistic discipline, two compulsory subjects (chamber music, coaching) and several elective subjects. Students have to choose a priority subject. The master's examination consists of two parts. In the first part students have to perform a piece of music that they will choose from the exam programme defined by the examining committee. 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.
If a bachelor's programme was studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz no qualifying examination is required. Students who have not studied in Graz or who passed their bachelor's examination more than two semesters before applying for the master's programme have to audition.