Degree requirements / Sibelius Academy: Common courses, classical music

CHAMBER MUSIC AND ENSEMBLE PLAYING

3pokha1 CHAMBER MUSIC 1 (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
3pokha4 CHAMBER MUSIC 2 (12 ECTS credits, 320 hrs)
3v64 CLASSICAL MUSIC WORKSHOP (4 ECTS credits, 108 hrs)
3v55 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (3 -15 ECTS credits, 80-401 hrs)
3c9 INTRODUCTION TO CONTINUOS PLAYING (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)
3v54 REPERTOIRE AND ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP FOR AN ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT AND PIANO (3-4 ECTS credits, 80-107 hrs)
1v26 ANALYTCAL METHODS FOR CHAMBER MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS (A WORKSHOP ON MUSIC ANALYSIS WITH TALK AND PLAY) 1 – 6 ECTS credits (27 – 160 hours)

OTHER INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES

3cv2 INTRODUCTION TO THE PLAYING OF A BAROQUE INSTRUMENT (STRING INSTRUMENTS) (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)
3v59 PLAYING IN AN ORCHESTRA, MINOR SUBJECT
3pokha2- SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (9 ECTS credits, 240 hrs)
3pokha3 SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (5 ECTS credits, 133 hrs)
3a3 SECONDARY INSTRUMENT, ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT 1 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)
3a4 SECONDARY INSTRUMENT, ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
v41 INTRODUCTION TO THE VIOLIN (3-5 ECTS credits, 80-134 hrs)
v42 GROUP VIOLIN PEDAGOGY (3-5 ECTS credits, 80-134 hrs)

CONDUCTING

3a3-32 CHOIR CONDUCTING, MINOR INSTRUMENT (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)
2v1 CONDUCTOR COACHING (For other students than orchestral conducting majors) (1-2 ECTS credits, 27-53 hrs)

CHOIR AND ENSEMBLE SINGING

345p1 CHOIR SINGING (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)
3v3 CHAMBER CHOIR (6 ECTS credits, 160 hrs)
3v56 CHOIR MARKET (2-3 ECTS credit, 54-80 hrs)
3v6 ENSEMBLE SINGING (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

PEDAGOGY

y39 INSTRUMENT PEDAGOGY 3 (7 ECTS credits, 187 hrs)
3y1 LECTURE SERIES OF GENERAL PEDAGOGY (1 ECTS credits, 27 hrs)

CREATIVE SKILLS OF A MUSICIAN

3v26 CREATIVE SKILLS 1 (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
3v27 CREATIVE SKILLS 2 (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)
3v28 CREATIVE SKILLS 3 (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
3v31 CREATIVE SKILLS 4 (3 ECTS credits / 80 hrs / advanced studies)
3v47 CREATIVE SKILLS 5 (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)
3v61 CREATIVE IMPROVISATION FOR STUDENTS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (4 ECTS credits, 107 hours)

PERFORMANCE COACHING

3v49 PERFORMANCE COACHING 1 (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)
3v50 PERFORMANCE COACHING 2 (1 ECTS credit, 27 hrs)
3v66 PERFORMANCE COACHING 3 2-5 ECTS credits, 1 semester

CAREER SKILLS

3v67 MENTORING (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)
3y2 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN ARTIST AND MUSICIAN (3-6 ECTS credits)
y32 JOB PLACEMENT (3-9 ECTS credits, 80-240 hrs)

MASTER CLASS, SEMINARS

3vx38 MASTER CLASS (0.5–3 ECTS credits, 14-80 hrs)
3v33 SEMINAR / CONGRESS (0.5-3 ECTS credits, 13 -80 hrs)

BODY AND HEALTH

3v43 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27-80 hrs)
3v29 BODY MAPPING (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)
3v48 PILATES (0.5-2 ECTS credits, 14-53 hrs)
3v46 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1-2 ECTS credits, 27-60 hrs)
3v60 FELDENKRAIS METHOD (1-2 ECTS credits, 27-54 hrs)
5v37 MUSICIAN´S ERGONOMY (2-3 ETCS credits, 54-80 hrs)

DANCE

3v62 MEDIEVAL AND RENASSAINCE DANCE (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)
3v63 BAROQUE DANCE (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)

OTHER COMMON STUDIES

3os6 PREPARATORY DOCTORAL PROJECT (6-14 ECTS credits)
23ch6a1 ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (Choral Conducting Option) (4 or 6 ECTS credits, 107 or 160 hrs)
3v19 RECORDING (1-4 ECTS credits, 27-107 hrs)
3v57 COMPETITION (3-10 ECTS , 80-267 hrs)
3v68 COMPOSITION FOR INSTRUMENTALIST (2-5 ECTS credits, 54-134 hrs)
v25 COMPOSITION (6 ECTS credits in academic year, 160 hrs) (students not specialising in composition)
3oa21 PERFORMANCE PRACTICES OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (3-5 ECTS credits, 81-135 hours)
3v37 PRODUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (0.5-2 ECTS credits, 14-54 hrs)
3v36 RECITAL PRODUCTION (2-10 ECTS credits, 54-267 hrs)
3v53 ACCOMPANIMENT, SUPERVISED (4 ETCS credits 107 hrs / pianists, 2 ETCS credits 54 hrs / orchestral instrumentalists, singers)
3vx147 ELECTIVES (0.5-10 ECTS credits, 27-267 hrs)
3a1 MUSIC LIFE (2-3 ECTS credits, 54-80 hrs)
3v53 ACCOMPANIMENT (SUPERVISED) (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)
3v65 INTERPRETING NOTATION AND PERFORMANCE PRACTISES 1750-1850
3os6 PREPARATORY DOCTORAL PROJECT (6-14 ECTS credits, 160-374 hrs)

 

CHAMBER MUSIC AND ENSEMBLE PLAYING

3pokha1 CHAMBER MUSIC 1 (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
The goal is to become familiar with chamber music. At least two chamber music pieces are rehearsed during the course. Can also be completed in accordance with the description of courses vm4, vm5 or Lied duo. This course can be taken several times beginning from the 1st year of study.

Assessment
Evaluation by a jury with two members: Pass/Fail.

Transferable credits
If the student has already completed the course, the chamber music instructor in charge or the head of department can decide whether the student's practical skills and/or previous studies may be substituted for this course. This course cannot be substituted for more than once (1x3 ECTS credits).

 

3pokha4 CHAMBER MUSIC 2 (12 ECTS credits, 320 hrs)

Learning outcomes
The goal is that students/ ensembles become well-acquainted with chamber music literature, learn about the performance practices of different composers and styles, and gain the skills necessary for playing chamber music independently. Eight chamber music pieces are rehearsed during the course. This course can be taken several times. This course cannot be substituted.

Assessment
Evaluation by jury on a scale of 0–5. If necessary, the jury can give a specific member of the ensemble a grade that is different from that of the ensemble. The jury consists of the chair and 2 other members.

Preceding courses
Chamber music 1

Instruction and study           
Instruction in different chamber music groups for a maximum of 60 hours per academic year

Performances           

  1. Class attendance
  2. Public performances
  3. One assessed performance equals a complete concert programme (e.g., three large-scale works)

 

3v64 CLASSICAL MUSIC WORKSHOP (4 ECTS credits, 108 hrs)

Learning outcomes

  • Students study the performance challenges of classical and Early Romantic period (Bach's sons, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, etc.), chamber music by playing the repertoire and becoming familiar with the performance practices of the era.
  • Students have an opportunity to use instruments from the period.
  • The module is completed as a four weekend periods during the year.

Assessment
Jury evaluates the performance of the ensemble pass/fail and gives oral feedback. The jury consists of two to three members.

Instruction and study

  • Group instruction 48 hours (12 hours per weekend period)
  • Active participation in instruction and observing the work of others
  • Assignments and individual work 60 hours

Requirements         

  • Class attendance
  • Preparing 3 chamber music pieces of this era
  • One evaluated, public performance
  • ECTS credits based upon workload and participation.

 

3v55 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (3 -15 ECTS credits, 80-401 hrs)

1 project = 3 ECTS credits

Learning outcomes
Students acquire competence to learn to understand, perform, and compile repertoires consisting of music from the 20th and 21st centuries and acquire skills for ensemble playing, project management, and team work in music with elements from improvisation and performance art. This course is arranged as a four-week project and culminates in a concert.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Group instruction for a maximum of 30 hours per minicourse
Class attendance and concerts.

 

3c9 INTRODUCTION TO CONTINUOS PLAYING (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)

The programme is primarily intended for pianists, organists, choral conductors, or students who are not harpsichord majors.

Learning outcomes
Students become acquainted with the basics of Baroque figured bass, learn how to read continuo bass numbering and how to use it to create a suitable score for ensembles or orchestras.

Assessment
Evaluation by teacher with the help of two colleagues on a scale of 0-5

Performances           
Class attendance
Completion of written assignments

 

3v54 REPERTOIRE AND ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP FOR AN ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT AND PIANO (3-4 ECTS credits, 80-107 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • be familiar, through duo work, with key repertoires written for an orchestral instrument and the piano or for an orchestral instrument and, originally, the orchestra
  • develop their ensemble playing skills by examining the common factors of ensemble expression, for example, the perception of harmonies, the meaning of and the interaction between the different layers of a score, symbolism applied by composers, as well as other principles of ensemble playing

Assessment
Two workshop teachers assess the essays and the instrument performances on a scale of pass/fail.

Recommended year of completion
Fourth to fifth for pianists, first to fifth for orchestral instrumentalists.

Preceding courses
Piano Performance, Level B for Pianists
Level C in the performance of their instrument for orchestral instrumentalists
Chamber Music 1

Transferable credits
This course cannot be substituted with previous studies.

Instruction and study           

  • Group instruction 36 hours (12 three-hour sessions in the course of one year) and active participation (2-3 times) and observation of the workshop (9-10 times)
  • Four concerts (of which two will be given by the student)

Performances           

  • Class attendance
  • Public performances in two concerts
  • Two to three essays on the works performed by the student (the number and format of the essays is to be agreed with the supervisor)

The course may be taken several times.

1v26 Analytical methods for chamber music enthusiasts (a workshop on music analysis with talk and play) 1–6 ECTS credits (27–160 hours)

Learning outcome
Students know how to analyse chamber music through various methods and as a way to produce information and solve problems. They know how to apply the results of the analysis in artistic work and how to apply analysis for a creative interpretation of music.
Recommended year of completion M1
Assessment On a scale of pass/fail
This course can be offered via Open University.
Instruction and study, completion
a) Brief options (1, 2, 3 or 4 ECTS credits): Workshops for a maximum of 15/30/45/60 hours
Completion: Workshop attendance for the duration of one, two, three or four periods Completed analysis exercises and other tasks
b) Extensive (5 or 6 ECTS credits) options: in addition to the most extensive option (4 ECTS credits) in item a), a seminar report worth 1 or 2 ECTS credits

 

OTHER INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES

3cv2 INTRODUCTION TO THE PLAYING OF A BAROQUE INSTRUMENT (STRING INSTRUMENTS) (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)

The goal is to become acquainted with the playing of a Baroque string instrument (Baroque violin, Baroque viola, Baroque cello or violone) by rehearsing and performing, as well as to gain the skills necessary for further studies in the playing of the Baroque instrument.

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • know the special features of playing techniques of a Baroque string instrument
  • know the performance practises, methods of expression and tone production of a Baroque instrument

Assessment
The teacher evaluates the student with a colleague: Pass / Fail

 

3v59 PLAYING IN AN ORCHESTRA, MINOR SUBJECT

(Aimed at students other than those playing an orchestra instrument as their major)
(2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs, this course can be taken several times)

Learning outcomes

  • students learn to act professionally as a musician in a functioning orchestra
  • students learn the various style periods of orchestral music
  • students learn to recognise the professional requirements of orchestra musicians

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study

  • Lectures and public performances
  • Regular attendance at the rehearsals and public performances

 

3pokha2- SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (9 ECTS credits, 240 hrs)

Degree Programme in Music Performance, others than orchestral instruments and early music) 

Objective
To learn the basic technique of the instrument / the basics of voice production, to become familiar with music written for the instrument / vocal music, to be able to prepare an easy repertoire and to qualify for further studies.

The course includes studies in playing a monophonic or polyphonic instrument or vocal studies. The contents correspond to the following courses:

  • 4a3 Piano, secondary instrument

Familiarity with solo pieces from repertoire list 4 or 5 (if necessary, from repertoire list 3 in accordance with the student's skills)

  • 4a40 Guitar, secondary instrument
  • 4a44 Accordion, secondary instrument
  • 5p11 Clavichord Performance
  • 4a5 Voice, secondary instrument
  • 3pokha2 Kantele Performance: the contents correspond to course 4a44 Accordion Performance, and the repertoire consists of Level 3/3 kantele pieces.

In the case of other instruments, the contents are defined separately. Having completed both secondary instrument courses (3pokha2 and 3pokha3) for the same instrument, the student may count a total of 9 ECTS credits as optional studies.

Preceding courses
As in the courses referred to above

Transferable credits
For piano and voice, a Level I course completed at a university or other institute of higher education; for other instruments, a Level 3/3 course completed at a university or other institute of higher education.

Instruction and study            
Individual instruction: up to 28 hours

Performances and assessment 
Class attendance

 

3pokha3 SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (5 ECTS credits, 133 hrs)

Degree Programme in Music Performance, others than orchestral instruments and early music) 

Objective
To become acquainted with singing or with playing a melody instrument and to develop linear thinking, or alternatively to become acquainted with playing a polyphonic instrument. Alternatively either

  1. studies on either a monophonic or a polyphonic instrument so that it is possible to prepare a repertoire consisting of at least 5 pieces that match the student's skills; or
  2. studies in singing with a repertoire of at least 20 classical and folk songs that reflect the student's skills.

Having completed both secondary instrument courses (3pokha2 and 3pokha3) for the same instrument, the student may count a total of 6 ECTS credits as optional studies.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Transferable credits
Level 2/3 completed at a university or other institute of higher education

Instruction and study            
Individual instruction up to 14 hours per academic year or instruction for small groups 48-64 hours per academic year depending on group size for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 2 academic years

Performances            
Participation in teaching for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 2 academic years

 

3a3 SECONDARY INSTRUMENT, ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT 1 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • know the basic technique of playing the instrument
  • know music written for the instrument
  • are able to prepare an easy repertoire
  • qualify for further studies

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction up to 14 hours
Methods
Individual practice
Performances and assessment        
Class attendance

 

3a4 SECONDARY INSTRUMENT, ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • become familiar with the instrument
  • qualify for further studies

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction up to 14 or 28 hours

Methods
Individual practice

Performances   and assessment      
Performance consists of 3 pieces.  Evaluations by the teacher and a colleague
Level performance examinations, if any, are taken in accordance with the appropriate level descriptions.

 

v41 INTRODUCTION TO THE VIOLIN (3-5 ECTS credits, 80-134 hrs)

Course contents
Basic technique of violin playing, ergonomics of violin playing, group dynamics, improvisation, practical accompaniment on the violin, ensemble playing

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • understand the technique of violin playing and the basics of tone production
  • are able to play simple melodies
  • learn chord-based improvisation
  • are able to play in all keys
  • learn how arrangements for players at the beginner level are written

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study
Group instruction for 45 hours, based on the Bornoff method

Performances            
Active attendance: 41 hours, 3 ECTS credits
Active attendance and participation in the final concert 5 ECTS credits

 

v42 GROUP VIOLIN PEDAGOGY (3-5 ECTS credits, 80-134 hrs)

In this course, students will become familiar with group violin pedagogy.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • acquire the skills necessary for instructing groups in the development of violin technique
  • learn to choose repertoires for group instruction
  • learn to prepare groups for public performances
  • become familiar with practical accompaniment and improvisation on the violin
  • become familiar with violin ergonomics

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study
Workshop activities 41 hours

Performances           
Class attendance 3 ECTS credits
Active participation and teacher training 5 ECTS credits

 

CONDUCTING

3a3-32 CHOIR CONDUCTING, MINOR INSTRUMENT (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • study the basics of conducting techniques
  • acquire an understanding of the basics of vocal technique at the level required by the repertoire
  • master C-level repertoire requirements
  • acquire a conception of the working methods of various choir ensembles
  • acquire a conception of Western choral literature

Assessment
Jury evaluation 0-5

Instruction and study       
Individual and group instruction
Rehearsing and conducting Sibelius Academy's vocal ensemble

Performances

  • Passing requires active participation in teaching.
  • Conducting two pieces from the repertoire, one chosen by the student, the other by the jury
  • Rehearsing a new choir song, preparation time 7 days
  • A prima vista performance of a choir score, also transposing (level C)

 

2v1 CONDUCTOR COACHING (For other students than orchestral conducting majors) (1-2 ECTS credits, 27-53 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • study the basics of conducting techniques and score reading
  • develop their orchestra knowledge
  • develop knowledge of mainly classical orchestra literature 
  • acquire a conception clef and temperament

Assessment
Evaluation by the teacher: Pass/Fail

Instruction and study

  • Conducting exercises; basic patterns
  • Score playing and analysis
  • Playing in the orchestra during the lessons

Performances
Class attendance

 

CHOIR AND ENSEMBLE SINGING

345p1 CHOIR SINGING (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students participate in the rehearsal and performance of a large-scale music production, in which a choir plays a significant part.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           

  • Participation in the Sibelius Academy grand choir's activity
  • Participation in the Sibelius Academy chamber choir's activity
  • Rehearsals and performances approximately 35 hours

Performances
Attendance at rehearsals and participation in performances

 

3v3 CHAMBER CHOIR (6 ECTS credits, 160 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • learn the singing technique required by a demanding choral repertoire
  • acquire a wide knowledge of styles and stylistic demands in music
  • are familiar with the most important repertoire, and with the latest choir music

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study     

  • Rehearsals
  • Performances
  • Attendance at rehearsals and participation in performances by the Sibelius Academy chamber choir.

This course can be taken several times.

 

3v56 CHOIR MARKET (2-3 ECTS credit, 54-80 hrs)

Objective
In Choir Market, students will learn to conduct a choir, sing in a choir, become familiar with repertoires, and write arrangements or music for a choir. A choir may consist of children, women, or men; it can be mixed, and it can be a smaller group of singers. Students will become familiar with the basics of natural conducting techniques. Students will also become familiar with vocal techniques for a choir, singing in a choir, challenges of finding suitable repertoire, and the dynamics of choral singing.
Learning outcomes
Students 
- will acquire basic skills for choral conducting and choral singing
- will acquire basic skills and knowledge for choosing appropriate repertoires
- will acquire basic knowledge and skills for writing music for choirs 
- will acquire a natural conducting technique
- will become familiar with vocal techniques for a choir, basics of choral singing, and dynamics of a choir.
Assessment: pass/fail
Instruction and study
Group instruction: 2 hours per week for two semesters
The group (a choir that consists of the course participants) should have at least 12 singers.
Individual practice, arrangements by the student
Methods of completion and assessment
Regular class attendance
Conducting examination with the student choir
Assessed by the teacher

 

3v6 ENSEMBLE SINGING (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • practice ensemble singing and become familiar with the most essential ensemble repertoire
  • acquire knowledge of duets, terzettos, and larger ensembles mainly from the opera and oratories
  • study the more demanding repertoire of early vocal music

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Voice D for students in the Degree Programme in Church Music.
Voice as a secondary instrument for students in the Degree Programme in Music Education.

Instruction and study           

  • Rehearsals 48 hours
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance

A public performance in a concert or a student matinee

PEDAGOGY

y39 INSTRUMENT PEDAGOGY 3 (7 ECTS credits, 187 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students

  • know the repertoire of their instrument and the methods of its teaching
  • know the traditions of their instrument and its teaching, and are able to examine them critically
  • are capable of university level teaching and evaluation
  • are capable of independent teaching (vocational and soloist-artistic education included), and planning, developing, and managing teaching
  • know the significance of values, and the concept of humanity and learning in teaching
  • perceive the significance of their profession in the modern society and their opportunities to act in it
  • are capable of examining their instrument's culture and its pedagogy in debates and in writing 
  • are aware of their own cultural identity
  • are able to evaluate the general importance of their own profession and music pedagogy in the society

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding studies
Instrument and vocal pedagogy 1 and 2

Instruction and study            

  • The teaching hours for different working methods will be agreed upon according to the instrument
  • Lectures and seminars / literature summaries - guided discussions up to 56 hours
  • Observing teaching and practice teaching
  • Written tasks

Performances            

  • Depending on the instrument:
  • Participation in teaching and seminar work/guided conversations
  • Observing university level instruction (for example master classes)
  • Teaching demonstration
  • Written tasks
  • Writing the seminar work

 

3y1 LECTURE SERIES OF GENERAL PEDAGOGY (1 ECTS credits, 27 hrs)

Objective
To examine the art of teaching from various perspectives and to become familiar with its richness and versatility. Different fields of pedagogy will be covered during the lectures, including ergonomy; mental training in instrument pedagogy; motivation, self-esteem, and learning; different teaching methods; NLP and creativity in teaching; basics of developmental psychology; as well as interaction between the teacher and the student. A detailed list of topics will be announced at the beginning of the semester. Enrolment for the course is not required. The lecture series of General Pedagogy can be completed as a separate study module. Normally, it is included in Pedagogy 2. General Pedagogy is a supportive course for teacher training. As a separate module it serves as an introduction to the versatility of teaching.

Learning outcomes

  • Students realise the many challenges and standpoints of teaching and start to examine their own teaching accordingly
  • Students adapt the fundaments of various parts of teaching
  • Students acquire more tools and approaches for their practical teaching

Assessment
Pass/Fail, attendance required

Instruction and study            
Lectures 27 hours, 9 lectures selected by the student. Some of the lectures are in English.

Performances            
Attendance at nine lectures

 

CREATIVE SKILLS OF A MUSICIAN

Modules 1-4, in total 13 ECTS credits

It is recommended that students take all four modules. The whole package gives versatile skills for independent planning and working.
The aim of the modules (1-4) is to provide musicians, pedagogues, and composers with skills for closer contact with the audience, for more comprehensive work in the field of music and art, and a new type of co-operation with art and music schools.

 

3v26 CREATIVE SKILLS 1 (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • be familiar with the skills needed for constructive interaction and communication (bodily and verbal communication)
  • obtain skills for group work and different workshop techniques-be familiar with the creative process and its use as a teaching tool.-learn to use simple basic structures (e.g. movement, emotion, language) as teaching material.
  • obtain versatile skills for improvisation

The course is arranged every autumn semester. Students from outside Sibelius Academy can participate through the Open University

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study            

  • Instruction a maximum of 54 hours, including
  • Workshops
  • Project work
  • Participation in the final production
  • Feedback discussions
  • Written assessment

Performances            

  • Participation in contact teaching and workshops.
  • Self-evaluation 
  • Written assessment
  • Participation in a production

 

3v27 CREATIVE SKILLS 2 (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • be familiar with everyday school work-learn to apply the acquired skills with schoolchildren and teens,
  • be familiar with the planning and implementation of project periods.

Arrangements
A period of 6-7 weeks at a school with a project + public performance once a week. The projects will be led and guided by two professionals. The project schedules will be announced later.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Creative skills 1

Instruction and study            

  • Instruction a maximum of 107 hours, including
  • projects at a school
  • Participation in the final production
  • Feedback discussions
  • Written assessment
  • Guided workshops at schools or other institutions of learning

Performances    

  • Participation in workshops in schools
  • Self-evaluation 
  • Written assessment
  • Participation in a production

 

3v28 CREATIVE SKILLS 3 (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • obtain skills for project planning and management
  • learn to plan workshops and be familiar with the different roles of a musician in them.
  • obtain new ideas and skills for improvisation and composing
  • be familiar with different interactive situations

The course is arranged every spring semester. Students from outside Sibelius Academy can participate through the Open University

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Creative skills 1

Instruction and study            

  • Instruction a maximum of 54 hours, including
  • Workshops
  • Project work
  • Participation in the final production
  • Feedback discussions
  • Written assessment

Performances            

  • Class attendance and workshops
  • Self-evaluation 
  • Written assessment
  • Participation in a production

 

3v31 CREATIVE SKILLS 4 (3 ECTS credits / 80 hrs / advanced studies)

Creative skills of a musician in instrument pedagogy

The course builds on the basics of Creative Skills 1-3 and explores new ways of arriving at uninhibited musicianship Participants can make music even from pictures and poems.

  • They can also use their imaginations and emotions in their musical expressions.
  • Rehearsing keeping a steady pulse in ensemble playing via various exercises.
  • Creating new ensemble pieces using various approaches.
  • Apply the newly acquired skills and learn new ways of teaching an instrument in both group and private instruction.
  • Learn new approaches to planning and arranging various instrument workshops and own projects. Develop new application opportunities together.

The course is intended for major subject students.

Learning outcomes

  • Students are able to express themselves in playing more freely and diversely
  • Students can apply their free playing expression to their studies and performances
  • Students are able to apply various starting points to their own improvisation and teaching of improvisation
  • Students are capable of developing an improvised ensemble playing into a structured performance in cooperation with others
  • Students are capable of applying their learning to instrument pedagogy in both group and private instruction for all ages.
  • Students are capable of independently planning their own projects in instrument teaching.
  • Students are capable of applying their education to create new ways of teaching improvisation

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Creative skills 1

Instruction and study            

  • Instruction a maximum of 80 hours, including
  • Project work
  • Workshops
  • Participation in the final production
  • Feedback discussions
  • Homework
  • Written assessment

Performances            

  • Class attendance
  • Self-evaluation 
  • Written assessment

Literature for Creative Skills 1 - 4

  • Keith Johnstone: IMPRO!
  • Kari Uusikylä–Janne Piirto: Luovuus – taito löytää, rohkeus toteuttaa
  • Simo Routarinne: Improvisoi
  • Simo Routarinne: Valta ja Vuorovaikutus, or as agreed upon with the teacher.

 

3v47 CREATIVE SKILLS 5 (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • be familiar with the processes of participatory art practice on the basis of the skills obtained in Creative Skills 1-4
  • be familiar with related literature and present it to the group
  • earn to prepare workshops for their peers
  • learn to apply their skills in a creative process (crossartistic projects, young composers' projects, improvising ensembles)

Assessment
Pass/Fail

To complete the course, students are required to attend most of the meetings and group sessions and to participate in the final performance. All students are expected to prepare workshop exercises for 1-2 meetings and other material needed for the course, if necessary. Every student is required to invent a starting point for an improvisation and read at least one book on the topic and present it to the rest of the group.

Preceding courses
Creative Skills 1, 3, and 4

Instruction and study            

  • The course comprises the following 107 hours:
  • Group sessions (40 hours)
  • Group practice
  • Guest lecturers / workshops 
  • Joint planning sessions and other meetings
  • Individual preparation (24 hours)
  • Literature
  • Plans for 1-2 teaching sessions
  • A work planned or composed by the student
  • Possible teaching session
  • Individual practice (23 hours)
  • Small group practice
  • Instrumental performance

Students are required to attend most of the classes and participate in the final performance. All students are required to prepare exercises for 1-2 workshops and other material for the course. All students are required to design a starting point for an improvisation and to read at least one related book and present it to the group.

Literature
Agreed upon with the group

 

3v61 CREATIVE IMPROVISATION FOR STUDENTS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (4 ECTS credits, 107 hours)

This course supplements the skills of students of classical music by familiarizing them with free interpretation of music and playing without a printed sheet. It helps students to overcome stage fright.  The skills acquired during the course will increase the versatility of the classical musician's professional skills.

Learning outcomes 
The student will:

  • learn to understand the significance of group dynamics and work in a group without problems
  • be able to apply emotions and images when playing
  • learn to concentrate on listening to the other players and to support and develop the other players' ideas
  • become familiar with the building methods of an improvised piece
  • become familiar with modal harmonies
  • learn to apply different scales and rhythm patterns in free improvisation
  • learn to improvise using existing structural models (form structures)

Assessment
Pass/fail

Instruction and study 
Small group instruction (10-15 students) 56 hours including three compulsory weekend workshops

Requirements

  • class attendance, individual practise
  • final concert

 

PERFORMANCE COACHING

3v49 PERFORMANCE COACHING 1 (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students learn to develop as musicians, performers, and learners while finding their strengths and personalities as musicians.

Content
Course activities include examination of the physical and psychological factors present at a public performances, contacts with the audience, and working under pressure. The students will learn about methods of handling a performance situation. In the course, the students also learn to set meaningful goals for themselves and study methods of enhanced practice and learning. The development of practice techniques and performance skills is recorded through portfolio work.

Assessment
Pass/fail

Preceding courses
It is recommended that this course be completed at the beginning of studies.
If necessary, a proficiency test will be arranged for Open University students; a survey of previous studies may also be conducted.

Instruction and study           
Group instruction: up to 30 hours, including discussions and practice.

Requirements           
Active participation in coursework

 

3v50 PERFORMANCE COACHING 2 (1 ECTS credit, 27 hrs)

Content
Course work includes practice, discussions, relaxation and visualisation exercises, practice with the instrument and music scores, and videotaped performance practice.

Learning outcomes
Students will be able to apply the skills that they learned in the lectures in practice, recognize the requirements of different public performances and understand how to prepare for them.

Assessment
Pass/fail

Preceding courses
Performance coaching 1
It is recommended that this course be completed at the beginning of studies.

Instruction and study           
Small group work in instrument groups: up to 15 hours.

Requirements
Active participation in coursework

Please note
It is possible to take Performance Coaching 1 and 2 simultaneously.
 

3v66 PERFORMANCE COACHING 3 2-5 ECTS credits, 1 semester

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to look for new types of performance opportunities and places
  • learn to encounter different audiences 
  • learn to plan balanced performances for different audiences
  • learn to communicate with the audience and present the music that he or she is going to play
  • understand the principles of audience education

Preceding courses
Performance coaching 1 and 2

Assessment
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague on a scale of Pass/fail

Instruction and study 
Seminar work: 21 hours

Methods 

  • Planning a performance with a peer
  • Organisation and implementation of the performance
  • Peer assessment of the performance
  • Written report on the production of the performance

Performances and assessment

  • Class attendance
  • Performance
  • Reflection
  • Report
  • Presentation of the results to the group

Assessment 
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

CAREER SKILLS

3v67 MENTORING (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)

In the mentoring programme, Sibelius Academy students can interact with a person with experience from the world of work. The mentors in this programme are Sibelius Academy alumni. The goal of this programme is to prepare the student for graduation and the world of work.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • build their networks
  • be able to plan their careers with insight about the world of work
  • be able to express their individual thoughts and needs
  • be able to reflect on their strategies
  • learn problem-solving methods through feedback

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study

  • Lectures or meetings (3 times) with all participants, a maximum of 14 hours
  • One-to-one meetings (approximately 6 times) with a mentor, a maximum of 20 hours

Methods 

  • Preparation for the meetings
  • Mentoring diary
  • Report on the mentoring project

Performances and assessment

  • Passing requires active participation in teaching and in the mentoring events.
  • Final report.

 

3y2 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN ARTIST AND MUSICIAN (3-6 ECTS credits)

As a part of the general studies, this module is intended for all Sibelius Academy students and provides information on employment opportunities now and in the future. It is recommended for students who are in the final stages of their studies; however, beginning students can also participate.

The module includes three independent sections: 1) Finances, law, and taxation, 2) marketing and production, and 3) employment and entrepreneurship.

  • Finances, law, and taxation
    • budgeting
    • Immaterial rights
    • contracts
    • taxation
  • Marketing and production
    • music and a musician as a product
    • fundamentals of marketing
    • sponsorship and co-operation with businesses
    • defining the significance of a manager
  • Employment and entrepreneurship
    • orchestral work, teaching
    • freelancing
    • employer's expectations
    • a musician as an entrepreneur

The module is arranged by the Department of Orchestral Instruments with the Degree Programme in Arts Management and other departments. Guest lectures will be presented by experts in different fields.
Class attendance is required. The students will complete various assignments on the covered topics.

Assessment
Pass/fail

Instruction and study 

  • Lectures, a maximum of 40 hours
  • Individual work, a minimum of 40 hours; it is possible to acquire 1 to 3 extra ECTS credits by completing separate assignments

Performances 
Class attendance and completion of practical assignments

 

y32 JOB PLACEMENT (3-9 ECTS credits, 80-240 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students are introduced to working life and provided skills for recognising learning needs and the direction of their studies. The length of the practical placement is 1–3 months and it is completed at a separately agreed upon time.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

The extent of this study module is 3-9 ECTS credits depending on the scope of the reported job placement. The course is marked as completed by the head of the student's own department.

Preceding courses
The student is recommended not to commence the placement period before the 4th year of study.

Instruction and study 

  • Student defines the objectives of the job placement
  • Supervisor to be appointed for the job placement
  • Length of the practical placement is 1 to 3 months; it is completed at an independently agreed upon time
  • Report (individual work)

Performances 

  • Student writes a report (one page) on the job placement based on learning diaries.
  • Report must be submitted after the job placement.

 

MASTER CLASS, SEMINARS

3vx38 MASTER CLASS (0.5–3 ECTS credits, 14-80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students develop skills in their main instrument and meet teachers both from Finland and abroad.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study            

  • Group or individual instruction

Methods

  • Possible final concert

Performances and assessment          

  • Class attendance
  • Observation of teaching
  • Brief written report

Assessed by the head of department, master class instructor, or teacher-in-charge

 

3v33 SEMINAR / CONGRESS (0.5-3 ECTS credits, 13 -80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students acquire knowledge of a specialisation area of their own field. The seminar focuses on subject of students' own choosing. The seminar can be organised either at or outside the Academy. Courses can be included in pedagogy studies.

Assessment
Pass/Fail. A teacher assigned by the department head will evaluate the written report.

Instruction and study            

  • Class attendance
  • Performances            
  • A brief written report on the seminar

 

BODY AND HEALTH

3v43 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27-80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
The aim is for the students to release their posture mechanism in order to perform at their full potential. In addition, the students learn to understand the connection between mind and body through practical approaches.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study            
Instruction in small groups: 10–60 hours This module may include individual instruction (5 – 15 hours).

Performances            
Class attendance

 

3v29 BODY MAPPING (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)

Learning outcomes
To learn to understand the functioning of the body in order to find the most economical way of playing. The purpose of this is to help musicians avoid stress injuries, to unleash the sound of the instrument and to enhance the musician's expressivity.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study
28 hours in small groups (approx. 10 students)

Requirements
Class attendance

 

3v48 PILATES (0.5-2 ECTS credits, 14-53 hrs)

Pilates is a body control programme that focuses on the core postural muscles and helps to strengthen them so they support the body better. Courses will be offered for different instrument groups in order to concentrate on the challenges of the respective instruments.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

3v46 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1-2 ECTS credits, 27-60 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students receive information and ideas to get fit and maintain fitness.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study            
Group instruction max 56 hrs

Performances            
Class attendance

 

3v60 FELDENKRAIS METHOD (1-2 ECTS credits, 27-54 hrs)

Feldenkrais method is learning with the body. It's based on the human nervous system's natural ability to learn.

Learning outcomes

  • Students learn more of their bodies, they learn to be aware of the quality of their movements, and they realise the benefits of total body use. The method is used to make expression and movement more diverse, to introduce students to using their full potential.
  • During lectures, students observe their own movement habits and try out new opportunities. Method's moves are very subtle and instructed.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study            
Group instruction 18 hrs

Performances            
Class attendance

 

5v37 Musician’s Ergonomy (2-3 ECTS credits, 54-80 hours)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • learn the basics of body and health
  • learn to recognize the work postures that stress the body and the musculoskeletal system and find solutions and ways to decrease stress.
  • learn to apply related skills in their professional life

Assessment
By the teacher(s) pass/fail

Instruction and study           
Theory lessons a maximum of 40 hours
Group work

Methods 
Assignment and learning diary

Performances           

  1. Class attendance
  2. Successful completion of the development assignment
  3. Group work
  4. Maintenance of a learning diary

First Aid for Violinists (2 ECTS credits, 54 hours)

Learning outcome

Awareness of the functions of the human body and possible negative stress factors related to violin and viola playing with beneficial exercises for the body and improved instrument technique

The objective is to prevent violin and viola students’ musculoskeletal disorders.

Benefits and impact:

Increased awareness of good violin and viola ergonomics, body control, instrument-related risks and their prevention as well as beneficial physical exercises, which will prevent and minimise violin and viola students’ musculoskeletal disorders. Later, as instrument teachers, students will be able to guide future instrumentalists in finding an appropriate playing position.

Assessment On a scale of pass/fail
Introduction and study
Lectures, contact teaching and a check-up; a maximum of 11 hours

Independent practice

This module (lectures and contach teaching) can be attended by Sibelius Academy’s registered violin and viola students, also those studying at Junior Academy or DocMus.

An independent module will be organised both in the autumn and the spring semesters. This module can be attended twice. No more than six students per module.

Methods of completion and assessment
Class attendance and independent practice

 

DANCE

3v62 MEDIEVAL AND RENASSAINCE DANCE (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students

  • know the most important Western medieval and renaissance dance types (e.g. basse danse, ballo, pavane, galliard, branle, almain) and techniques
  • are able to perform the aforementioned dances

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study 
Dance instruction 32 hours

Performances 
Passing requires active participation in teaching and a final performance.

 

3v63 BAROQUE DANCE (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students

  • know the most important Western Baroque court/stage and ball dance types (e.g. bourrée, minuet, gavotte, sarabande, rigaudon) and techniques
  • are able to perform the aforementioned dances

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study 
Dance instruction 32 hours

Performances 
Passing requires active participation in teaching and a final performance.

 

OTHER COMMON STUDIES

3os6 PREPARATORY DOCTORAL PROJECT (6-14 ECTS credits)

Learning outcomes 
Student becomes familiar with the different phases of preparation for a concert.

Assessment 
Two teachers assess on a scale of pass/fail.

Recommended year of study

  • 5.5-year programme:  from the fourth year onward
  • 2.5-year programme: from the first year onward

Preceding courses

  • Bachelor of Music degree
  • 1v6 Thesis
  • Minimum of 6 ECTS credits for the courses 1v23 Supplementary course in music  theory/ composition and/or 1v24 Supplementary studies in Music Theory and Research

Instruction and study           
To be agreed upon with the supervisor and the head of the department

Students will prepare a demanding concert programme or a combination of programmes during one academic year. The programmes can include chamber music or a concerto. The contents of this module are to be agreed upon with the head of the department.

 

23ch6a1 ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (Choral Conducting Option) (4 or 6 ECTS credits, 107 or 160 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students can analyse contemporary music, to use music analysis for producing information and as a means for solving problems, to apply the results of the analysis to their artistic activities, and to use music analysis for creative conceptual interpretation of compositions.

Assessment
Pass/fail

Instruction and study, performances

a) A brief (4 ECTS credits) option: Group teaching and exercises for a maximum of 60 hours

Completion: Class attendance A presentation and completion of the analysis and other exercises

b) An extensive (6 ECTS credits) option: Item a) plus a written analysis

 

3v19 RECORDING (1-4 ECTS credits, 27-107 hrs)

Learning outcomes

  • Students become familiar with the artistic and technical processes involved in recording by producing a recording.
  • The course includes making a recording. Applications to the course can be submitted at specifically announced times.

Assessment
Evaluation by the teacher with a colleague: Pass/Fail.

Instruction and study            
Preparation of the repertoire and completion of the recording 27–107 hours, part of which is guided.

Performances            
One or more recordings with a total duration of approximately 10-60 minutes. The course may be taken several times.

 

3v57 COMPETITION (3-10 ECTS , 80-267 hrs)

Learning outcomes

  • Students learn to put together a repertoire that both develops and supports their strengths. By enrolling in a competition, the student commits to persistent practice. Participation in a competition will accustom the students to work under pressure and to handle public criticism of their work.
  • The students are also expected to be able to assess the different parts of their performance after the competition.

Course description
Repertoire

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Performances            
Participation in a competition
Written report

 

3v68 COMPOSITION FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS (2–5 ECTS credits, 54–134 hours)

This course is a workshop on composition with various contents and working methods as required by the group.  This course can last for one semester (2-3 ECTS credits) or one academic year (3-5 ECTS credits). The students earn credits based on their individual contribution. The course includes music analysis and composition of small-scale works, which the students will also play.
Learning outcomes
The students will

  • acquire basic skills for manual music-writing;
  • acquire basic skills for applying musical elements and imagination in composing.

Method of completion
The course is completed through attendance and completing the assignments.
Teaching and working methods
•    Instruction in small groups up to 56 hrs
•    Individual study for a maximum of 78 hours
Assessment Pass/Fail

 

v25 COMPOSITION (6 ECTS credits in academic year, 160 hrs) (students not specialising in composition)

Course can be completed twice, in which case the aim of the second year of studies is to advance the competence acquired during the first year.

Course contents

  • composition technique exercises according to requirements of students' needs and skills
  • writing small compositions in styles following the students' points of interest
  • studying the special characteristics of interesting performers, for example small instrumental groups, church choirs, children's choirs, amateur orchestras and other similar ensembles
  • sc. music for practical use: theatre music, pedagogical music, pop music etc., discussing the problems and practising practical implementations.
  • Special emphasis put on those areas of music, where students can be expected to work in the future and for which they have a special interest.

Learning outcomes
Students master:

  • basics of composition techniques in various eras and music styles
  • and are able in their compositions to take account the different requirements of performers and uses of music
  • the realisation of the problems in creative work

Assessment
The teacher assesses one composition with a colleague pass/fail.

Instruction and study
Individual instruction 28 hrs

Performances           
Class attendance
Completion of the assigned tasks

 

3oa21 PERFORMANCE PRACTICES OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (3-5 ECTS credits, 81-135 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with special instrumental techniques
  • become familiar with the backgrounds of microtonal and electroacoustic music
  • learn to play from simple graphic scores
  • become familiar with different uses of improvisation in contemporary music
  • become familiar with the characteristics of modern music in writing (optional)

This course can be taken several times and the students can deepen their skills in the fields of their choice.

Assessment
Pass/fail

Instruction and study           
Active participation in playing alone and as a group with other students a maximum of 54 hours
Optional essay writing a maximum of 54 hours

Performances           

  • Course attendance
  • Written essays approved by the teacher

 

3v37 PRODUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (0.5-2 ECTS credits, 14-54 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with, practice and perform a work by a contemporary composer independently
  • participate in a workshop and performance of a work where the student's instrument has a remarkable or demanding role. 

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study 
Rehearsals, performances 3 to 13 hours

Performances 
Attendance at rehearsals and participation in performances

 

3v36 RECITAL PRODUCTION (2-10 ECTS credits, 54-267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the different stages of recital production.
  • prepare one or more concerts in one semester

Assessment
Evaluation by two teachers: Pass/ Fail

Instruction and study 
Concert planning and implementation

Performances 
Performing rehearsed repertoire as a vocalist or a chamber musician

 

3vx147 ELECTIVES (0,5-10 ECTS credits, 14-267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students complement their knowledge and skills by supplementary studies with no confirmed course descriptions. Content, extent, instruction, and study methods, and completion confirmed by the head of department.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

3a1 MUSIC LIFE (2-3 ECTS credits, 54-80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students advance their musical knowledge by studying widely concert and stage music.

Assessment
Evaluated by the teacher appointed by the department head on a scale of pass/fail.

Requirements
Attendance at a minimum of nine events mentioned above, and a brief description of each performance (a minimum of four pages)

 

3v53 ACCOMPANIMENT (SUPERVISED) (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs / pianists, 2 ETCS credits 54 hrs / orchestral instrumentalists, singers)

An exchange student for one semester can take half of the course and obtain half of the credits mentioned above.
Learning outcomes
The students will:
a) be familiar with more extensive repertoires;
b) have advanced his or her ensemble-playing skills;
c) have better instrument techniques with regard to style and genre;
d) have better skills for social and musical interaction;
e) have accelerated his or her sight-reading and learning skills.
Assessment Pass/Fail
Preceding courses
Piano Performance Level B (pianists)
Orchestral instrumentalists and singers, no preceding courses
Chamber music 1
Transferable credits
This course cannot be substituted for previous studies.
Teaching methods
- teaching by the supervisor up to 8 hours
Working methods
During one academic year, the piano student gains experience of the work of a house pianist in a music school by working with a student of an orchestral instrument or voice assigned by the house pianist teacher-in-charge; work takes place during main instrument lessons, rehearsals, examinations and other performances for a total of 30 hours.
During one academic year, the orchestral instrument or singer student gains the experience of the work of a house pianist in a music school by working with a student of an orchestral instrument or voice assigned by the house pianist teacher-in-charge; work takes place during main instrument lessons, rehearsals, examinations and other performances for a total of 30 hours.
- Individual practice 70 hours (pianists)
- Individual practice 16 hours (orchestra instrumentalists, singers)
Assignments and evaluation methods
- Attendance at lessons
- Work described under “Working methods”.
The teacher evaluates the student’s work during the course as a whole.
The course can be repeated several times, but to receive credit, the required number of hours of accompaniment must be met during the same academic year.

 

3v65 INTERPRETING NOTATION AND PERFORMANCE PRACTISES 1750-1850

Interpreting notation and performance practises in the music of 1750s-1800s (Autumn term 1.5 ECTS credits, 40 hrs)
Interpreting notation and performance practises in the music of 1800s-1850s (Spring term 1.5 ECTS credits, 40 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students

  • know the interpretation of the notation of the period (articulation, rhythm, tempo, ornamentation, dynamics, declamation), and the performance practices and their deviations
  • know and have studied literature concerning the period
  • have studied the instruments of the period and through them the performance practices

Assessment
Teacher evaluates according to attendance and exercises: Pass/Fail

Instruction and study 

  • Seminars and reflection in groups for a maximum of 28 hours
  • Seven meetings per academic year 
  • The student may play his or her own instrument and/or the fortepiano.
  • Group size: 10 students maximum

Performances 

  • Active participation in the seminar
  • Completion of the assignments either as short essays or in a discussion.

 

3os6 PREPARATORY DOCTORAL PROJECT (6-14 ECTS credits, 160-374 hrs)

Learning outcomes
In this course, students acquire command of the different stages of recital production.

Assessment
Evaluation by two teachers: Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Studies included in the Bachelor of Music degree 1v6 Thesis, min. 6 credits from 1v23 Supplementary Course in Music Theory / Composition and/or 1v24 Supplementary studies in Music Theory and Research

Instruction and study           
To be agreed upon with the supervisor and the head of the department. Students will prepare a demanding concert programme or a combination of programmes during one academic year. The programmes can include chamber music or a concerto. The contents of this module are to be agreed upon with the head of the department.