Degree requirements / Sibelius Academy: Early music

MAJOR SUBJECT, DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY

3ck-____ INSTRUMENT___ (Bachelor of Music) (26 + 26 + 22, 74 ECTS credits, 1976 hrs)
3cm-____ INSTRUMENT___ (Master of Music) (20 + 20 + 8, 48 ECTS credits, 1282 hrs)
3eck- INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music, exchange students) (3–24 credits, 81-641 hrs)
3ecm- INSTRUMENT (Master of Music, exchange students) (3,5–28 credits, 94-534 hrs)
o3ck- DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY, CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music) (10 ECTS credits)
o3cm- DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY, CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (Master of Music) (20 ECTS credits)
3c3–__ SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3c4–__ SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3v10–__ BAROQUE INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE (9 ECTS credits, 240 hrs)

VOICE

3ca71 INTRODUCTION TO BAROQUE VOCAL MUSIC (1-4 ECTS credits, 27-108 hours)
3c10 BAROQUE VOCAL STUDIO (3 - 8 ECTS credits, 81- 216 hrs)

CHAMBER MUSIC AND ENSEMBLE PLAYING

3ca14c ENSEMBLE PLAYING, LEVEL C (5 + 5 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca14b ENSEMBLE PLAYING, LEVEL B (5 + 5 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca14a ENSEMBLE PLAYING, LEVEL A (3 + 3 + 4, 10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca14cc CONTINUO PLAYING, LEVEL C (harpsichordists)
3ca14bc CONTINUO PLAYING, LEVEL B (harpsichordists)
3ca14ac CONTINUO PLAYING, LEVEL A (harpsichordists)

RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY

3c7 EARLY MUSIC SEMINAR (4-7 ECTS credits, 187 hrs)

SECONDARY STUDIES IN SUPPORT OF MAJOR STUDIES

3v38 INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)
3c8 HISTORY OF EARLY MUSIC (1-3 ECTS credits, 27-80 hours)
mt1v MUSIC THEORY 1 (Early music) (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)
mt2v MUSIC THEORY 2  (Early music) (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

PEDAGOGY

2ip11 INTRODUCTION TO PEDAGOGY (1 ETCS credit, 27 hours)
3ca15bo BAROQUE OBOE PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca16bo BAROQUE OBOE PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca15c HARPSICHORD PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca16c HARPSICHORD PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca15n RECORDER PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca16n RECORDER PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca15u LUTE PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca16u LUTE PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca15t TRAVERSO PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca16t TRAVERSO PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca15g VIOLA DA GAMBA PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca16g VIOLA DA GAMBA PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca15b BAROQUE VIOLIN PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca16b BAROQUE VIOLIN PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca15vc BAROQUE CELLO PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3ca16vc BAROQUE CELLO PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

OTHER STUDIES

3v16 BAROQUE ORCHESTRA (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
3ca3c HARPSICHORD  STRUCTURE AND HISTORY (2 to 6 ECTS credits, 160 hrs)
3c6 INTRODUCTION TO THE AESTHETICS OF EARLY MUSIC (1-4 ECTS credits, 27-107 hrs)
3c5 KNOWLEDGE OF A BAROQUE INSTRUMENT (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
vm4 LARGE BAROQUE ENSEMBLE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 - 80 hrs)
vm5 SMALL BAROQUE ENSEMBLE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 - 80 hrs)
v7 LARGE RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 - 80 hrs)
v8 SMALL RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 - 80 hrs)

 

MAJOR SUBJECT, DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY

3ck-____ INSTRUMENT___ (Bachelor of Music) (26 + 26 + 22, 74 ECTS credits, 1976 hrs)

3ck-1  Harpsichord
3ck-2  Viola da gamba
3ck-3  Recorder
3ck-4  Lute
3ck-5  Traverso
3ck-6  Baroque Oboe
3ck-7  Baroque Trumpet
3ck-8  Baroque Violin
3ck-9  Baroque Viola
3ck-10  Baroque Cello

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • qualify for the Bachelor of Music Level B performance examination
  • obtain a command of the necessary playing technique
  • become familiar with the key styles and interpretations of their instrument
  • agree with the teacher about the annual goals of instrument study

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study

  • Individual instruction for a 56 hours for no more than three academic years
  • Instruction in small groups at discretion
  • Accompaniment max 47 hrs (not harpsichord)

 

3cm-____ INSTRUMENT___ (Master of Music) (20 + 20 + 8, 48 ECTS credits, 1282 hrs)

3cm-1  Harpsichord
3cm-2  Viola da gamba
3cm-3  Recorder
3cm-4  Lute
3cm-5  Traverso
3cm-6  Baroque Oboe
3cm-7  Baroque Trumpet
3cm-8  Baroque Violin
3cm-9  Baroque Viola
3cm-10 Baroque Cello

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • obtain the necessary skills for artistic work
  • qualify for the Master of Music Level A performance examination
  • obtain a command of the necessary playing technique
  • become familiar with the key styles and interpretations of their instrument
  • agree with the teacher about the annual goals of instrument study
  • will qualify for further studies.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study

  • Individual instruction for a 56 hours for no more than three academic years
  • Instruction in small groups at discretion
  • Accompaniment max 53 hrs (not harpsichord

 

3eck- INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music, exchange students) (3–24 credits, 81-641 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • qualify for the Bachelor of Music Level B performance examination
  • obtain a command of the necessary playing technique
  • become familiar with the key styles and interpretations of their instrument
  • agree with the teacher about the annual goals of instrument study

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study          
Individual instruction
Instruction in small groups at discretion
A maximum of 7,5 – 19 hours of accompaniment (excluding  harpsichord)

 

3ecm- INSTRUMENT (Master of Music, exchange students) (3,5–28 credits, 94–534 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • obtain the necessary skills for artistic work
  • qualify for the Master of Music Level A performance examination
  • obtain a command of the necessary playing technique
  • become familiar with the key styles and interpretations of their instrument
  • agree with the teacher about the annual goals of instrument study
  • will qualify for further studies.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study          
Individual instruction
Instruction in small groups at discretion
A maximum of 7,5 – 30 hours of accompaniment (excluding  harpsichord)

 

o3ck- DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY, CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music) (10 ECTS credits)

Content
For the Demonstration of Proficiency, students will demonstrate a command of the major subject and that they have achieved the learning outcomes of their major subject.

Attainments included in the demonstration of proficiency:

  • An artistic Level B performance examination including related repertoire and other requirements
  • A maturity essay in writing:
  • Writing an essay (4 standard pages) related to the field of study on a general examination day or the equivalent.
    • With the maturity essay, students will demonstrate that they have met the objectives set for the degree, courses, and Demonstration of Proficiency, as well as the language skills outlined in Section 6 of the Government Decree on University Degrees (794/2004).

Assessment
The artistic performance examination is assessed by a jury appointed by the dean on a scale of Pass/Fail.
The essay is evaluated by the teacher of the main instrument or another teacher appointed by the department head on a scale of Pass/Fail.

 

o3cm- DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY, CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (Master of Music) (20 ECTS credits)

Content
With the Demonstration of Proficiency, students demonstrate a command of the major subject and that they have achieved the learning outcomes of their major subject.

Attainments included in the demonstration of proficiency:

  • An artistic Level A performance examination, including related repertoire and other requirements.
  • A maturity essay in writing:
    • The text for the programme leaflet must include background information about the works to be played. The text can also include a brief review of cultural history. It must be submitted for assessment in connection with the enrolment for the performance examination. If the student completes the performance examination in two parts, he or she must submit the texts for both concerts in connection with the enrolment for the first performance examination.
    • With the maturity essay, students demonstrate that they have met the objectives set for the degree, courses, and Demonstration of Proficiency, as well as the language skills outlined in section 6 of the Government Decree on University Degrees (794/2004). A student does not have to demonstrate skills in Finnish or in Swedish in the maturity essay for a master's degree if he or she has already demonstrated his or her language skills in a maturity essay in the same language for the bachelor's degree.

Prerequisites
Other studies included in the individual study plan.

Assessment
The artistic performance examination is assessed by a jury appointed by the dean on a scale of 0–5 or Pass/Fail. The essay is evaluated by the teacher of the main instrument, the chair of the performance examination jury, or some other teacher appointed by the department head on a scale of Pass/Fail.

 

3c3–__ SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
It is recommended that the student study the following recommended secondary instrument, based on the student's major instrument:

  • Harpsichord or lute: a melody instrument or vocal music.
  • A melody instrument: especially the harpsichord, but also another polyphonic instrument (organ, guitar, piano).

Students who study a melody instrument or vocal music will:

  • become familiar with the means and control of melodic expression (harpsichord or another polyphonic instrument )
  • learn the basic techniques required to play a polyphonic instrument
  • become familiar with the structures of polyphonic music
  • acquire the skills necessary to provide accompaniment
  • become familiar with the principles of basso continuo

Assessment
The teacher evaluates the student with  one colleague pass / fail

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction up to 14 hours

Performances           
Performance consists of 3 pieces

 

3c4–__ SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
It is recommended that the student study a secondary instrument, based on the student's major instrument:

  • Harpsichord: Organ, secondary instrument
  • A melody instrument: a melody instrument: Some other melody instrument or vocal music as the secondary instrument.

Students who choose the organ will:

  • acquire the skills necessary to play basso continuo and simple obligatos (a melody instrument)
  • acquire skills and knowledge about other instruments or vocal music
  • demonstrate knowledge understanding of the basic techniques and repertoires of other Instruments or vocal music

Assessment
The teacher evaluates the student with one colleague pass / fail

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction up to 14 or 28 hours

Performances           
Performance consists of 3 pieces

 

3v10–__ BAROQUE INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE (9 ECTS credits, 240 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic techniques of a Baroque instrument
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of playing technique
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the expressive means of an instrument
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key styles
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the foundations of ornamentation

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction up to 14 or 28 hours

Performances           
Performance examination: 3 pieces from category 1

 

VOICE

3ca71 INTRODUCTION TO BAROQUE VOCAL MUSIC (1-4 ECTS credits, 27-108 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the key styles of vocal music from the Baroque period 
  • become familiar with the characteristics of performance practices in different styles
  • become familiar with the text-based working methods of Baroque music
  • acquire the skills necessary for working with a Baroque ensemble
  • qualify for further study

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Vocalists: Vocal Music Level C or an equivalent course arranged by the Sibelius Academy
Passive participation (lectures): no prerequisites

Instruction and study
Instruction in a group of a minimum of five students: a maximum of 30 hours
Work in ensembles of 2–5 students: a maximum of 51 hours

Performances           
Course completion requires active participation in instruction (1-2 ECTS credits). The contents of this course may vary as agreed upon with the teacher.
Learning outcomes a – e:
Public performance in the final concerts (1–2 ECTS credits)
2. A learning diary or a summary (1 ECTS credit)

 

3c10 BAROQUE VOCAL STUDIO (3 - 8 ECTS credits, 81- 216 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with one Baroque vocal style and its key performance practices
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key sources of the chosen style
  • be able to work independently with a Baroque ensemble
  • qualify for further study in Baroque voice

Recommended year of completion
M1-2

Assessment
Assessed by the teacher and one colleague on a scale of pass/fail.

Prerequisites
Students who wish to attend actively must have completed the Introduction to Baroque Vocal Music (3 ECTS credits) at Sibelius Academy or have equivalent skills. A proficiency test will be arranged to verify the skills if necessary, or the applicant's previous studies will be checked.

Performances           
Course completion requires active participation in instruction (1 ECTS credit).
Learning outcomes a – c:
A programme which consists of compositions in the chosen style performed in the final concert (2-5 ECTS credits)
2. A written work that demonstrates the student's knowledge of the field; for example an extensive text for a programme leaflet (1 ECTS credit).

 

CHAMBER MUSIC AND ENSEMBLE PLAYING

Courses Ensemble playing C, B, and A include various tasks in chamber music ensembles and orchestras as well as continuo and obligato playing.

 

3ca14c ENSEMBLE PLAYING, LEVEL C (5 + 5 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

3ca14b ENSEMBLE PLAYING, LEVEL B (5 + 5 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

3ca14a ENSEMBLE PLAYING, LEVEL A (3 + 3 + 4, 10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will acquire the skills necessary for ensemble playing in various chamber music ensembles.

Assessment
Evaluation by jury on a scale of pass/fail.

Instruction and study
Guided playing in the student's ensembles up to 30 hours Ensemble playing C
Guided playing in the student's ensembles up to 60 hours Ensemble playing B and A

Method of completion
I Class attendance
II Familiarity with the repertoire and a public performance every year.
III A performance examination on a melody instrument in connection with an examination on the major subject (see the level C, B, and A descriptions of the instrument in question)
IV A performance examination on the lute:
C: two continuo works on the Baroque lute or ensemble works on the Renaissance lute
B: 2-3 pieces representing different styles with a lute continuo, or ensemble exercises on a Renaissance lute (accompaniment from a score)
A: 3-4 Baroque continuo works representing different styles or broken consort playing on the Renaissance lute
V Performance examination on the viola da gamba:
C: 2-3 pieces, including both the monophonic playing of a part and continuo
B: An ensemble work for two or more gambas (or other instruments), a two-part French continuo work, and a composed chamber music work
A:  1–2 broken consort parts in an ensemble, an improvised variation and a demanding French suite or German sonata

 

3ca14cc CONTINUO PLAYING, LEVEL C (harpsichordists)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the basics and key styles of the Baroque basso continuo
  • learn to play from figured bass and to adapt the existing figures to a useful form
  • qualify for Level B continuo studies.

Assessment
Evaluation by jury on a scale of pass/fail

Instruction and study
If necessary: individual instruction for a maximum of 14 hours
Guided playing in the student's ensembles up to 30 hours

Performances           
I Class attendance
II Familiarity with the repertoire and a public performance every academic year.
III Programme performance: 3 works representing different styles

 

3ca14bc CONTINUO PLAYING, LEVEL B (harpsichordists)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become well-acquainted with the different styles of basso continuo, the accompaniment of recitatives, improvisation and orchestral continuo.
  • learn to figure the bass, if necessary, and to sight read figured pieces
  • learn to play organ continuo
  • qualify for Level A continuo studies.

Assessment
Evaluation by jury on a scale of pass/fail

Preceding courses
Continuo Playing, Level C

Instruction and study
If necessary: individual instruction for a maximum of 14 hours
Guided playing in the student's ensembles up to 30 hours

Performances           
III Programme performance: 4 works representing different styles, at least one vocal music piece

 

3ca14ac CONTINUO PLAYING, LEVEL A (harpsichordists)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become well-acquainted with the different styles and roles of basso continuo at the most demanding level
  • become capable of effortless continuo playing a prima vista.
  • gain the skills for the independent compilation and preparation of ensemble concerts.

Assessment
Evaluation by jury on a scale of pass/fail

Preceding courses
Continuo Playing, Level B

Instruction and study
If necessary: individual instruction for a maximum of 14 hours
Guided playing in the student's ensembles up to 30 hours

Performances           
III Programme performance: A concert compiled by the student in which he or she performs with groups. The concert is to last 60 minutes and does not include an intermission.

 

RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY       

3c7 EARLY MUSIC SEMINAR (4-7 ECTS credits, 187 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the basics of academic writing in order to complete brief written summary presentations
  • become familiar with the basics of research
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of seminar practices
  • become familiar with the characteristics of research into early music performance

Assessment
The seminar instructor evaluates: pass / fail

Instruction and study
Seminar work in groups of at least six students up to 56 hours and supervised individual work up to 133 hours. The seminar will next be held in the academic year 2013-2014.

Performances           
Active participation and completion of the assignments
(2 ECTS credit).
Learning outcomes a – d:
Summary of an article agreed upon with the teacher (0.5 ECTS credits)
2. Written work and presentation in the seminar (4 ECTS credits)
3. Serving as an opponent for a peer's seminar work (0.5 ECTS credits)

 

SECONDARY STUDIES IN SUPPORT OF MAJOR STUDIES

See the Composition and Music Theory Programme. Students can also choose courses from other programmes.

 

3v38 INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE (2 ECTS credits, 53 hrs)

Learning outcomes
This study module familiarises the students with the earlier style periods and composition types of Western music. The focus is on the polyphonic music of the Renaissance. Instead of looking for historical and biographical details, the students will try to understand the structures and historic progressions of music from a wider theoretical and cultural perspective. The objective of this study module is to prepare the student for independent repertoire work and to introduce new approaches to the performance of Baroque music.

Assessment
The seminar instructor evaluates: pass/fail

Instruction and study
Lectures and guided practice: 30 hours

Performances            
Participation in the lectures and rehearsals, final examination

 

3c8 HISTORY OF EARLY MUSIC (1-3 ECTS credits, 27-80 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of one of the early periods of Western music (the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, or the Baroque)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key repertoires, sources, and literature of their chosen period.

Assessment
The seminar instructor evaluates: pass/fail

Instruction and study
Individual work upon sources and literature a maximum of81 hours

Performances           
Learning outcomes a – b:
An essay or exam on literature agreed upon with the teacher (1-3 ECTS credits)

 

mt1v MUSIC THEORY 1 (Early music) (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

No tuition in 2013-14

Learning outcomes
Students are capable

  • of analysing harmonic and voice leading structures especially in Renaissance and Baroque music using suitable basic concepts and analysis notes
  • of writing simple tonal texture
  • of writing transcriptions of mensural notations
  • of speaking in popular terms about the Western music notation and score reading practises, acoustic principles, scale types, and tuning systems – while perceiving the historic diversity of music theory philosophies, and basic concepts – and of studying independently popular literature related to these fields
  • of participating in a discourse concerning the aforementioned subjects

After completing the course, students are qualified for further studies in music analysis and music writing.

Recommended time of study
Is suitable for the first theory course for early music students, and as a special course for students in master's phase wanting to study the practises and philosophies of Renaissance and Baroque music.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

mt2v MUSIC THEORY 2  (Early music) (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students are capable

  • of perceiving, analysing and reducing the harmonic and voice-leading structures and score writing methods especially common in the music of 17th and 18th centuries
  • of analysing starting points, styles, and forms of music
  • of writing simple tonal texture of different categories
  • of reading independently score writing literature
  • of participating in a discourse concerning these subjects

After completing the course, students are qualified for further studies in music analysis and music writing.

Recommended time of study
K2

Assessment
0-5. Section 3 will be evaluated by the teacher and a colleague. The final grade is the average of the grades received for section 2 and 3. All parts must be passed within two years.

Prerequisites
Music Theory 1 (Early music)

Instruction and study            
Individual instruction (review sessions): a maximum of 10 hours

Performances           
Musical texture analysis exam
Assignments to be handed in for evaluation

 

PEDAGOGY

 

2ip11 INTRODUCTION TO PEDAGOGY (1 ETCS credit, 27 hours)

Objectives
Students acquire:
- fundamental knowledge of teaching, sectors of teaching and related working methods
- the ability to analyse teaching situations
- an understanding of teaching interactions
Recommended year of completion: First year, spring semester
Evaluation: pass/fail
Teaching methods
- a maximum of 10 hours of lectures
Working methods
- lecture attendance
- observation of teaching (a maximum of 10 hours)
- individual work (7 hours)
Requirements and evaluation methods
- lecture attendance or make-up assignments
- observation of teaching and reports

3ca15bo BAROQUE OBOE PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become familiar with the basic issues related to the teaching of Baroque oboe playing at the beginner's level and to qualify for Baroque Oboe Pedagogy 2."

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to teach the basics of the Baroque oboe (playing, hand and finger positions, breathing and voice production, tongue and finger techniques)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the objectives, methods and contents of instruction
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of repertoires at the beginner's and basic levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of historic methods
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with their pupils
  • learn to plan a lesson and schedule the school year
  • learn to assess the progress of a student and give feedback
  • become familiar with the maintenance of the Baroque oboe and the making of a mouthpiece to suit the student

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Major subject, Level C

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy
Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Group work 16 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Review test/Written presentation
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching sessions
  4. Practice teaching
  5. Teaching demonstration 30 minutes.

 

3ca16bo BAROQUE OBOE PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become deeply knowledgeable concerning the practical questions of the teaching of the Baroque oboe.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basics of the Baroque oboe at a more advanced level
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical methods and trends
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a basic level and a more demanding repertoire
  • be able to coach their pupils to pass course examinations
  • learn to lead ensemble playing
  • learn to guide the student's artistic expression
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with their pupils

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Pedagogy 1 and Level B under preparation.

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Examination
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching and evaluation
  4. Teaching practice lessons
  5. Teaching demonstration 30-45 minutes.

 

3ca15c HARPSICHORD PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
The objective is for students to acquire the skills for teaching harpsichord playing at the beginner's level and to advance to Harpsichord Pedagogy 2.
Students will:

  • become familiar with basics of harpsichord teaching
  • become familiar with the objectives, methods, and contents of teaching
  • become familiar with the repertoires, coaching, and evaluation at the beginner and basic levels
  • become familiar with interaction between teacher and student and with group instruction methods
  • become familiar with lesson and school year planning 
  • monitor teaching at beginner and basic levels of harpsichord and other instruments
  • participate in supervised teacher training

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Harpsichord Performance, Level C

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
group work 16 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Review test/Written presentation
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching sessions
  4. Practice teaching
  5. Teaching demonstration 30 minutes.

 

3ca16c HARPSICHORD PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will acquire the skills necessary for harpsichord teaching at all levels and become familiar with the practical questions related to harpsichord playing as well as pedagogical methods and trends.

Students will:

  • become familiar with teaching methods and evaluation at other than the beginner level
  • become familiar with more demanding repertoires
  • become familiar with coaching for and evaluation of level performances
  • become familiar with continuo and ensemble teaching
  • monitor teaching at C, B, and A levels as well as chamber music teaching and evaluation

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Harpsichord Pedagogy 1

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Class and demonstration attendance
  2. Written work (if not completed in Harpsichord Pedagogy 1)
  3. Teaching demonstration 45 minutes, incl. continuo and ensemble playing

 

3ca15n RECORDER PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become acquainted with the basic issues regarding the teaching of recorder playing, and to obtain the skills necessary to study Recorder Pedagogy 2.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to teach the basics of the recorder (playing, hand and finger positions, breathing and voice production, tongue and finger techniques)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the objectives, methods and contents of instruction
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of repertoires at the beginner's and basic levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the recorder as an artistic and historic instrument
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with their pupils
  • learn to assess the progress of a student and give feedback
  • learn to plan a lesson and schedule the school year

Assessment 
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Recorder Performance Level C

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Group work 16 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Review test/Written presentation
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching sessions
  4. Practice teaching
  5. Teaching demonstration 30 minutes.

 

3ca16n RECORDER PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become familiar with the practical questions related to the recorder and learn to teach the recorder at all levels.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of teaching methods at more advanced levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a basic level and a more demanding repertoire
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of didactic features of different styles in recorder music
  • be able to coach their pupils for and become familiar with the evaluation of level examinations
  • learn to lead ensemble playing
  • learn to guide the student's artistic expression
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with pupils
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical methods and trends

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Recorder Pedagogy 1

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Examination
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching and evaluation
  4. Teaching practice lessons
  5. Teaching demonstration 30-45 minutes.

 

3ca15u LUTE PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become acquainted with the basic issues regarding the teaching of lute playing and to obtain the skills necessary for studying Lute Pedagogy 2.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to teach the basics of lute
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the objectives, methods and contents of instruction
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of repertoires at the beginner's and basic levels
  • learn to plan a lesson and schedule the school year
  • become familiar with the maintenance and tuning of different lutes
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the uses and history of the lute
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with pupils
  • learn to assess the progress of a student and give feedback

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Group work 16 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Review test/Written presentation
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching sessions
  4. Practice teaching
  5. Teaching demonstration 30 minutes.

 

3ca16u LUTE PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is to acquire more knowledge and skills necessary for the teaching of the lute.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basics of the lute at a more advanced level
  • become familiar with teaching methods that are applicable at a more advanced level
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a basic level and a more demanding repertoire
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of didactic features of different styles in lute music
  • learn to lead ensemble playing
  • learn to guide a student's artistic expression

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Examination
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching and evaluation
  4. Teaching practice lessons
  5. Teaching demonstration 30-45 minutes.

 

3ca15t TRAVERSO PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become acquainted with the basic issues regarding the teaching of traverso playing and to obtain the skills necessary for studying Traverso Pedagogy 2.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to teach the basics of the traverso (playing, hand and finger positions, breathing and voice production, tongue and finger techniques)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the objectives, methods and contents of instruction
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of repertoires at the beginner's and basic levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the traverso as a historic instrument
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with pupils
  • learn to plan a lesson and schedule the school year
  • learn to assess the progress of a student and give feedback

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Traverso Performance Level C or an equivalent course arranged by the Sibelius Academy

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Group work 16 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Review test/Written presentation
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching sessions
  4. Practice teaching
  5. Teaching demonstration 30 minutes.

 

3ca16t TRAVERSO PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become well versed in the practical questions of traverso playing, pedagogical methods, the development of the traverso and different types of instruments, and to qualify for traverso teaching at all levels.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basics of the traverso at a more advanced level
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical methods and trends
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a basic level and a more demanding repertoire
  • be able to coach pupils for and become familiar with the evaluation of level examinations
  • learn to lead ensemble playing
  • learn to guide the student's artistic expression
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with pupils
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basics of the classical flute (with 4-8 openings) and flute schools

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Traverso Pedagogy 1
Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Examination
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching and evaluation
  4. Teaching practice lessons
  5. Teaching demonstration 30-45 minutes.

 

3ca15g VIOLA DA GAMBA PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become acquainted with the basic issues regarding the teaching of viola da gamba playing and to obtain the skills necessary for studying Viola da Gamba Pedagogy 2.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to teach the basics of viola da gamba techniques (bowing, posture, tuning)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the objectives, methods and contents of instruction
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of repertoires at the beginner's and basic levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the viola da gamba as a historic instrument
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with pupils
  • learn to assess and support the progress of a student and give feedback
  • learn to plan a lesson and schedule the school year

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Gamba Performance, Level C

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
group work 16 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Review test/Written presentation
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching sessions
  4. Practice teaching
  5. Teaching demonstration 30 minutes.

 

3ca16g VIOLA DA GAMBA PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become well versed in the practical questions of viola da gamba playing, pedagogical methods, the developments of the viola da gamba and different types of instruments, and to learn to teach viola da gamba at all levels.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basics of viola da gamba playing at all levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical methods and trends
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a basic level and a more demanding repertoire
  • be able to coach pupils and evaluate course examinations
  • acquire the skills necessary for ensemble instruction
  • learn to guide the student's artistic expression
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with their pupils

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Viola da gamba Pedagogy 1

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Examination
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching and evaluation
  4. Teaching practice lessons
  5. Teaching demonstration 30-45 minutes.

 

3ca15b BAROQUE VIOLIN PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is to become familiar with the history of the Baroque violin, basic questions related to beginner-level teaching, and to qualify for Baroque Violin Pedagogy 2.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to teach the basics of Baroque violin techniques (bowing, posture, tuning)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the objectives, methods and contents of instruction
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of repertoires at the beginner's and basic levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the violin as a historic instrument
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with pupils
  • learn to assess and support the progress of a student and give feedback
  • learn to plan a lesson and schedule the school year

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Baroque violin performance, level C

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Group work 16 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Review test/Written presentation
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching sessions
  4. Practice teaching
  5. Teaching demonstration 30 minutes.

 

3ca16b BAROQUE VIOLIN PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become well versed in practical questions of Baroque violin playing, pedagogical methods, the developments of the violin, and to learn to teach Baroque violin at all levels.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basics of Baroque violin playing at all levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical methods and trends
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a basic level and a more demanding repertoire
  • be able to coach pupils and evaluate course examinations
  • acquire the skills necessary for ensemble instruction
  • learn to guide the student's artistic expression
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with their pupils

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Baroque violin pedagogy 1

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15hours

Performances           

  1. Examination
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching and evaluation
  4. Teaching practice lessons
  5. Teaching demonstration 30-45 minutes.

 

3ca15vc BAROQUE CELLO PEDAGOGY 1 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is to become familiar with the history of the Baroque cello, the basic questions related to beginner-level teaching, and to qualify for Baroque Cello Pedagogy 2.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to teach the basics of Baroque cello techniques (bowing, posture, tuning)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the objectives, methods and contents of instruction
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of repertoires at the beginner's and basic levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cello as a historic instrument
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with pupils
  • learn to assess and support the progress of a student and give feedback
  • learn to plan a lesson and schedule the school year

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Baroque Cello Performance, Level C

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Group work 16 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Review test/Written presentation
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching sessions
  4. Practice teaching
  5. Teaching demonstration 30 minutes.

 

3ca16vc BAROQUE CELLO PEDAGOGY 2 (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The objective is for students to become well versed in the practical questions related to Baroque cello playing, pedagogical methods, the developments of the cello, and to learn to teach Baroque cello at all levels.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basics of Baroque cello playing at all levels
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical methods and trends
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a basic level and a more demanding repertoire
  • be able to coach pupils and evaluate course examinations
  • acquire the skills necessary for ensemble instruction
  • learn to guide the student's artistic expression
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with their pupils

Assessment
The teacher evaluates practice lessons on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of two colleagues evaluate the demonstration lecture on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Baroque Cello Pedagogy 1

Instruction and study
Lectures, demonstrations and group work up to 30 hours
Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours

Performances           

  1. Examination
  2. Participation in group work
  3. Observation of teaching and evaluation
  4. Teaching practice lessons
  5. Teaching demonstration 30-45 minutes.

 

OTHER STUDIES

3v16 BAROQUE ORCHESTRA (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the working methods of a Baroque orchestra
  • acquire the basic skills necessary for Baroque orchestra work
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of orchestral music from the Baroque period 

Assessment
Evaluation by the conductor: pass/fail

Instruction and study
Participation in the orchestra

Performances           
Performances as a member of the orchestra

 

3ca3c HARPSICHORD STRUCTURE and HISTORY (2 to 6 ECTS credits, 54 to 160 hrs)

This course is directed at harpsichord or baroque instrument students. Others are welcome as well.
Objectives
Students acquire:
- knowledge of the harpsichord’s structure and history as well as tuning theory and practice
- necessary skills to manage tuning systems required by different genres
- maintenance skills
Evaluation:Teacher evaluates on a pass/fail basis
Teaching and working methods
Lectures and instructed practice (a maximum of 60 hours)
Requirements
Lecture and practice attendance, review test or corresponding examination based on literature

3c6 INTRODUCTION TO THE AESTHETICS OF EARLY MUSIC (1-4 ECTS credits, 27-107 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the history of early music performance from the 18th century onwards
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key areas and concepts of early music performance related to, for example, the rhetoric of the Baroque
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key sources and literature of early music
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the discourse about historical early music performance practices and current early music performance practices
  • recognize the performer's viewpoint in the research of historic performance practices and early music performance

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study
Lectures, music listening, group work in a group of a minimum of eight students: a maximum of 24 hours
Familiarity with the sources and literature; an essay based on the sources and literature: a maximum of 83 hours

Performances           
Active participation and completion of the assignments (1 ECTS credit).
Learning outcomes a – e:
Reflection papers on topics agreed upon with the teacher (1–3 ECTS credits)

 

3c5 KNOWLEDGE OF A BAROQUE INSTRUMENT (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

This course is intended for Baroque instrument majors.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the history of their instrument
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of current instrument construction
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of instrument maintenance
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the literature related to their instrument

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study
Lectures and supervised training up to 30 hours

Performances           
Participation in the lectures and rehearsals, a review test, or a literature examination.

 

vm4 LARGE BAROQUE ENSEMBLE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 - 80 hrs)

A large Baroque ensemble with strings, harpsichord, wind instruments, and, possibly, solo vocalists.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the stylistic features of chamber music from the Baroque period 
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the working methods of, for example, a concerto, suite, or a cantata
  • learn to act as an independent member of a large ensemble.

Assessment
The teacher evaluates the student with a colleague: pass/fail.

Instruction and study
Rehearsals 27-80 hours, up to 30 hours of which are guided

Performances           
Class attendance
Performance

 

vm5 SMALL BAROQUE ENSEMBLE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 - 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the basics of small ensemble work (for example, trio sonata setups)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of Baroque chamber music

Assessment
The teacher evaluates the student with a colleague: pass/fail.

Instruction and study
Rehearsals 27-80 hours, up to 30 hours of which are guided

Performances           
Class attendance
Performance

 

v7 LARGE RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 - 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the stylistic features of chamber music from the Baroque period 
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of concort work (for example, broken, recorder, or viola da gamba concort)
  • learn to act as an independent member of a Renaissance ensemble.

Assessment
The teacher evaluates the student with a colleague: pass/fail.

Instruction and study
Rehearsals 27-80 hours, up to 30 hours of which are guided

Performances           
Class attendance
Performance

 

v8 SMALL RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 - 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with small ensemble work (for example, voice, viola da gamba, lute, recorder)
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of Renaissance music

Assessment
Evaluated by the teacher with a colleague on a scale of pass/fail

Instruction and study
Rehearsals 27-80 hours, up to 30 hours of which are guided

Performances           
Class attendance
Performance