Degree requirements / Sibelius Academy: Orchestral instruments

MAJOR SUBJECT

3ok- ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music) (26 + 26 + 22, 74 ECTS credits, 1976 hrs)
3om- ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT (Master of Music) (28 + 28 + 12, 68 ECTS credits; 1816 hrs)
3eok- ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music), exchange student (3-24 ECTS credits, 81-641 hrs)
3eom- ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT (Master of Music), exchange student (3.5-28 ECTS credits, 94-748 hrs)
o3ok- DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY, CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music) (10 ECTS credits)
o3om- DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY, CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (Master of Music) (20 ECTS credits)
o3om1- DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY, CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT ( Master of Music), Chamber Music orientated (20 ECTS credits)

ORCHESTRAL TRAINING

3oa14k ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE (Bachelor of Music) (in total, a minimum of 18 ECTS credits, 481 hours, (1.5–6 ECTS credits per year in attendance, in a manner regulated by the dean)
3oa14m ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE (Master of Music) (in total, a minimum of 8 ECTS credits, 214 hours, 1.5–8 ECTS credits in attendance, in a manner regulated by the dean)
3op3 ORCHESTRAL LITERATURE FOR WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
3op1 c + b + a ORCHESTRAL LITERATURE FOR BRASS INSTRUMENTS (6 ECTS credits, 160 hours) (C and B workshops à 1.5 ECTS credits, "A" workshop: 1.5+1.5 ECTS credits)
3ov93 TRAINING FOR ACTING AS THE PRINCIPAL OF STRINGS / PLAYING PARTS (1-5 ECTS credits, 27-134 hrs)
3v32 AUDITION TRAINING (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)
3ov92 TRAINING FOR ACTING AS THE LEADER OF STRINGS (1-5 ECTS credits, 27-134 hrs)
3v40 COORDINATION OF AN ORCHESTRA SECTION (1.5–3 ECTS credits, 40–80 hrs)
3oa4 SIGHT-READING AND ORCHESTRAL LITERATURE (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)
3ov7 WIND ORCHESTRA (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
3op4 INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
3v51 EXAMINATION ORCHESTRA/CHOIR (0.5-2 ECTS credits, 13-54 hrs)
3v39 OPTIONAL ORCHESTRA (1.5–10 ECTS credits, 40–267 hrs)
2a1 ENSEMBLE PLAYING (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
3op10 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT  1 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)
3op11 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 1 (7 ECTS credits, 187 hours)
3op12 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 2 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)
3op13 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 2 (7 ECTS credits, 187 hours)
3op19 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 3 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)
3op20 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 3 (7 ECTS credits, 187 hours)
3op16 A BRASS INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 1 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)
3op17 A BRASS INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 2 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)
3op 21 A BRASS INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 3 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

PEDAGOGY

2ip11 INTRODUCTION TO PEDAGOGY (1 ETCS CREDIT, 27 HOURS)
3oa18–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 1 / WIND INSTRUMENTS (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3oa16–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 2 / WIND INSTRUMENTS (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3oa18–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 1/PERCUSSION AND HARP (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3oa16–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 2 / PERCUSSION AND HARP (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3oa18–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 1 / STRING INSTRUMENTS (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
3oa16–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS
3ov5 ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING FOR WIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORS (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

OTHER STUDIES

3op7 OBOE/BASSOON REED MAKING 1 (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)
3op8 OBOE/BASSOON REED MAKING 2 (2 ECTS credits, 53 hours)
3op9 OBOE/BASSOON REED MAKING 3 (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)
3c11 PERIOD INSTRUMENT 1 / SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

3c12 PERIOD INSTRUMENT 2 / SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)
3ov15 INTENSIVE IMPROVISATION FOR STRING INSTRUMENTALISTS (1 ECTS credit, 27 hours)

 

MAJOR SUBJECT

3ok- ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music) (26 + 26 + 22, 74 ECTS credits, 1976 hrs)

3ok-1 Flute
3ok-2 Oboe
3ok-3 Clarinet
3ok-4 Bassoon
3ok-5 Saxophone
3ok-6 French horn
3ok-7 Trumpet
3ok-8 Trombone
3ok-16 Euphonium
3ok-9 Tuba
3ok-10 Percussion
3ok-11 Harp
3ok-12 Violin
3ok-13 Viola
3ok-14 Cello
3ok-15 Double bass

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
  • come to an agreement with the teacher about the annual goals of instrument study

The studies include a graded performance every year. Violin: if it is decided so.

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

 

3om- ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT (Master of Music) (28 + 28 + 12, 68 ECTS credits; 1816 hrs)

3om-1  Flute
3om-2   Oboe
3om-3   Clarinet
3om-4   Bassoon
3om-5   Saxophone
3om-6   French horn
3om-7   Trumpet
3om-8   Trombone
3om-16  Euphonium
3om-9   Tuba
3om-10  Percussion
3om-11  Harp
3om-12  Violin
3om-13  Viola
3om-14  Cello
3om-15  Double bass

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • obtain the necessary skills to perform 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
  • come to an agreement with the teacher about the annual goals of instrument study
  • This course will qualify the student for further studies.

The studies include a graded performance every year.

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
  • Performance in every academic term. Violin: if it is decided so.

 

3eok- ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT (Bachelor of Music), exchange student (3-24 ECTS 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
  • come to an agreement with the teacher about the annual goals of instrument study

This course includes a graded performance every semester

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

3eom- ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT (Master of Music), exchange student (3.5-28 ECTS credits, 94-748 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • obtain the necessary skills to perform 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
  • come to an agreement with the teacher about the annual goals of instrument study
  • This course will qualify the student for further studies.

These studies include a graded performance every semester.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

o3ok- 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 0–5 or 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.

 

o3om- 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.

 

o3om1- DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY, CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (Master of Music), Chamber Music orientated (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 orchestral instrument as the main instrument: instead of  Level A performance examination Demonstration of Proficiency can be chamber music-oriented, artistic performance examination with the following requirements:
  • Two concerts: one more informal with emphasis on the student's instrument, the other a chamber music concert. The programmes for both concerts and the repertoire must be approved by the Professor of Chamber Music. The two concerts must be given within six months.
  • 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.

 

ORCHESTRAL TRAINING

3oa14k ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE (Bachelor of Music) (in total, a minimum of 18 ECTS credits, 481 hours, (1.5–6 ECTS credits per year in attendance, in a manner regulated by the dean)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become extensively acquainted with orchestra work
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main periods of orchestral music
  • become prepared to work in an orchestra as a professional musician.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Rehearsals and public performances as defined by the dean

Performances            
Regular attendance at the rehearsals and public performances

 

3oa14m ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE (Master of Music) (in total, a minimum of 8 ECTS credits, 214 hours, 1.5–8 ECTS credits in attendance, in a manner regulated by the dean)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become extensively acquainted with orchestra work
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main periods of orchestral music
  • become prepared to work in an orchestra as a professional musician.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Rehearsals and public performances as defined by the dean

Performances            
Regular attendance at the rehearsals and public performances

 

3op3 ORCHESTRAL LITERATURE FOR WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Objective
To become familiar with orchestral literature relevant to woodwind instruments, different style periods, and the intonation-related problems of woodwind instruments. Assessment Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Level C

Transferable credits
At the discretion of the teachers of the given instrument, extensive experience in working with a professional orchestra may be substituted for the course.

Instruction and study

  • Rehearsals 50 hours
  • Performances           
  • Attendance at rehearsals

 

3op1 c + b + a ORCHESTRAL LITERATURE FOR BRASS INSTRUMENTS (6 ECTS credits, 160 hours) (C and B workshops à 1.5 ECTS credits, "A" workshop: 1.5+1.5 ECTS credits)

Objective
To familiarise the student with the most important works of orchestral literature and their specific problems with respect to the brass sections. Significant and demanding passages of orchestral literature are rehearsed during the course.
The course familiarises the student with the compositions; offers help in technical difficulties; provides  intonation and balancing skills, as well as a knowledge of different styles, with the goal of creating a cohesive brass instrument culture.
The course aims at providing a better understanding of the use of the brass instruments and of the change in the sound of an orchestra over the last 200 years.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Major subject, Level C

Transferable credits
On a case-by-case basis, the credits for Periods C, B and A may be approved in full or in part.
At the discretion of the teachers of the instrument, extensive experience in working with a professional orchestra may be substituted for the course.

Instruction and study
The module has four phases: denoted by letters C, B, and A.The A phase is divided in two: in the first phase, the student will play the less demanding parts and, in the second phase, he or she will play the more demanding parts. The letter also roughly indicates the course level at which the student is expected to be at the time when he/she is participating in the period. Participation in B requires that C is completed; participation in the more demanding parts of A requires that B is completed. (With changing programmes and parts, It is always possible, even recommended to review the module). The periods are arranged once a year, at the beginning of the spring semester. The workshop includes approximately 32 hours, half of which are lectures in conjunction with rehearsals. Each work session lasts for 2–3 hours. Students are encouraged to practise the most difficult parts in advance, especially in B and A phases.

Lectures and practice: 128 hours

Performances           
Attendance at rehearsals

 

3ov93 TRAINING FOR ACTING AS THE PRINCIPAL OF STRINGS / PLAYING PARTS (1-5 ECTS credits, 27-134 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to act as the leader/concert master/principal in an orchestra
  • become familiar with the basic factors that affect ensemble playing
  • acquire the skills necessary for solving problems in ensemble playing
  • acquire the skills necessary for solo tasks in different styles

The objective is for the students to become familiar with the tasks of the principal and the section player in the strings section, to facilitate the shift to working life and to learn through one's own work to carry out conducting tasks and to take responsibility for the group. This module concentrates on essential orchestral repertoire. An audition is arranged for the students planning to take this course.. which can be counted as optional studies.

Content
Attendance at the introduction and the audition (1 ECTS credit)
Acting as a principal in a professional orchestra (2 ECTS credits per workshop)

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Recommended year of study
5 and a half year programme: Second academic year onwards
2 and a half year programme: First academic year onwards

Instruction and study
Lectures; playing and bowing tasks
Acting as the principal of strings in the Sibelius Academy orchestra
Contact tuition 25 hours
Performances           
Class attendance

 

3v32 AUDITION TRAINING (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)

Audition training is available for the following instruments:
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, corno, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and tuba, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello, and  double bass.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the audition practices for professional orchestras
  • become familiar with the repertoires used at auditions

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Instruction for small groups, individual work, mental coaching and an audition

Performances           
Class attendance and audition

 

3ov92 TRAINING FOR ACTING AS THE LEADER OF STRINGS (1-5 ECTS credits, 27-134 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to act as the leader/concert master/principal in an orchestra
  • become familiar with the basic factors that affect ensemble playing
  • acquire the skills necessary for solving problems in ensemble playing
  • acquire the skills necessary for solo tasks in different styles

The objective is for the students to become familiar with the tasks of the concert master, to facilitate the shift to working life and to learn through one's own work to carry out conducting tasks and to take responsibility for the group. An audition is arranged for the students planning to take this course, which can be counted as optional studies. This course is arranged approximately every third year.

Content
Attendance at the introduction and the audition (1 ECTS credit)
Acting as a concert master or second concert master during an orchestra workshop (1 ECTS credit per workshop)

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Recommended year of study
5 and a half year programme: Second academic year onwards
2 and a half year programme: First academic year onwards

 

3v40 COORDINATION OF AN ORCHESTRA SECTION (1.5–3 ECTS credits, 40–80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will learn to act as the contact person of their section.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

3oa4 SIGHT-READING AND ORCHESTRAL LITERATURE (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • develop their notation perception skills
  • become familiar with central orchestral literature and the technical problems of orchestral music representing different styles
  • develop their professional skills for orchestra work

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Rehearsals 32 hours

Performances           
Attendance at rehearsals

This course can be credited under optional studies. The study module can be repeated several times.

 

3ov7 WIND ORCHESTRA (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Playing in the Sibelius Academy's wind orchestra is worth 3 ECTS for every academic year.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

3op4 INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Section playing is available for the following instruments:
corno, trumpet, trombone, all brass instruments together, all woodwind instruments together, and all winds together.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • be familiar with the key works of orchestral literature for their instruments
  • be familiar with the performance practices of different works and styles
  • be familiar with the effect of their contribution to the harmonies
  • be able to assess the balance of the orchestra when playing.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study
Section playing in an appropriate group for a certain work: 28 hours
Independent practice and listening

Methods of completion and assessment
Learning outcomes
Level performances B and A include section playing, which is assessed in connection with the performance.

 

3v51 EXAMINATION ORCHESTRA/CHOIR (0.5-2 ECTS credits, 13-54 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will become familiar with one or more orchestral works with accompaniment

Assessment
Pass/fail

 

3v39 OPTIONAL ORCHESTRA (1.5–10 ECTS credits, 40–267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will become familiar with

  • orchestral playing
  • different style periods of orchestral music

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

2a1 ENSEMBLE PLAYING (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will become familiar with orchestra work and learn to adapt to ensemble playing.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

3op10 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT  1 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Piccolo
E-flat clarinet
Bass clarinet
Learning outcomes
Students
- will become familiar with the basic instrument techniques
- will learn to distinguish the technical aspects that differ from his or her main instrument
- will become familiar with the key orchestral roles and the key audition repertoires for the instrument
- will qualify for A Woodwind Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 2
Assessment: pass/fail
Recommended years of completion: Second year of bachelor-level studies
Instruction and study

Individual instruction a maximum of 20 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Class attendance.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

3op11 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 1 (7 ECTS credits, 187 hours)

English horn and oboe d'amore
Contrabassoon
Learning outcomes
Students
- will become familiar with the basic instrument techniques
- will learn to distinguish the technical aspects that differ from his or her main instrument
- will become familiar with the key orchestral roles and the key audition repertoires for the instrument
- will learn to make reeds
- will qualify for A Woodwind Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 2
Assessment: pass/fail
Recommended years of completion: Second year of bachelor-level studies
Instruction and study

Individual instruction, a maximum of 20 hours
Instruction in reed making: 8 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Class attendance.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

3op12 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 2 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Piccolo
E-flat clarinet
Bass clarinet
Learning outcomes
Students
- will acquire basic instrumental skills for ensemble playing
- will become familiar with the key audition repertoires for the instrument
- will become familiar with solo and chamber music repertoires
Assessment: pass/fail
Recommended years of completion: Third year of bachelor-level studies
Preceding courses

A Woodwind Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 1
Instruction and study
Individual instruction a maximum of 20 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Performance examination with a duration of approximately 20 minutes. The programme will include key audition repertoires and possibly solo and chamber music works. For the piccolo, this performance examination will substitute for the piccolo part in the Flute B level performance.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague
 

3op13 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 2 (7 ECTS credits, 187 hours)

English horn and oboe d'amore
Contrabassoon
Learning outcomes
Students
- will acquire basic instrumental skills for ensemble playing
- will become familiar with the key audition repertoires for the instrument
- will become familiar with solo and chamber music repertoires
- will practise reed making
Assessment: pass/fail
Recommended years of completion: Third year of bachelor-level studies
Preceding courses

A Woodwind Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 1
Instruction and study
Individual instruction, a maximum of 20 hours
Instruction in reed making: 8 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Performance examination with a duration of approximately 20 minutes.  The programme will include key audition repertoires and possibly solo and chamber music works. For the contrabassoon, this performance examination will substitute for the contrabassoon part in the Bassoon B level performance.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

3op19 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 3 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Piccolo
E-flat clarinet
Bass clarinet
Learning outcomes
Students
- will acquire basic instrumental skills for professional ensemble playing
- will become familiar with the key audition repertoires for the instrument in professional ensembles
- will practise solo and chamber music repertoires
- will acquire expert skills in the instrument, in addition to their main instrument
Assessment: pass/fail
Recommended years of completion: First year of master-level studies
Preceding courses

A Woodwind Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 2
Instruction and study
Individual instruction a maximum of 20 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Performance examination with a duration of approximately 30 minutes 
The programme will include key audition repertoires and possibly solo and chamber music works.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Performance examination with a duration of approximately 30 minutes 
The programme will include key audition repertoires and possibly solo and chamber music works.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

3op 20 A WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 3 (7 ECTS credits, 187 hours)

English horn and oboe d'amore
Contrabassoon
Learning outcomes
Students
- will acquire basic instrumental skills for professional ensemble playing
- will become familiar with the key audition repertoires for the instrument in professional ensembles
- will practise solo and chamber music repertoires
- will practise reed making
- will acquire expert skills in the instrument, in addition to the main instrument
Assessment: pass/fail
Recommended years of completion: First year of master-level studies
Preceding courses

A Woodwind Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 1
Instruction and study
Individual instruction a maximum of 20 hours
Instruction in reed making: 8 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Performance examination with a duration of approximately 30 minutes. 
The programme will include key audition repertoires and possibly solo and chamber music works.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

3op16 A BRASS INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 1 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

(The student's main instrument is in brackets)
Bass trombone (trombone, tuba)
Euphonium (trombone, tuba)
Trombone (bass trombone, euphonium)
Other combinations are possible.
Learning outcomes
Students
- will become familiar with the basic instrument techniques
- will learn to distinguish the technical aspects that differ from his or her main instrument
- will become familiar with the key orchestral roles and the key audition repertoires for the instrument
- will qualify for A Brass Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 2
Assessment: pass/fail
Recommended years of completion: Second year of bachelor-level studies
Instruction and study

Individual instruction a maximum of 20 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Class attendance.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

3op17 A BRASS INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 2 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students
- will acquire basic instrumental skills for ensemble playing
- will become familiar with the key audition repertoires for the instrument
- will become familiar with solo and chamber music repertoires
Recommended years of completion: Third year of bachelor-level studies
Assessment: pass/fail
Preceding courses
A Brass Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 1
Instruction and study
Individual instruction a maximum of 20 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Performance examination with a duration of approximately 20 minutes.
The programme will include key audition repertoires and possibly solo and chamber music works.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

3op 21 A BRASS INSTRUMENTALIST'S SECONDARY INSTRUMENT 3 (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students
- will acquire basic instrumental skills for professional ensemble playing
- will become familiar with the key audition repertoires for the instrument in professional ensembles
- will practise solo and chamber music repertoires
- will acquire expert skills in the instrument, in addition to the main instrument
Assessment: pass/fail
Recommended years of completion: First year of master-level studies
Preceding courses

A Brass Instrumentalist's Secondary Instrument 2
Instruction and study
Individual instruction a maximum of 20 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Performance examination with a duration of approximately 30 minutes. 
The programme will include key audition repertoires and possibly solo and chamber music works.
Evaluation by the teacher and a colleague

 

PEDAGOGY

 

2ip11 INTRODUCTION TO PEDAGOGY (1 ECTS 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

3oa18–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 1 / WIND INSTRUMENTS (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • acquire the skills necessary for teaching wind instruments at the beginner's level and for amateur and professional purposes
  • become familiar with the basic-level teaching materials for wind instruments
  • acquire the skills necessary for teaching basic wind instrument techniques and become familiar with various methods of teaching
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with their pupils
  • acquire the skills necessary for guiding a beginner's artistic expression
  • acquire the skills necessary for the planning of instruction
  • learn to assess the progress of a student and give feedback
  • learn to plan, prepare for, and assess wind instrument performances at the basic level and to present the grounds for assessment
  • learn to justify their choices and decisions in teaching
  • adopt the identity of a teacher
  • qualify for Pedagogy of Orchestral Instruments 2

Assessment
The teacher evaluates the teaching demonstration on a pass/fail basis.

Preceding courses
Main instrument, Level C or equivalent, or Main Instrument.

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy.

Transferable credits
Pedagogy I completed at a university or other institute of higher education can be substituted for requirement III in full or for half of requirement II. In this case, the grade for the practice teaching lessons is the grade given by the university or other institute of higher education, adapted to a scale of  pass/fail.

Instruction and study

  • Lectures, demonstrations and guided group work up to 60 hours (this includes the Wind Instrument Pedagogy 1 lecture series).
  • Pedagogical portfolio
  • Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation: 20 hours
  • Lectures two hours (structure and maintenance of an orchestral instrument )

Performances           

  • Observation card of teaching and evaluation 
  • Training lessons, assessment by the supervisor on a scale of pass/fail 
  • Participation in group work (pass/fail)
  • A learning diary (pass/fail)
  • Teaching demonstration (teaching and planning skills, familiarity with teaching methods and materials, feedback skills, and interactive skills are assessed on a scale of pass/fail).

 

3oa16–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 2 / WIND INSTRUMENTS (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • understand pedagogy extensively and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the special character of instrument teaching from the psychological and physical angles
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various methods of instrument teaching
  • develop their skills in instrument teaching
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the general outline of the development of the student's motor skills
  • assess teaching and level performances and justify the assessment
  • become familiar with the psychology of learning at different ages
  • become familiar with different body control techniques and the ergonomics of instrument teaching
  • become familiar with mental training and questions of motivation and self-esteem
  • become familiar with the work of a teacher at a music institute and with the position of a teacher in the administration of music schools
  • become familiar with group instruction 
  • acquire the skills for uncomplicated interaction with students at different levels and ages
  • acquire the skills and knowledge for professional development 
  • qualify for Pedagogy of Orchestral Instruments 3

Assessment
By the supervisor (also the teaching demonstration) on a scale of pass/fail.

Preceding courses
Level B under preparation
Pedagogy of orchestral instruments 1

Transferable credits
Pedagogy 2, when completed at an institute of higher education, replaces Requirement III, half of Requirement II and part of Requirement V. The previously achieved grade will be transferred to a scale of pass/fail and form the grade for the practice lessons.

Instruction and study

  • Lectures, demonstrations and guided group work up to 65 hours (including 12 lectures from the lecture series on general pedagogy)
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation: 20 hours
  • Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
  • Chamber music instruction, 3 hours with teacher

Performances           

  • Class attendance (pass / fail), attendance diary
  • An observation chart (incl. observation of teaching and evaluation)
  • Training lessons, assessment by the supervisor on a scale of 0–5 
  • Participation in group work (pass/fail)
  • A learning diary (pass/fail)
  • Teaching demonstration (teaching and planning skills, familiarity with teaching methods and materials, feedback skills, and interactive skills are assessed on a scale of 0–5).

 

3oa18–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 1/PERCUSSION AND HARP (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • acquire the skills necessary for teaching basic instrument techniques at the beginner's and basic levels
  • become familiar with ergonomic characteristics of their instrument
  • become familiar with repertoires at the beginner and basic levels and learn to assess the applicability of teaching material
  • learn to prepare their pupils for level performances at the basic level and to assess them constructively
  • learn to support the development of the student's creative expression at beginner's and basic-level teaching
  • acquire the skills for flexible interaction with the pupils and learn to guide the pupils during practice
  • acquire the skill necessary for the planning if instruction from the pupil's point of view
  • acquire the skills necessary for independent teaching
  • acquire the skills necessary for ensemble instruction at the beginner's level
  • learn to present their instrument comprehensively to different target groups
  • become familiar with the structure and maintenance of their instrument
  • qualify for Pedagogy of Orchestral Instruments 2

Assessment
On a scale of pass/fail. The review test is evaluated by the lecturing teacher, the practice teaching lessons by the supervising teacher, and the teaching demonstration by at least two colleagues.

Preceding courses

2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Main Instrument Level C or the equivalent, or Main Instrument.

Transferable credits
Pedagogy I completed at a university or other institute of higher education can be substituted for requirements II–IV. In this case, the grade for the practice teaching lessons is the grade given by the university or other institute of higher education, adapted to a scale of  0–5.

Instruction and study

  • Lectures, demonstrations and guided group work up to 60 hours
  • Pedagogical portfolio
  • Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation: 15 hours
  • Lectures two hours (structure and maintenance of an orchestral instrument )

Performances           

  • Class attendance (pass / fail), attendance diary
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation
  • Teaching practice lessons
  • Portfolio (pass/fail)
  • Teaching demonstration

 

3oa16–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 2 / PERCUSSION AND HARP (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • develop their earlier skills with more advanced pupils
  • acquire the command of teaching methods for more advanced students
  • know how to teach both amateur and professionally-oriented pupils
  • learn to assess the progress of a student
  • become familiar with repertoires for their instrument at the music school Level I
  • learn to prepare their pupils for and plan level performances up to Level I and to assess them constructively
  • become familiar with ensemble material and learn to instruct groups at different levels
  • learn to know how to promote the pupil's expressive ability, creativity, and the development of his/her performance skills
  • be able to interact naturally with pupils at different levels and of different ages and backgrounds
  • become familiar with age-related issues
  • understand and identify psychological factors in the learning process
  • qualify for Pedagogy 3

Assessment
On a scale of pass/fail. The review test is evaluated by the lecturing teacher, the practice teaching lessons by the supervising teacher, and the teaching demonstration by at least two colleagues.

Preceding courses
Pedagogy 1 and Level B under preparation.

Transferable credits
Pedagogy II completed at a university or other institute of higher education can be substituted for requirements II–IV. In this case, the grade for the practice teaching lessons is the grade given by the university or other institute of higher education, adapted to a scale of 0–5.

Instruction and study

  • Lectures, demonstrations and guided group work up to 60 hours
  • Pedagogical portfolio
  • Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation: 15 hours
  • Lectures two hours (structure and maintenance of an orchestral instrument )

Performances           

  • Class attendance (pass / fail), attendance diary
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation
  • Teaching practice lessons
  • Portfolio (pass/fail)
  • Teaching demonstration

 

3oa18–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 1 / STRING INSTRUMENTS (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • acquire the skills necessary for instrument instruction
  • acquire command of the various methods of instrument instruction
  • learn to set objectives for teaching and understand their effect on the selection of learning contents and teaching methods
  • become familiar with teaching methods at the beginner's and basic levels
  • acquire the skills necessary for guiding artistic expression
  • become capable of flexible communication and interaction with their beginning pupils
  • learn to plan instruction
  • learn to assess their teaching and the progress of a student and give feedback
  • learn to justify their choices and decisions in teaching
  • become familiar with group instruction and ensemble instruction 
  • adopt the identity of a teacher
  • become familiar with the structure, care and maintenance of their instrument
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the ergonomics of their instrument
  • qualify for Pedagogy 2

Assessment
The lecturing teacher evaluates the revision test on a scale of pass/fail.
The supervising teacher evaluates the training lessons on a scale of pass/fail.
The supervising teacher evaluates the teaching demonstration with the help of a colleague on a scale of pass/fail.

Preceding courses
2ip11 Introduction to Pedagogy

Transferable credits
Pedagogy I taken at a university or a college of higher education can be substituted for requirements II–IV.
Instruction and study

  • Lectures, demonstrations and guided group work up to 60 hours
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours
  • Teacher training: 30 hours, with 15 hours supervised
  • Guided group lessons 5 hours

Performances            

  • Class attendance (pass / fail), attendance diary
  • An observation chart (incl.observation of teaching and evaluation)
  • Training lessons, assessment by the supervisor on a scale of pass/fail
  • Participation in group work (pass/fail)
  • A learning diary (pass/fail)
  • Teaching demonstration (teaching and planning skills, familiarity with teaching methods and materials, feedback skills, and interactive skills are assessed on a scale of pass/fail).

 

3oa16–__ PEDAGOGY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS 2 / STRING INSTRUMENTS (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • develop their skills in instrument teaching
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various methods of instrument teaching
  • become familiar with the special didactic features and the applicability of different styles of music composed and arranged for the instrument
  • learn to plan and assess teaching and level performances and justify the assessment
  • become familiar with the objectives when teaching students with different ambitions
  • acquire the skills necessary for ensemble instruction
  • learn to enhance the student's interpretative vision, artistry, and creativity
  • acquire the skills for uncomplicated interaction with students at different levels and ages
  • become familiar with the history of the pedagogy of their instrument
  • acquire the skills and knowledge for professional development
  • qualify for Pedagogy 3

Assessment
The lecturing teacher evaluates the revision test on a scale of pass/fail.
The supervising teacher evaluates the training lessons on a scale of pass/fail.
The supervising teacher evaluates the teaching demonstration with the help of a colleague on a scale of pass/fail.

Preceding courses
Pedagogy 1 and Level B under preparation.

Transferable credits
Pedagogy II taken at a university or a college of higher education can be substituted for requirements II–IV. In this case, the grade for the training lessons is the grade given by the university or a college of higher education but adapted to a scale of 0–5.

Instruction and study

  • Lectures, demonstrations and guided group work up to 60 hours
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation 15 hours
  • Practice teaching (one pedagogic practice pupil) 30 hours, of which 15 hours supervised
  • Guided group lessons 5 hours

Performances            

  • Review a lecture, a methodological examination, or previous literature
  • Participation in group work
  • Observation of teaching and evaluation
  • Teaching practice lessons
  • A learning diary
  • Teaching demonstration (teaching and planning skills, familiarity with teaching methods and materials, feedback skills, and interactive skills are assessed on a scale of 0–5).

 

3ov5 ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING FOR WIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORS (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

No tuition 2013-14

Objective
To gain the skills necessary for the rehearsing and leading of ensembles or orchestras active at music schools. During the course, the student learns the theory of orchestral conducting, including conducting exercises; the student also becomes familiar with the ensemble repertoire at the beginner's level and rehearses with an ensemble consisting of students studying pedagogy.

Assessment
On a scale of 0 - 5. The ensemble rehearsal is evaluated by the teacher, and the rehearsal and conducting demonstrations by the teacher and a colleague. For these, a grade average is calculated in the proportion of 1:1.

Preceding courses
Pedagogy of Orchestral Instruments 2

 

OTHER STUDIES

3op7 OBOE/BASSOON REED MAKING 1 (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students
-will become familiar with the principles of reed making from raw materials to a finished mouthpiece
-will become familiar with the use and maintenance of necessary tools (including different knives)
-will acquire the skills for fine-tuning semi-finished reeds
- will acquire the skills for making reeds independently
Assessment
Pass/Fail
Recommended years of completion: First year of bachelor-level studies
Instruction and study

Individual instruction a maximum of 10 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Class attendance.
Assessed by the teacher

 

3op8 OBOE/BASSOON REED MAKING 2 (2 ECTS credits, 53 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students
-will become familiar with the principles of reed making from raw materials to a finished mouthpiece
-will become familiar with the use and maintenance of necessary tools (including different knives)
-will acquire the skills for fine-tuning semi-finished reeds
- will acquire the skills for making reeds independently
Assessment
Pass/Fail
Recommended years of completion: Second year of bachelor-level studies
Instruction and study
Individual instruction for a maximum of 8 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Class attendance.
Assessed by the teacher

 

3op9 OBOE/BASSOON REED MAKING 3 (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students
-will become familiar with the principles of reed making from raw materials to a finished mouthpiece
-will become familiar with the use and maintenance of necessary tools (including different knives)
-will acquire the skills for fine-tuning semi-finished reeds
- will acquire the skills for making reeds independently
Assessment
Pass/Fail
Recommended years of completion: Third year of bachelor-level studies
Instruction and study
Individual instruction for a maximum of 6 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Active participation in coursework
Assessed by the teacher

 

3c11 PERIOD INSTRUMENT 1 / SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Instruction is available in the following period instruments:
Traverso, recorder, baroque oboe, classical clarinet, baroque bassoon, natural horn, baroque trumpet, baroque trombone, baroque violin, baroque viola, viola d'amore, baroque cello, viola da gamba, and violone.
Learning outcomes
Students
- will become familiar with the historical predecessors of his or her instrument
- will become familiar with different styles and ways of expression
- will become familiar with embellishments and ornaments
- will acquire skills for period ensemble playing
- will qualify for further studies
Assessment
Pass/Fail
Instruction and study
Individual instruction a maximum of 14 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Class attendance
Assessed by the teacher

 

3c12 PERIOD INSTRUMENT 2 / SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (5 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Instruction is available in the following period instruments:
Traverso, recorder, baroque oboe, classical clarinet, baroque bassoon, natural horn, baroque trumpet, baroque trombone, baroque violin, baroque viola, viola d'amore, baroque cello, viola da gamba, and violone.

Learning outcomes
Students
- will become extensively familiar with period instruments
- will become extensively familiar with different styles and ways of expression
- will acquire advanced instrumental skills
- will acquire advanced skills for period ensemble playing
Assessment
Pass/Fail
Preceding courses
uusi koodi xxx
Period Instrument 1 / Secondary Instrument (5 ECTS Credits, 134 Hours)
Instruction and study
Individual instruction a maximum of 14 hours
Independent practice
Methods of completion and assessment
Class attendance.
Performance examination: Three works assessed by the teacher and one colleague.

 

3ov15 INTENSIVE IMPROVISATION FOR STRING INSTRUMENTALISTS (1 ECTS credit, 27 hours)

In this study module, students obtain skills for improvisatory expression and become familiar with improvisation in practicing and teaching. Coursework will focus on the building and implementation of ensemble and solo improvisation. This course will develop students' proactivity, self-expression, accompanying, and composition skills, and group and project work skills. Students will become familiar with styles featuring improvisation on strings, related playing techniques, and electronic sound treatment for string instruments. No previous experience in improvisation is required. This module can be included in a project. It is intended for violin, viola, cello, double bass, and period or early instrument students.

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • are able to improvise in an ensemble and a small group
  • are able to improvise solos
  • are familiar with practice and teaching methods based on improvisation

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study

  • Group instruction up to 20 hours including improvisation in an ensemble and a small group
  • Individual work including instrument practice, reading exercises, and improvisation and composition exercises

This course will culminate in a performance or recording of students' works with emphasis on improvisation

Performances           

  • Class attendance
  • Completion of written assignments
  • Self-evaluation