Track of studies towards "Master of Music" (M.Mus.) Without thesis

  • 2016-2017
  • 2013-2014

In performance (orchestral instruments, vocal, keyboard and chamber music) – International program

The course of studies towards M.Mus. without a thesis is two years.

During the period of study the student is to attend classes, workshops and seminars* to be determined by the studies committee as well as participation in musical activities related to the field of specialization.

Students in this track are obliged to participate in all orchestral activities and concerts.

A student who wishes to study in a track or instrument different from his B.Mus. studies has to receive special approval from the studies committee of the school.

  *Every student has to submit 2 seminar papers during his course of studies

Switching programs of study

After the first year students can decide to switch to another program on condition that he completes all obligations of the track that he wishes to study.
    

Final requirements

  1. Practical examination

Performance (orchestral instruments,vocal, keyboard): Students in these tracks are required to perform in two full-length recitals with different repertoire.

Chamber music: Students in this track are required to perform in three recitals: two recitals - chamber music ensembles; one recital - vocal accompaniment. One recital is to be performed at the end of the 1st year of studies.

Conducting: Students in this track are required to prepare 6 pieces for the final examination.

Composition: Students in this track are required to submit 5 original pieces for the final examination.

      2. A. Oral examination for all courses of studies (excluding composition students)

An oral examination will take place on the repertoire of final recitals/final examinations that will show proficiency and knowledge of the music material of the following aspects: Harmony, Counterpoint, Structure including background stylistic and historical aspects of the piece, the composer and the genre.

OR

        B. A philosophical or analytic paper consisting of 30 pages under the   instruction and supervision of a faculty member*.

*Writing a paper is conditional to the approval of the studies committee

 

 

M.Mus. Program - Courses of Study

Instrumental Department

 

Orchestral instruments:    
 

Name of course
 
Number of hours
Individual lesson (one weekly hour every year)
 
4
Symphony orchestra
 
24
Chamber music
 
4
Internal elective theoretical courses1
 
6
Internal elective practical courses
 
6
2 seminar courses (one each year)
 
8
External elective courses 
 
4
Total semester hours
 
56

 

 

Piano , Organ:

 

Name of course

 
Number of hours
Individual lesson (one weekly hour every year)
 
4
Chamber music
 
4
Internal elective theoretical courses1
 
10
Internal elective practical courses
 
10
2 seminar courses (one each year)
 
8
External elective courses  
 
4
Total semester hours
 
40
 
1 Participation in the course "Analysis of repertoire of final recitals" is obligatory for all students of the M.Mus. Program. To be taken in the second year of studies.
One can take more theoretical courses than stated above.
 
 
 

Chamber Music (Piano students only):

Name of course

 
Number of hours
Individual lesson (one weekly hour every year)
 
4
Chamber music
 
8
Internal elective theoretical courses1
 
10
Internal elective practical courses
 
6
2 seminar courses (one each year)
 
8
External elective courses
 
4
Accompaniment2
 
(16)
 
Total semester hours 40

1 Participation in the course "Analysis of Repertoire of final recitals" is obligatory for all students of the M.Mus. Program. To be taken in the second year of studies.

One can take more theoretical courses than stated above.

2not included in the total hours needed to complete the degree.

 

Vocal:

 

Name of course

 
Number of hours
Individual lesson (one weekly hour every year)
 
4
Vocal repertoire coaching
 
4
Opera class 
 
8
Internal elective theoretical courses1

 
6
Internal elective practical courses
 
6
2 seminar courses (one each year)
 
8
External elective courses  
 
4
Total semester hours
 
40
 

1 Participation in the course "Analysis of Repertoire of final recitals" is obligatory for all students of the M.Mus. Program. To be taken in the second year of studies.

One can take more theoretical courses than stated above.

 

 

Composition and Conducting Department

 

Composition:

 

Required attendance at the weekly department composition meetings (not included in the total hours needed to complete the degree).

Submission of 5 original pieces for the final examination:

  1. A work for solo instrument or for an instrument with piano accompaniment;
  2. A choral work: a cappella or with an ensemble accompaniment (use of electronic means is permitted);
  3. A work for an ensemble (at least 12 instruments) with or without instrumental or vocal solo;
  4. A orchestral work;
  5. A chamber work for 3-6 instruments.

 

Name of course
 
Number of hours
Individual lesson (one weekly hour every year)
 
4
Contemporary music workshop
 
4

Internal elective theoretical courses1

10
Internal elective practical courses
 
6
2 seminar courses (one each year)
 
8
External elective courses 
 
8
Total semester hours
 
40
 

1 One can take more theoretical courses than stated above.

 

Orchestral and Choral Conducting

- Orchestral conducting students must be present at all orchestra rehearsals.

- Choral conducting students must be present at all the oratorio and chamber choir rehearsals.

- All conducting students are required to prepare 6 different pieces from different eras to be performed with the orchestra/choir or 2 pianos for the final examination which will take place at the end of their studies.

Name of course
 
Number of hours
Individual lesson (one weekly hour every year)
 
4
Internal elective theoretical courses1
 
10
Internal elective practical courses
 
10
2 Seminar courses (one each year)
 
8
External elective courses  
 
8
Total semester hours
 
40

1 Participation in the course "Analysis of Repertoire of final recitals" is obligatory for all students of the M.Mus. program. To be taken in the second year of studies.

One can take more theoretical courses than stated above.

 

 

Weight of the final grades

 

Performance & Conducting:

65% - grades of the recitals

15% - course grades

10% - seminar papers

10% - final oral examination

 

Composition:

 

65% - grade of the main study

20% - course grades

15% - seminar papers

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