Music

The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach music at all kinds and grades of schools. The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses on collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis at basic and high schools to development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of the pedagogical orientation of master degree.


Choir

The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to become a conductor of different kinds and level of choirs (children, girls, half-mixed of youth, women, mixed and also men). The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses on collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis in different choirs to the development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of the pedagogical orientation of master degree.


See plan of study on http://studium.pedf.cuni.cz/karolinka/


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

  1. Exam in the first branch – Music (maximum 30 points)
  2. Exam in the second branch – Choir (maximum 30 points)
  3. Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points.

Total score – 90 points maximum.


Music

  1. Interview (maximum 15 points)
    • music theory, harmony, musical forms, history of music (maximum 10 points)
    • description of personal musical experience and plans (maximum 5 points)
  2. Audition (maximum 15 points)
    • Instrumental (piano or violin obligatory, other instruments facultative) and vocal performance in the complete length of CCA 10 minutes.


Choir

  1. Audition (maximum 20 points)
    • Conductor's performance (15-20 minutes) with record or piano cooperation (maximum 15 points)
      Compositions of different styles are recommended. (The accompanist or record must be supplied by the applicant.)
    • Musical oral analysis (maximum 5 points)
  2. Interview (maximum 10 points)
    • Choral and cantata literature (maximum 5 points)
    • Description of personal musical experience and plans (maximum 5 points)


Pedagogy and Psychology

Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points.


Conditions for admission

Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's program) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 23.04.2019 until: 14.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 24.06.2019 until: 25.06.2019


Recommended literature, sample questions

Music

Textbooks concerning history, theory, the psychology of music, harmony and musical forms.
Parts and scores of European Classical Music of 18th to 20th century.


Choir

Textbooks concerning the history of choral singing and survey of vocal and vocal-instrumental repertory. Parts and scores of European classical vocal and vocal-instrumental music of 18th to 20th century.


Preparatory course

It's possible to ask for individual consultations in advance.


Graduate Profile

A graduate of master's degree program in Music Education for primary and secondary schools is fully qualified for pedagogical, didactic-artistic and organizational work in the field; application can be found both in school and out-of-school, in the field of culture, educational activities or professions on the basis of the professional basis of the approval subject.

Graduates are qualified for pedagogy and choirmaster work in educational institutions types: primary, elementary music, secondary schools, facilities for leisure activities, in churches, in the fields of culture and education. It is equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to apply knowledge of pedagogy, psychology, and didactics in practice.


Career Prospect

Music

The completion of the MA degree ensures musical knowledge and educational skills. Graduates are able to apply it in the means of current innovative trends. They are qualified to teach music at all levels of schools and music schools as well. Career opportunities include work in the state or the private sphere, children and youth spare-time musical programs.


Choir

Graduates achieve knowledge and practical skills in their field. They are able to apply all the gained knowledge with educational-psychological and professional-didactic disciplines into music-pedagogical practice in correlation with all theoretical and practical components. They are qualified as choir conductors in a pedagogical, artistic, organizational and social area.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated January 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
Duration
2 years
Full-time
Price
60,000 CZK
per academic year. Online Application fee: 640 CZK.
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