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.


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


Instrument

The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach instrument playing (piano or violin) at different kinds of music 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.


See the study plan 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 – Instrument (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.


Instrument

  1. Audition – piano or violin (maximum 20 points)
    Performance in the complete length of CCA 30 minutes contains:
    • 1 sonata, suite, concert, cycle, variations etc.,
    • 1 concert etude,
    • 2 other compositions of different styles.


    The number of points is given by a complex evaluation of the interpretation of individual compositions. Pieces are to be memorized.

  2. Interview – piano or violin (maximum 10 points)
    • History of instrument, piano or violin 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.


Instrument

Textbooks concerning the construction and history of the instrument and instrumental literature.
Parts and scores of European classical 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.

The graduate of the master studium is a full qualification in the professional, didactic and pedagogic sphere as well as in the sphere of organization, administration, general education and professional or personal culture. He acquires qualification for music education at basic music schools, basic and high schools.


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.


Instrument

Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children, young people, and adults. They possess knowledge and skills in both components: special and general education. The curriculums outcome is not a qualification for teaching.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated January 9, 2019
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