Main Studies Exam Requirements

Main Studies (MIX001) exam requirements MA

Piano


The student performs 4 concert etudes in student evening or class concert during the study year, participates in master classes as an active contributor and audience member, visits at least one student evening as an audience member.

Term 1:

  • Independently prepared compositions (from memory), compositions from the period after 1970 with a duration of at least 5 minutes.
  • A polyphonic work and extended composition, plus freely chosen etudes and pieces.

Examination E1: duration: 20-30 min. Perform from memory:

    • A polyphonic work.
    • An extended composition or a part thereof.

Term 2:

  • Two extended compositions in different styles, plus freely chosen etudes and pieces.
  • Examination E2: duration 25-40 min. Perform from memory at least two extended compositions.

Term 3:
Examination E3: duration 25-40 min. Perform from memory compositions from Master’s Degree Examination program.

Term 4: 
Master’s Degree Examination (MIX011)

The student performs in at least one student evening or class concert during the study year, participates in master classes as an active contributor and audience member, and visits at least one student evening per term as an audience member.
For Master’s examination, the student should perform, from memory, an artistically complete program of 50-60 minutes, using freely chosen compositions from the pianists concert repertoire.

Harpsichord


Program for terms: compositions by representatives of different styles.
The program, duration 50-60 minutes, should include:

  • 2 extended compositions (sonata, suite, concerto, etc.)
  • a composition by J.S. Bach

 

Organ


For examinations, the student should learn and perform:

  • at least one composition from the pre-Bach era
  • one extended composition by J.S. Bach
  • one romantic composition
  • one modern composition

Accordion


The student should perform to an audience at least once or twice during a term, participate in master classes as an active contributor and audience member, and visits at least one student evening per term as an audience member.
The repertoire of term 1 and 2 should be modelled after a concert program and should include the following:

  • transcriptions of Baroque music or music of other eras
  • modern compositions
  • freely chosen pieces.

The examination program, duration 20-30 min, should be played from memory (as an exception, original compositions written after 1975 may be played from notes).

Term 3:

Preparing the Master’s Degree Examination program. At the exam, the student is required to perform part of the program, duration 20-30 min.

Term 4: 
Master’s Degree Examination (MIX011)

Examination program:

  • transcriptions of Baroque music or music of other eras,
  • modern compositions,
  • freely chosen pieces.

Duration 35-45 minutes, compositions should be performed from memory (except for original compositions written after 1975). The program may include previously prepared and performed compositions.