Main Studies Exam Requirements

Main Studies (MIX101) Exam Requirements BA

Obligatory
 for all students:

  • perform at a students concert at lest once in a semester (except first year 1st semester)
,
  • perform at a concert organized by the Academy or at any other public concert at least once a year
,
  • attend master classes as an active participants and as a passive listener when not playing,
  • visit students concerts at least once a year


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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass


Term 1:
• two études or caprices:

    • violin – level of Kreutzer, Dont, Wieniawski, Paganini, Locatelli,
    • viola – level of Campagnoli, Fuchs, Hoffmeister,
    • cello – level of Popper, Piatti,
    • double bass – level of Siemandl, Nanny.

Term 2:
• Classical concerto (complete)

    • violin – concerto by Mozart, Haydn or Bach, optionally a sonata by Corelli, Tartini,
    • viola – concerto by Stamitz, Hoffmeister or comparable,
    • cello – concerto by Haydn, Boccherini, optionally sonata by Boccherini,
    • double bass – concerto by Dittersdorf, Vanhal
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Term 3:
• one étude or caprice
 and work of own choice
preferably with piano accompaniment.

Term 4:
• 1st or 2nd and 3rd movement of major concerto,

• unaccompanied Bach
or a comparable unaccompanied work:

    • violin – 2 movements from an unaccompanied Bach violin sonata or 3 – 4 movements from a partita,
    • viola – 2-3 movements from an unaccompanied Bach cello suite or violin partita or sonata or comparable solo work,
    • cello – 2-3 movements from an unaccompanied cello suite by Bach,
    • double bass – solo suite by Fryba or similar solo work.

Term 5:
• a solo piece and a another work of the players choice or part of the bachelor examination program
 (MIX111).

Term 6:
Bachelor’s Degree Examination (MIX111)

1. violin – 2 movements from an unaccompanied Bach sonata or 3-4 movements from a partita,
viola – 2-3 movements from an unaccompanied Bach cello suite or violin partita or sonata or comparable solo work,
cello – 2-3 movements from an unaccompanied cello suite by Bach,
double bass – solo piece without accompaniment
comparable to the Bach solo works for strings.
2. 1st or 2nd and 3rd movement of a substantial Romantic or contemporary concerto.
3. a work of the player’s own choice.

All works performed at examinations in the Bachelor study program should be played from memory.

 

Guitar


Term 1:

  • Scales (also in intervals), triads and cadences (in scales with four sharps and three flats),
  • 2 etudes.

Term 2:

  • Form of variation,
  • Renaissance-era (scordature fis) pavane/galliard and a fantasy,
  • 2-3 classical or romantic short pieces,
  • Technical assessment.

Term 3:

  •  A suite for baroque guitar,
  • 1st part of a classical sonata or guitar concerto,
  • A short harmonic piece from the 20th century,
  • Technical assessment.

Term 4:

  •  A Baroque-era lute concerto or suite for a Baroque lute (Suite No. 1 by Weiss, etc.) or cello suites no. 1-3 by J. S. Bach,
  • A cyclical composition from the 20th century,
  • A piece with Spanish or Latin American themes,
  • Technical assessment.

Term 5:

  • A classical or romantic extended composition,
  • 2 polyphonic works,
  • A modern composition,
  • Technical assessment: scales, triads and cadences in all keys.

Term 6: 
Bachelor’s Degree Examination (MIX111)

  • An extended composition.
  • A concerto.
  • 2 polyphonic works or parts thereof (J.S. Bach, Weiss, Reger compositions for lute, cello or violin).
  • A composition from the 20th or 21st century.

Estonian Kannel:


About 10 compositions from the music of different eras should be prepared for performance in each study year.
In addition to examination, the learned repertoire should be performed to an audience at least once during a term. Compositions should be performed mainly from memory, except for extended compositions with accompaniment, which may be played from notes.
Repertoire areas: etudes and other technical exercises.