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MA in Classical Music Performance (Guitar)

University of Pécs
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Pécs
September 2022

Pécs
September 2023

Pécs
September 2024

Program description

MA in Classical Music Performance (Guitar)

These programs are for the truly committed for those young artists who do have the aim to be on stage regularly. In the instrumental performance classes held two times a week through four semesters the goal is to achieve:

  • technical abilities of a real virtuoso,
  • playing stability and reliability,
  • detailed stylistic knowledge of all major eras and genres of classical music related to the instrument studied,
  • an ability to shape the musical process down to the smallest nuances and shades with ease and creativity,
  • a fundamental respect for the composer’s instructions, put into a viable combination with the performer’s own ideas and personality,
  • and, possibly most importantly:
  • an open spirit with an honest motivation to, and ability of, getting in touch with the emotional essence of the music performed, and communicating it to the audience in a straightforward yet sophisticated manner.

Playing in large ensembles such as an orchestra or chorus is also an integral part of the education. For pianists and guitarists we offer such experience in the university mixed chorus, where their musicianship is further refined by the practice of becoming a single part of a large polyphonic whole, having to think and feel far beyond the self. We have designed the MA program to fulfill all these expectations with regular orchestral and choral concerts, with both regular and intense pre-concert rehearsal sessions, under the batons of nationally renowned professional choral and orchestral conductors.

Admission requirements

To apply to this program, you must have a BA degree in Classical Music Performance, or in a related field.

If the applicant does not have a language proficiency certificate, but on the basis of the oral entrance examination their language proficiency is sufficient to complete the relevant programme, the entrance examination committee may waive this criterion.

Portfolio

Collection of uncut video recordings of the applicant playing the following pieces of music:

    Guitar

    • Two etudes (please choose form: Fernando Sor Op. 29., Giuliani Op. 48.),
    • Carcassi Op. 60., Napoleon Coste Op. 38.)
    • One full Bach suite (lute, violin or cello sonata adaptation)
    • One concerto with piano accompaniment
    • Two pieces of free choice from the Classical or Romantic Period, or from the 20th century

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    Program content

    Modules include:

    Basic Module

    • Music History
    • Folk Music

    Professional Obligatory Module

    • Analysis
    • Composition Style Studies

    Studies on Professional Practice

    • Chamber Music
    • Chorus / Orchestra

    Differentiated Professional Subjects

    • Major Subject (Guitar)
    • Performance Practice (for concerts)

    Optional Subjects

    • Guitar Harmony and Continuo Playing- for guitar major
    • Lute Tabulature and Intavolation Reading and Transcription Methodology for guitar major

    Scholarships & funding

    Scholarship options are available. For more information, please visit the website.

    Tuition fees

    Tuition fee: EUR 3,500 per semester

    Career opportunities

    Our Master of Music Programmes in instrument performance (Piano, Violin, Flute and Guitar) focus on developing music performance skills and artistic qualities on the highest level possible.

    In addition to solo performance, chamber music also has an emphasized role in the program.

    Playing in large ensembles such as an orchestra or chorus is also an integral part of the education. For guitarists we offer such experience in the university mixed chorus, where their musicianship is further refined by the practice of becoming a single part of a large polyphonic whole, having to think and feel far beyond the self.

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    University of Pécs

    The University of Pécs opened its doors in 1367, making it the first and oldest institution of its kind in Hungary. With longer and shorter interruptions, UP has been shaping the young academic society for over six-and-a-half centuries, not just...


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    Why study at University of Pécs

    If you choose the University of Pécs, you will:

    • experience a high quality of education.
    • study at the oldest university in Hungary - founded in 1367 - having exceptionally wide-ranging experience and long-standing traditions in higher education.
    • be awarded a valuable EU degree.
    • choose from our professionally relevant and high quality programs for a tuition fee that represents great value for money.
    • study in a multicultural environment.
    • enjoy low living expenses.
    • experience vibrant student life day and night in this true University City, full of bars, restaurants and cafés.
    • study at one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary together with 20,000 other students.
    • live in a uniquely beautiful place -Pécs was awarded the prestigious title “European Capital of Culture” in 2010.
    • walk among the historical buildings in the city of Pécs, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
    • study in a very safe and friendly city located in one of the safest countries in Europe.
    • get a Central European experience and discover further European countries easily during your studies at UP.

    Contact info

    University of Pécs

    Vasvári Pál str. 4.
    H-7622 Pécs
    Hungary

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