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Language of instruction
The main instrument is the most important component of the master's programme's specialization part and also constitutes the bulk of the study as a whole. The course mainly includes solo performances. A new repertoire/playlist will be rehearsed for the student who is planned in collaboration with the main instrument teacher. It should normally contain music from several styles and at least one contemporary music work must be included.
Performance/creative specialization is based on the chosen specialization area, whether performing or creative. There should be a clear distinction between the performing main instrument of a soloistic nature, leading up to the exam, and the performing/creative specialization.
After completing and passing the exam in the course, the candidate should have acquired the knowledge, skills and general competence that enable him/her to:
- demonstrate dissemination skills, reflection and innovation and an independent artistic expression at a high level
- be able to meet practitioner requirements in accordance with the specialization
- demonstrate knowledge of methods that promote their own professional development
- have advanced knowledge in the field and specialized knowledge within their specialization area
- conduct soloist and ensemble concert activities and disseminate music in a public context
- realize and communicate their artistic intentions with a clear personal expression
Required prerequisite knowledge
Final performing exam in the spring semester, with a repertoire of ca. 45 minutes depending on the instrument. One grade is set to describe the overall assessment of the concert's various components. Chamber music can account for up to one third of the concert programme and a smaller proportion (around a quarter) of the master's project's (MUM201) repertoire can be reused.
100% compulsory attendance for teaching, as well as compulsory participation in projects and concerts.
In order to take the exam in the course, the student must have approved all mandatory work requirements.
Check the faculty's "Attendance requirements", which follow UiS's exam regulations.
Repertoire list must be submitted on Canvas within the announced deadline.
The different instrument groups will have different requirements and different forms of documentation. The requirements are specified in the academic groups' annual plans (e.g. number of projects with active participation, etc.).
Completed performing/creative specialization must be documented through a log, concert program, etc.no later than 2 weeks before the final exam.
Method of work
Individual supervision and teaching are given on the main instrument, as well as seminars, group lessons and master classes. Some activities are project-based. For some instrumentalists, work on repertoire will naturally take place with an accompanist or in ensembles. The same applies to concerts and performances. Each student and main teacher follows up the course with a reciprocally signed overview of completed teaching that is approved by both of them within the specified deadline of spring.
Students are responsible for keeping up to date with information provided on Canvas.
Music Performance - Master's Degree Programme
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.
The syllabus can be found in Leganto