Main Instrument II - Classical (MUM502KD)
The main instrument is the most important component of the master's programme and also constitutes the bulk of the study as a whole. The course mainly includes solo performances, solo singing and conducting. A new repertoire/playlist will be rehearsed for the student and is planned in collaboration with the main instrument teacher. It should normally contain music from several styles.
For classical, at least one contemporary music work must be included. The individual main instrument teacher is responsible for his/her instrumental areas in relation to his students, while an overall responsibility for the main performance subject area lies in the subject management. The course also includes an optional creative performance specialization. The specialization can be of a performing (solo, chamber music or ensemble exercise) or a creative/compositional nature. Performance/creative specialisation can be carried out in collaboration with internally at the faculty and/or together with external professionals.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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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 professional performance requirements in accordance with the specialization
- have advanced knowledge in the field and specialized insight within their specialization area
- realize and communicate their artistic intentions with a clear personal expression
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Main Instrument II - performing||1/1||70 Minutes||Letter grades|
Final performing exam in the spring semester, with repertoire of 60-70 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 a third of the concert programme and a smaller proportion (around a quarter) of the master's project's (MUM201's) 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 in 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 seminars with active participation, etc.).
Completed performing/creative specialization must be documented through logs, concert programmes, etc. no later than 2 weeks before the final exam.
Course coordinator:Harald Eikaas
Programme coordinator:Anne Siri Norland
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 follow 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.