The course is part of the main performance area of the programme. 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 can include both solo performances and ensemble.
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 academic and programme management.
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 can include both solo performances and ensembles.
The course is largely based on individual supervision and interaction.
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
Main instrument II - Performance
Passed / Not Passed
The exam consists of a final concert of up to 60 minutes.
Together with MUM501, the reviewed repertoire should reflect the level, depth and difficulty required at a master's level. 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.).
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.
Reflection text must be submitted in Canvas within the announced deadline.
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.
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.