Extensive Instrumental Studies II - Classical (PDM200KD)

The subject is based on the main instrumental or vocal activity, this also constitutes the main weight of the study as a whole. The subject mainly contains solo/ensemble.

Course description for study year 2024-2025


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The student rehearses a new repertoire, which will be planned in collaboration with the main instrument teacher. Each student/ensemble has an in-depth project for the academic year, which is approved upon admission. Based on the project description, professional activities in the subject are defined.

Learning outcome

After completing and passing the exam in the subject, candidates must have acquired the knowledge, skills and general competence that enable them to:

General competence

  • have an artistic profile that provides the basis for a professional career as a performing musician.


  • Have knowledge and insight within the subject area at a professional level


  • Realize and convey artistic intentions on a professional level

Required prerequisite knowledge

Master's degree in performing music or equivalent


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Performance 1/1 45 Minutes Letter grades

Final performing exam in the spring semester with a repertoire of approx. 45 minutes. The program may contain chamber music, but the main focus must be of a soloist nature. It can also contain, for example, orchestral excerpts for use for auditions for professional ensembles. The course supervisor approves the content and framework for the exam.It is not permitted to use repertoire from previous exams, with the exception of major works where parts have been previously performed.

Coursework requirements

100% compulsory attendance at classes. Participation in internal and external concerts and projects is also required to some extent. The subject demands students' independent effort and discipline.

To be able to take the exam in the subject, the student must have approved all mandatory work requirements.

Check the faculty's "Attendance requirements", which follow UiS's examination regulations.

A repertoire list must be delivered on Canvas by the announced deadline.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Bjørn Einar Halvorsen

Study Adviser:

Anne Siri Norland

Method of work

Working methods will be concentrated on individual teaching/ensemble instruction, individual work, accompaniment, concerts and dissemination activities, repertoire knowledge, chamber music, projects, workshops, master classes and interpretation.

Project(s) may be compulsory.

Students are responsible for keeping up to date with information provided on Canvas.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Extensive Instrumental Studies II - Classical (PDM200_1) 30

Open for

Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union 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 subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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