Bachelor in Music Oriented at Education — Musical Instrument Oriented at Education

General

Program Description

Music Oriented at Education

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis.

The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. The practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques.

Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for an independent profession of a music teacher. For teaching qualification, it is necessary to continue in Master program.


Musical Instrument Oriented at Education

This program is intended for graduates of a music conservatory, musical high schools and musical basic schools who are not oriented for professional interpretation career.

It is possible to study two instruments – the piano or violin.

The basic subjects are an individual study of instrument, chamber music, improvisation, orchestra playing. Theoretical subjects – construction and history of instrument, instrumental literature.

Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for an independent activity of music teacher. For teaching qualification, it is necessary to continue in Master program.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

  1. Exam in the first branch – maximum 40 points (Music)
  2. Exam in the second branch – maximum 40 points (Instrument – piano or violin)

Total score – 80 points maximum.


Music Oriented at Education

Singing – maximum 10 points

The applicant must prepare and perform:

  • 2 contrasting, unaccompanied folk songs from either the student’s native country or the Czech Republic.

The applicant should perform the songs by memory, with attention to healthy vocal technique.


Musicianship – maximum 20 points

The applicant will be asked to:

  • Transpose the folk songs, starting on different notes and in different keys.
  • Sing major and minor scales, including a natural, melodic and harmonic minor.
  • Match any pitch from the piano.
  • Identify perfect, major, minor intervals; major, minor triads in root position and both inversions; dominant 7th chord in root position.
  • Sing back a simple melody after hearing it played twice on the piano by the examiner.
  • Hear a rhythmic pattern once and clap it correctly.
  • Listen to a short melody and tap the main beat.
  • Demonstrate vocal improvisation and creativity by completing an 8-bar melody after hearing the first 4 bars.

The number of points is given by a complex evaluation of individual parts of musicality given above.


Instrumental Performance – maximum. 10 points

The applicant must be able to play either the piano or the violin. Please note that all violinists are required to have at least minimum piano proficiency.

At the audition, the applicant should be prepared to play:

a) Piano

  • 2 Etudes, e.g. Czerny op. 261, 299, 849.
  • 1 Baroque composition, e.g. Bach: Two-parts Inventions, Little Preludes, and Fugues.
  • 1 movement from a classical sonata or sonatina.
  • 1 romantic composition.
  • 1 composition written in the 20th century.
  • 1 folk song with student's own harmonic accompaniment and its transposition in various keys.

It is not necessary to play the compositions by heart.

b) Violin

  • Major and minor scales and chords in three octaves.
  • 2 etudes, e.g. Mazas, Kreutzer.
  • 1 movement from a violin concerto or other violin composition.
  • 1 folk song and its transposition in various keys.

It is not necessary to play the compositions by heart.


Moreover, the applicant can perform other instruments that can be used at school (recorder, guitar, flute etc.).


Musical Instrument Oriented at Education

Piano – maximum 40 points

The applicant will prepare and perform:

  • 1 Major and 1 minor scales and chords performed in four octaves of one´s own choice.
  • 2 concert etudes (at least 1 by Chopin).
  • 1 Baroque composition, e.g. Bach: The Piano Welltempered, Three-part Sinfonias, Suites.
  • 1 quick movement from a classical sonata or classical variations (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven).
  • 1 Romantic composition.
  • 1 composition written in the 20th century.
  • Sight reading.
  • A folk song with the student´s own harmony accompaniment, and be able to transpose it into various keys.

Pieces are to be memorized.


Violin – maximum 40 points

The applicant will prepare and perform:

  • Major and minor scales in three octaves, scales using a double stop (3, 6, 8), chords.
  • 2 contrasting etudes that show variety in technique and expression (Campagnoli, Dancla, Dont, Fiorillo, Paganini, Wieniawski).
  • Bach: 1 – 2 parts from Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
  • 2 compositions of contrasting character and style, e.g. concerts by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bruch, sonatas by Beethoven and the like.
  • Sight reading.
  • Transposition of a folk song into various keys at sight.

Pieces are to be memorized.


Conditions for admission

Admission to Bachelor's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 23.04.2019 until: 26.04.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 13.05.2019 until: 14.05.2019


Recommended literature, sample questions

Music Oriented at Education
Taylor, E. The AB Guide to Music Theory, part I, II.
Parts and scores of European classical music 18th to 20th century.


Musical Instrument Oriented at Education
Parts and scores of European classical instrumental music of 18th to 20th century.


Preparatory course

It's possible to ask for individual consultations in advance.


Graduate Profile

The graduate of the bachelor branch Musical Education oriented at Education is competent for lector, assistant, free time pedagogue or tutor at the leisure activities of children, youth and adults in the sphere of music education; in the field of culture, educational activities or in professions based on the professional basis of the subject.

Graduates are prepared for the management of all types of choirs (children, female, male, mixed). It can be applied in musical educational institutions in government and private sector, as an assistant in facilities for recreational activities, in the churches, in the fields of culture and education. Graduate does not qualify as a teacher.


Career Prospect

Music Oriented at Education

Graduates are able to understand, analyze, evaluate, vocally and instrumentally perform music. Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children and young people. Graduates of bachelor course are not qualified as teachers.


Musical Instrument Oriented at Education

Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children, young people, and adults. They possess knowledge and skills in both components: special and general education. The curriculums outcome is not a qualification for teaching.

Last updated January 2019

About the School

The Faculty of Education is one of seventeen faculties associated under the umbrella of the Charles University in Prague. Its primary goal is to train teachers and other pedagogical personnel for all ... Read More

The Faculty of Education is one of seventeen faculties associated under the umbrella of the Charles University in Prague. Its primary goal is to train teachers and other pedagogical personnel for all types of schools and school systems, at various levels of study (Bachelors and Masters) and forms. Read less