MA in Choral Conducting

General

Programme Description

Description of the Programme

The activity of choral conductors holding a degree belongs to the field of choral art. It involves forming new ensembles, leading different types of choirs, actual conducting work. Basically, it means to head and manage the artistic work of a choir in the long term with high efficiency. In choral work, choral conductors can use their theoretical knowledge, their vocal and partly their instrumental abilities as well. They will be prepared to play an active role in the nourishing choral culture.

Besides general music theory and music history classes, the training will introduce students to the technique of choral conducting as well as to theoretical and practical issues related to the human voice, voice formation and maintenance, the history of choral music, repertoire, different styles and all the related know-how in all branches of choir music. Choral conducting and learning it at a high level requires personal skills, artistic sensitivity, having a good ear, knowledge of music and, most of all, the individual’s singing culture and knowledge about chamber music.

Application Procedure

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, register on our application site (https://apply.pte.hu/), and start your application.
  2. Fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

Application Requirements

All credits are accepted if the applicant has a BA degree in Performing Arts, specialized in Orchestra or Choral Conducting, or has a university-level degree (as per the Law Nr. 80 of 1993 on Higher Education) in Orchestral or Choral Conducting, or a college-level degree in Music Theory and Solfège Teaching, Choral Conducting, or Wind Orchestra Conducting.

BA degrees that can be acceptable provided the applicant obtains certain credits include: other specializations of BA in Performing Arts, all specializations of Creative Arts and Musicology, and other programs, belonging to the study field of Arts, that lead to MA degrees in Music, and, any college or university-level programs, as per the Law Nr. 80 of 1993 on Higher Education that are accepted by the decision of the Credit Transfer Committee of the Higher Education Institution in the credit transfer procedure when teaching contents are compared.

When prior studies are examined by the Committee for assessing the number of credits needed for admission, defined by the Law on Higher Education, it is a requirement that the applicant has at least 50 credits in Music Theory, Music History, and Solfège.

It is a condition of admission that the applicant has at least 20 credits in the above-mentioned fields of study. Missing credits have to be obtained parallel with completing the courses of the MA program within two semesters after admission, as per the study regulations of the Higher Education Institution.

Examples of Subjects During the Studies

Basic Module

  • History of Vocal Music, Folk Music
  • Musical Pieces/Performance Visiting

Professional Obligatory Module

  • Piano
  • Choral Education and Management

Differentiated Professional Subjects

  • Conducting Techniques
  • Choral Conducting
  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Methodology of Choral Conducting

Optional Subjects

  • Theory of Art
  • Art History Special Course
  • Stylistic Knowledge
  • Aural Training
  • Gregorian Chant
  • Medieval Polyphony

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Last updated August 2019

About the School

The creation of the University of Pécs was first initiated by King Louis the Great in 1367. Today, the University of Pécs is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, where there are te ... Read More

The creation of the University of Pécs was first initiated by King Louis the Great in 1367. Today, the University of Pécs is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, where there are ten faculties, which cover the full spectrum of higher education to provide high quality, comprehensive training. In addition to the education and research activities, medical treatment is a crucial activity of ours; the Clinical Centre takes care of not only of the region’s outpatients and in-patients, but in many areas has national-level duties, too. Read Less