(conducted in English)

 

Faculty of Composition, Theory of Music, Conducting, Eurhythmics and Music Education

Field of study: COMPOSITION AND THEORY OF MUSIC
Full-time 1st cycle studies (3 years)
major: eurhythmics

 
The study program is addressed to musically talented candidates with a secondary school-leaving certificate who want to gain formal qualification in the Composition and Theory of Music field of study, in the specialization of Eurhythmics. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge and skills covered by the curriculum of 2nd-level secondary music school.

GRADUATE PROFILE
    The graduate receives 1st cycle studies degree, covering the E. Jacques-Dalcroze Method, eurhythmics, solfege and improvisation. The graduate is entitled to apply for further studies (2nd cycle studies). The graduate has professional qualifications for:
  • artistic work involving movement composition, movement improvisation, as well as provision of accompaniment to movement-related activities;
  • didactic work involving the E. Jaques-Dalcroze Method in nurseries, kindergartens, primary schools, ballet primary schools and other educational institutions.
  • Student can gain pedagogical qualifications, compliant with the standards of vocational education required for the profession of a teacher, upon completion of Pedagogical Training.
    The 1st cycle studies graduate has the following competences:
  • has essential skills for taking up didactic and artistic work (regarding creating movement interpretations of music pieces, piano improvisation and developing own artistic concepts);
  • is able to employ knowledge of the history of music, music literature, harmony and counterpoint as well as methods of work related to the specialization;
  • demonstrates the ability to plan and think logically when performing tasks, to communicate and cooperate within joint projects, to assess oneself and express constructive criticism;
  • possesses knowledge and experience allowing them to mindfully choose their further career path.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • MAJOR EXAM
       
      EURHYTHMICS
    1. Movement repeating musical themes, which are piano-played by a teacher, with one-bar delay (a series of realizations of rhythmic themes in 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8 time).
    2. Kinesthetic reaction to changes of particular elements of a music piece (changes of tempo, articulation, dynamics, tone color).
    3. Performance of dance steps, next assessed by a pedagogue.
    4. Presentation of a pre-prepared form of movement to any selected form of music.
  • BASIC EXAMS
       
      AURAL TRAINING
      Written part
    1. Melodic dictation (one voice).
    2. Rhythmic dictation.
    3. Single-voice atonal dictation.
    4. Harmonic dictation in 4-voice texture (transcript of functional symbols, chords or pitches).
    5. Oral part
    6. Sight reading.
    7.  
      PIANO
      For the graduates of 2nd level music high school in the specialization of eurhythmics and piano:
    8. Etude showing the technique of both hands or two different etudes demonstrating different technical problems.
    9. Polyphonic piece of music.
    10. Classical sonata (I or III movement).
    11. Any selected piece of music.
    12. For other candidates:
    13. Any two selected pieces of music in different styles.

 

Faculty of Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Early Music and Jazz

Field of study: INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES
Full-time 1st cycle studies (3 years)
majors: piano, harpsichord, organ and early instruments: Baroque violin, Baroque viola, Baroque cello, viola da gamba, traverso flute, recorder, Baroque oboe, lute

 
The study program is addressed to musically talented candidates with a certificate of secondary education who want to continue music education and develop their skills in the field of a chosen instrument performance. Candidates must demonstrate both the ability to play the instrument and general music knowledge at the level of a secondary music school.

GRADUATE PROFILE
    The graduate receives a diploma of the 1st cycle studies in a chosen instrument performance and is entitled to apply for the 2nd cycle studies. The graduate has necessary qualifications to work as a musician – instrumentalist: soloist and chamber musician, as well as an instructor giving classes in primary music schools.
    Pedagogical qualification, compliant with general educational standards for the profession of a teacher, is acquired simultaneously by attending courses within Pedagogical Studies.
    The graduate of the 1st cycle studies possesses the following competences:
  • has knowledge of basic repertoire related to his/her major, as well as performance and artistic skills enabling him/her to convey information and artistic ideas understandable to specialists and those unconnected with music;
  • can freely and creatively use the means of artistic expression within his/her major; can apply knowledge of history of music, literature and broadly understood cultural context in order to develop his/her own artistic ideas; with the latest artistic trends in mind, he/she is able to prepare an interpretation of a musical piece and perform it in public; has the ability to develop joint artistic projects in chamber ensembles and various types of orchestra;
  • has communication skills and ability to cooperate with other artists in order to develop joint projects.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • MAJOR EXAM
     
    MAJOR INSTRUMENT
       
      PIANO
    1. J. S. Bach – Prelude and fugue (Das wohltemperierte Klavier).
    2. A whole classical sonata (recommended: a sonata by L. van Beethoven – the examination board may choose different movements).
    3. An etude by F. Chopin from op. 10 and op. 25 (excluding E major op. 10 no. 3, E flat minor op. 10 no. 6, C sharp minor op. 25 no. 7).
    4. A piece by F. Chopin.
    5. The program must be performed from memory.
      HARPSICHORD
    1. J. S. Bach – Prelude and fugue, or Fantasia and fugue, or a piece involving a fugue.
    2. A pre-classical or classical sonata (e.g. by W. F. Bach, C. Ph. E. Bach, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart or L. van Beethoven).
    3. A virtuoso piece.
    4. Any selected piece.
    5. The program may be performed on the piano or harpsichord.
      ORGAN
    1. A piece from the pre-Bach era.
    2. J. S. Bach – a large form.
    3. J. S. Bach – 1st or 3rd movement of a chosen sonata.
    4. A piece by a Romantic or 20th-century composer.
      BAROQUE VIOLIN
      All compositions can be performed either on contemporary or period instrument, tuned a’=415 or 440, with accompaniment of harpsichord or piano.
    1. Two contrasting movements from Sonatas and Partitas by J. S. Bach (excluding fugues), or whole Fantasia for violin solo by G. Ph. Telemann.
    2. Any selected 18th-century sonata with basso continuo (whole).
      BAROQUE VIOLA
      All works can be performed either on contemporary or period instrument, tuned a’=415 or 440, with accompaniment of harpsichord or piano.
    1. Two contrasting parts of a suite by J. S. Bach for cello solo, or the whole fantasia by G. Ph. Telemann for violin solo, transcribed for viola solo.
    2. An 18th-century sonata or suite for violin and b.c.(or viola da gamba/cello) transcribed for viola and b.c.
      BAROQUE CELLO
      All works can be performed either on contemporary or period instrument, tuned a’=415 or 440, with accompaniment of harpsichord or piano.
    1. J. S. Bach – Prelude and one chosen part of a suite for cello solo (BWV 1007-1011).
    2. A Baroque sonata for cello and basso continuo in an Italian style.
    3. A chosen 17th- or 18th-century piece (solo, with basso continuo), contrasting in style and time of origin with the work from point 2.
    4. Note: the piece from point 1 should be performed from memory, whereas pieces from points 2 and 3 may be performed from scores.
      VIOLA DA GAMBA
      All works can be performed either on contemporary or period instrument, tuned a’=415 or 440, with accompaniment of harpsichord or piano.
    1. A solo 17th- or 18th-century piece in the suite form.
    2. Two movements of a Baroque sonata.
    3. A 16th- or 17th-century piece in the form of variations or concerto.
      TRAVERSO FLUTE
      It is allowed to perform the program on the contemporary woodwind instrument (Western concert flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon).
    1. An Italian or German Baroque sonata (whole).
    2. Any selected work – solo or with accompaniment.
      RECORDER
      It is allowed to perform the program on the contemporary woodwind instrument (Western concert flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon).
    1. A late Baroque Italian sonata (Handel, Telemann, Corelli, Marcello, Valentine, etc.).
    2. Any selected flute fantasia by G. Ph. Telemann.
      BAROQUE OBOE
      It is allowed to perform the program on the contemporary woodwind instrument (Western concert flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon).
    1. A Baroque sonata (whole).
    2. A Baroque or classical concerto (1st and 2nd movements).
      LUTE
      The program (15-20 minutes) can be performed on the classical guitar or lute (Renaissance lute, Baroque lute or theorbo).
      Program for the classical guitar:
    1. Any selected work (fantasia, prelude or intabulation).
    2. Two contrasting movements of a sonata or suite.
    3. Any selected piece from the period of 16th – 21st centuries.
    4. Program for the Renaissance lute, Baroque lute or theorbo:
    5. Any selected work (fantasia, prelude or intabulation).
    6. A dance work with duple meter (for Renaissance lute and theorbo).
    7. A dance work with triple meter (for Baroque lute).
    8. Two contrasting movements of a sonata or suite (for Baroque lute).
    9. Any selected work from the period of 16th – 21st centuries.
  • BASIC EXAMS
       
      INDEPENDENT PREPARATION OF A PIECE (assigned time: one hour)
      SIGHT-READING
  • AURAL PREDISPOSITIONS TEST

 

Faculty of Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Early Music and Jazz

Field of study: INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES
Full-time 2nd cycle studies (2 years)
majors: piano, harpsichord, organ and early instruments: Baroque violin, Baroque viola, Baroque cello, viola da gamba, traverso flute, recorder, Baroque oboe, lute

 
The study program is addressed to the candidates with a diploma of the 1st cycle studies, who are knowledgeable about music and skilled in instrumental performance at the academy of music bachelor’s degree level. Each candidate is able to plan mindfully further music education, development of musical interests as well as future career path by selecting an appropriate module, that is a group of optional specialized courses. During a 2-year program, every student acquires additional skills by attending, along with obligatory courses, one module of specialized courses.

    For the piano major:
  • virtuoso,
  • chamber music,
  • jazz,
  • tuning corrector – piano tuner.
  • For the harpsichord and organ majors:
  • virtuoso,
  • chamber music.
GRADUATE PROFILE
    The graduate receives comprehensive education in art as a musician and instrumentalist with thorough theoretical and practical knowledge, able to pursue an independent stage activity. Based on the experience gained during studies, through a mindful selection of major, they can design their further career path on their own. They are prepared for enrolling in the 3rd cycle or postgraduate studies.
    Pedagogical qualification, compliant with general educational standards for the profession of a teacher, is acquired simultaneously by attending courses within Pedagogical Studies.
    The graduate of the 2nd cycle studies has the following competences:
  • based on enhanced theoretical knowledge and technical skills related to the major, the person is prepared for independent creative work in the profession of a musician – instrumentalist; he/she can interpret and perform music pieces autonomously, based on one’s own artistic ambitions and inspirations, at a high professional level and in accordance with stylistic requirements;
  • demonstrates the ability to develop and expand a wide repertoire within the major, and potentially to specialize in a chosen area; has the ability to single-handedly initiate and develop artistic projects requiring flexible thinking and creativity as a member of chamber ensembles and various types of orchestra;
  • has honed the skill of communication and cooperation when pursuing one’s goals; demonstrates the ability to consolidate knowledge and to accurately interpret complex phenomena and issues; demonstrates the ability to express opinions and to make judgments as well as correlate these opinions with reflections upon artistic or social and ethical responsibilities.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
     
  • MAJOR INSTRUMENT
       
      PIANO
    1. A classical sonata (whole).
    2. A virtuoso piece (recommended: an etude).
    3. Any selected Romantic piece.
    4. The program must be performed from memory.
      ORGAN
    1. A piece from the pre-Bach times.
    2. J. S. Bach – a large form.
    3. Any selected piece (from 19th to 21st century).
      HARPSICHORD
    1. J. S. Bach – a large form.
    2. A piece from the French Baroque period.
    3. Any selected piece.
      BAROQUE VIOLIN
      The program should be performed on a period instrument with harpsichord accompaniment.
      Any three selected sonatas or suites in various styles, including one 17th-century piece.
      BAROQUE VIOLA
      The program should be performed on a period instrument with harpsichord accompaniment.
    1. A 17th-century piece for violin and basso continuo, transcribed for viola and b.c.
    2. An 18th-century sonata or suite for violin and b.c. (or viola da gamba, or cello), transcribed for viola and b.c.
    3. G. Ph. Telemann – Concerto in G major TWV 51:G9 for viola solo, strings and b.c.
      BAROQUE CELLO
      The program should be performed on a period instrument with harpsichord accompaniment.
    1. J. S. Bach – Prelude and any two contrasting parts of a suite for cello solo (BWV 1007-1011).
    2. A 17th-century piece (solo or with basso continuo).
    3. An 18th-century sonata in a French style.
    4. An 18th-century sonata in an Italian or German style.
    5. Note that the work from point 1. of the list must be performed from memory, whereas the rest can be played from the score.
      VIOLA DA GAMBA
      The program should be performed on a period instrument with harpsichord accompaniment.
    1. One movement of a solo piece for viola da gamba.
    2. A 16th- or 17th-century piece with a variational form.
    3. An 18th-century sonata or concerto.
    4. A 17th- or 18th-century piece in a French style.
      TRAVERSO FLUTE
      The program should be performed on a period instrument with harpsichord accompaniment.
    1. A solo fantasia by G. Ph. Telemann.
    2. A French suite.
    3. An Italian or German sonata.
      RECORDER
      It is recommended that the program should be performed on the recorder, still contemporary instruments or other early woodwind instruments (flute traverso, Baroque oboe, cornett) are acceptable.
    1. Jacob van Eyck – Variations from the Der Fluiten-Lusthof collection (to choose from: Comagain, Daphne, Wat zal man op den Avond doen, Pavaen Lachrimae, Prins Robert Masco) or solo ricercata by Giovanni Bassano.
    2. An early Baroque Italian sonata (Castello, Fontana, Marini, Uccelini, etc.) or a late Baroque suite in a French style (Hotteterre, Dieupart, Dornel).
      BAROQUE OBOE
      The program should be performed on a period instrument with harpsichord accompaniment.
    1. A Baroque sonata (Italian or German – all movements).
    2. Any selected French piece from Baroque.
    3. One movement of a Baroque concerto.
      LUTE
      The performance of a solo program (about 20 minutes) on the Renaissance lute, Baroque lute or theorbo.
      Renaissance lute.
    1. Jakub Polak: Prelude or Fantasia, Courant, Volta.
    2. John Dowland: Lacrimae Pavan & Gagliard.
    3. Any selected piece based on the ostinato bass or harmony.
    4. Baroque lute
    5. Three pieces by French composers (brisé style).
    6. S. L. Weiss – four movements of any suite (Allemande – Courante – Sarabande – Gigue or Presto).
    7. Any composition based on the ostinato bass or harmony.
    8. Theorbo
    9. R. de Visée – two contrasting compositions.
    10. A. Piccinini – two contrasting compositions.
    11. G. Kapsberger – two contrasting compositions.
  • INTERVIEW covering:
    • the candidate’s motivation to continue studies;
    • focus of the candidate’s major-related interests;
    • expectations regarding chosen major;
    • plans concerning the candidate’s professional career.

 

Faculty of Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Early Music and Jazz

Field of study: INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES
Full-time 1st cycle studies (3 years)
majors: jazz instruments: piano, violin, double bass, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, percussion, guitar and bass guitar

 
The study program is addressed to musically talented candidates with a certificate of secondary education, who wish to continue their music education and above all to develop their skills in the field of a chosen instrument performance. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to play the instrument and have general music knowledge at the secondary music school level.

GRADUATE PROFILE
    The graduate receives a diploma of the 1st cycle studies in the field of a particular jazz instrument performance and is entitled to apply for the 2nd cycle studies. The graduate has qualifications for pursuing professional solo and ensemble activity as a jazz musician as well as for pursuing a teaching career at the 1st-level music schools.
    Pedagogical qualification, compliant with general educational standards for the profession of a teacher, is acquired simultaneously by attending courses within Pedagogical Studies.
    Additionally, the graduate of the 1st cycle studies has the following competences:
  • has knowledge of the basic repertoire regarding one’s major as well as technical and artistic skills enabling to convey information and artistic ideas which are comprehensible both to specialists and those unconnected to music; has knowledge and understanding of fundamental patterns underlying the art of improvisation and arrangement; possesses elementary skills of creating and developing music at the level allowing the musician to depart from notated scores;
  • can freely and creatively make use of the means of artistic creation within one’s major and is able to apply acquired knowledge of harmony and music arrangement as well as broadly understood cultural context for the sake of their own artistic concepts; with the latest artistic trends in mind, one can prepare a rendition of a music piece and perform it in public; has necessary skills to participate in joint artistic projects within jazz ensembles;
  • possesses the ability to communicate and collaborate with others in order to prepare joint projects.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • MAJOR EXAM
      MAJOR INSTRUMENT – All jazz specializations
    1. Two jazz standards varying in style, performed with rhythm section (the candidate is allowed to use their own rhythm section).
    2. Any selected piece.
    3. Total duration of the whole program should be no longer than 15 minutes.
  • BASIC EXAM
       
      SIGHT-READING
  • TEST IN AURAL TRAINING SKILLS

 

Faculty of Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Early Music and Jazz

Field of study: INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES
Full-time 2nd cycle studies (2 years)
majors: jazz instruments: piano, electronic keyboard instruments, violin, electric guitar, bass guitar, double bass, saxophone, trombone, trumpet and drum set

 
The study program is addressed to the candidates with a 1st cycle studies diploma, who are knowledgeable about music and skilled in instrumental performance at the academy of music bachelor’s degree level. Each candidate is able to mindfully plan their own music education, development of musical interests and further professional career by choosing a module, i.e. a group of optional specialized courses. Each student develops additional skills by attending optional specialized courses.

GRADUATE PROFILE
    The graduate receives a diploma of the 2nd cycle studies in instrumental performance in their own major and can hone their skills during postgraduate or 3rd cycle studies. The graduate has qualifications to pursue solo and ensemble artistic activity and to lead a didactic activity in the 1st- and 2nd-level music schools.
    Pedagogical qualification, compliant with general educational standards for the profession of a teacher, is acquired simultaneously by attending courses within Pedagogical Studies.
    The graduate of the 2nd cycle studies possesses the following competences:
  • based on enhanced theoretical knowledge and technical skills related to the major, the person is prepared for autonomous creative work in the profession of a musician – instrumentalist; he/she can design and develop artistic projects in the field of jazz music and related genres (often in connection with other disciplines) and can pursue various ensemble activities in a mindful and responsible manner;
  • demonstrates the ability to develop and expand a wide repertoire within the major, has a deep understanding of mutual relations between theoretical and practical aspects of music education, is able to consolidate knowledge and has the skill to accurately interpret complex phenomena and problems; he/she demonstrates the ability to express opinions and make judgments and to associate them with reflections upon artistic or social and ethical responsibilities;
  • has the skill of developing artistic relations between co-performers of a musical work while giving the priority to ensemble performance, with regard to all aspects of a joint interpretation as well as music aesthetics and artistic personalities of all performers.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • MAJOR INSTRUMENT
      Solo recital or a presentation with a musical ensemble, including improvisations based on the style of performed music genres (duration: 15 – 20 minutes). Sight-reading including improvisation.
  • INTERVIEW
      covering:
    1. artistic profile of the candidate;
    2. the candidate’s motivation behind their selection of studies;
    3. the candidate’s knowledge of contemporary music culture issues;
    4. the candidate’s plans concerning further artistic development.

 

Instrumental Faculty

Field of study: INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES
Full-time 1st cycle studies (3 years)
majors: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, tuba, trombone, trumpet, percussion, harp, guitar, accordion

 
The study program is addressed to musically talented candidates with a certificate of secondary education who want to continue their music education and develop their skills in the field of a chosen instrument performance. Candidates must demonstrate both the ability to play the instrument and general music knowledge at the level of a secondary music school.

GRADUATE PROFILE
    The graduate receives a diploma of the 1st cycle studies in a chosen instrument performance and is entitled to apply for the 2nd cycle studies. The graduate has necessary qualifications to work as a musician – instrumentalist: soloist and chamber musician, as well as an instructor giving classes in primary music schools.
    Pedagogical qualification, compliant with general educational standards for the profession of a teacher, is acquired simultaneously by attending courses within Pedagogical Studies.
    The graduate of the 1st cycle studies possesses the following competences:
  • has knowledge of basic repertoire related to his/her major as well as performance and artistic skills enabling him/her to convey information and artistic ideas understandable to specialists and those unconnected with music;
  • can freely and creatively use the means of artistic expression within his/her major; can apply acquired knowledge of history of music, literature and broadly understood cultural context to develop his/her own artistic ideas; with the latest artistic trends in mind, he/she is able to prepare an interpretation of a musical piece and perform it in public; has the ability to develop joint artistic projects in chamber ensembles and various types of orchestra;
  • has communication skills and ability to cooperate with other artists in order to develop joint projects.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • MAJOR EXAM
    MAJOR INSTRUMENT

    Performance of the program at the level of a secondary music school diploma.

       
      VIOLIN
    1. J. S. Bach – two movements of a chosen sonata and a partita for violin solo.
    2. One caprice.
    3. A concerto (1st movement, or 2nd and 3rd ones).
      VIOLA
    1. J. S. Bach – two movements of a chosen cello suite (transcribed for viola solo), or J. S. Bach – two movements of a chosen sonata or partita for violin solo (transcribed for viola solo).
    2. One caprice.
    3. A concerto (1st movement, or 2nd and 3rd ones).
    4. The program should be performed on viola. The Faculty Recruitment Board may allow to perform the program on the violin upon the request of the candidate who declares to take up studies in the major of viola (and meets all other requirements specified in the recruitment rules and regulations).
      CELLO
    1. J. S. Bach – one part of a suite for cello solo.
    2. A caprice – A. Piatti, or a double stops etude.
    3. Two contrasting movements of a sonata or concerto (1st movement with cadenza, or 2nd and 3rd ones).
      DOUBLE BASS
    1. Two parallel scales (major-minor), passages.
    2. A virtuoso piece (etude, caprice, tarantella or variations).
    3. Two movements of a sonata.
    4. A concerto (1st and 2nd movements, or 2nd and 3rd ones).
    5. A cantilena piece.
      WIND INSTRUMENTS
      (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba)
    1. Major and minor scales in different variants.
    2. One/two technical piece(s) (etude, caprice).
    3. A concerto or sonata.
    4. Any selected work.
      GUITAR
    1. One sonata.
    2. Two etudes involving various technical issues.
    3. A Baroque piece (recommended J. S. Bach).
    4. Any two selected works.
      HARP
    1. A concerto for harp (1st movement).
    2. A concert etude.
    3. A Baroque piece.
    4. A sonata, suite or fantasia.
      PERCUSSION
    1. Two works for melodic instruments: one for vibraphone and one for marimba or xylophone.
    2. A transcription of one melodic work from Baroque or Classicism.
    3. Kettle drums – tremolo and one piece (solo or with accompaniment).
    4. Snare drum – tremolo and one piece (solo or with accompaniment).
    5. A drum set – any selected piece.
      ACCORDION
    1. A work by a Baroque composer, involving a 3-/4-part fugue.
    2. A sonata by D. Scarlatti.
    3. Original cyclical work or variations (in full).
    4. Any two selected pieces, including one virtuoso piece.
    5. One of the chosen works must be an original accordion composition.
      The program must be performed from memory.
  • BASIC EXAMS
       
      INDEPENDENT PREPARATION OF A PIECE (assigned time: one hour)
      SIGHT-READING
  • AURAL PREDISPOSITIONS TEST

 

Instrumental Faculty

Field of study: INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES
Full-time 2nd cycle studies (2 years)
majors: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, tuba, trombone, trumpet, percussion, harp, guitar, accordion

 
The study program is addressed to the candidates with a 1st cycle studies diploma, who are knowledgeable about music and skilled in instrumental performance at the academy of music bachelor’s degree level. Each candidate is able to mindfully plan their own music education, development of musical interests and further professional career by choosing a module, i.e. a group of optional specialized courses. Each student develops additional skills by attending one of the modules with specialized courses, along with obligatory courses, over the two-year period of education.

    Within all majors, the candidate can choose one of the following modules with specialized courses:
  • virtuoso,
  • chamber music,
  • orchestral (excluding accordion and guitar),
  • jazz (excluding harp).
GRADUATE PROFILE
    The graduate receives a diploma of the 2nd cycle studies in instrumental performance in a given major and can master their skills during postgraduate or 3rd cycle studies. The graduate is a comprehensively-educated artist – musician and instrumentalist – with broad theoretical and practical knowledge sufficient to pursue an autonomous concert activity. Based on gained experience, through a mindful choice of major, one can independently plan their further professional career.
    Pedagogical qualification, compliant with general educational standards for the profession of a teacher, is acquired simultaneously by attending courses within Pedagogical Studies.
    The graduate of the 2nd cycle studies possesses the following competences:
  • based on enhanced theoretical knowledge and technical skills related to the major, the person is prepared for autonomous creative work in the profession of a musician – instrumentalist; he/she can independently interpret and perform music pieces, based on their own artistic ambitions and inspirations, at a high professional level and in accordance with stylistic requirements;
  • demonstrates the ability to develop and expand a wide repertoire within the major and potentially to specialize in a chosen field; has the ability to single-handedly initiate and develop artistic projects requiring flexible thinking and creativity as a member of chamber ensembles and various types of orchestra;
  • has honed the skill of communication and cooperation when pursuing their goals; demonstrates the ability to consolidate knowledge and to accurately interpret complex phenomena and issues; demonstrates the ability to express opinions and to make judgments as well as associate them with reflections upon artistic or social and ethical responsibilities.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • MAJOR EXAM
     
    MAJOR INSTRUMENT
       
      VIOLIN, VIOLA*, CELLO
    1. A caprice or etude solo played from memory.
    2. Two movements of a cyclical piece for a solo instrument (sonata, partita or suite) played from memory.
    3. First movement of a concerto (or second and third movements) with piano accompaniment, played from memory; or the first movement of a sonata with piano (from Classicism to contemporary times) – it is permitted to play it from the score.
    4. Selected works must represent three different musical styles.
      * The program must be performed on viola. The Faculty Recruitment Board may give their consent to perform it on the violin, pursuant to the request submitted by the candidate applying to major in viola performance (on the condition that the candidate meets all other requirements specified in the recruitment regulations).
      DOUBLE BASS
    1. A concerto with piano accompaniment (whole).
    2. Any selected piece with piano accompaniment.
    3. The program must be performed from memory.
      WIND INSTRUMENTS
      (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, French horn, tuba)
    1. Three pieces in different styles and forms, one of which has to be played from memory.
      PERCUSSION
    1. Five pieces in different styles: one for each of the following instruments: marimba, vibraphone, snare drum, kettle drums, drum set (including one obligatory transcription of J. S. Bach’s works).
      GUITAR
    1. A chosen larger form written after 1800 (sonata, suite or variations).
    2. Any selected etude.
    3. An early music piece.
    4. A contemporary music piece (written after 1900).
    5. Any selected musical miniature.
    6. The program must be performed from memory.
      HARP
    1. A virtuoso etude.
    2. Concerto or sonata (19th – 20th century).
    3. A cadenza from a symphonic or operatic work.
    4. Any selected piece.
      ACCORDION
    1. A piece of a Baroque composer including a 3-/4-part fugue.
    2. D. Scarlatti – sonata.
    3. An original cyclical piece or variations (whole).
    4. Two selected pieces, including one of a virtuoso character.
    5. One of the pieces from point 4. must be a composition written originally for accordion. The program must be performed from memory.
  • INTERVIEW
    covering:
    1. the candidate’s motivation to continue studies;
    2. focus of the candidate’s major-related interests;
    3. expectations regarding chosen major;
    4. plans concerning the candidate’s professional career.

 

Faculty of Vocal and Acting Performance

Field of study: VOCAL STUDIES
Full-time 1st cycle studies (4 years)
majors: vocal and acting performance

 
The study program is addressed to secondary school graduates (of high schools, technical schools, music schools) who successfully passed secondary school-leaving exams, have vocal and acting predispositions and are interested in developing their skills.

GRADUATE PROFILE
    The offer of the 1st cycle studies is addressed to talented graduates of secondary comprehensive and music schools, with musical talent and intellectual potential. The aim of the 1st cycle studies is to prepare students for work in the professions directly connected with singing in musical theatres. Completion of the studies enables the graduate to undertake a job in cultural institutions, to organize events, to host concerts and work with young people within art classes.
    Pedagogical qualification, compliant with general educational standards for the profession of a teacher, is acquired simultaneously by attending courses within Pedagogical Studies.
    The graduate of the 1st cycle studies possesses the following competences:
  • has theoretical knowledge and skills allowing him/her to design and develop his/her own artistic ideas; has theoretical knowledge of history of music; is familiar with musical styles and related performance traditions; is familiar with elementary vocal repertoire;
  • has the ability to effectively practice his/her vocal technique and hence the potential of artistic development through his/her own independent work; demonstrates the ability to work in a group and develop joint artistic projects; has basic theoretical knowledge of physiology, anatomy and hygiene of the voice apparatus; has the skill of aural recognition of a musical material, is able to memorize it and make free use of it; has basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills of acting, stage diction and stage movement, which enables him/her to perform artistic tasks on stage; has the ability to create a stage image relevant to a given artistic undertaking; has basic knowledge of the Italian language and other foreign languages, which enables him/her to memorize and properly interpret works from the world vocal literature;
  • shows creativity, ability to plan and effectively communicate with others; is able to think flexibly and to formulate his/her own ideas.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • MAJOR EXAM
       
      SOLO SINGING
      Candidates have to prepare at least three vocal pieces with accompaniment (preferably two arias and one song, or one aria and two songs). The exam is held in two stages: 1st stage – candidates perform two works, 2nd stage – also two works (one of which may be the same as in 1st stage). Piano scores of performed works should be submitted before the exam.
  • BASIC EXAMS
       
      ACTING AND MOVEMENT PREDISPOSITIONS TEST
      Candidates should prepare one short poem and short prose (3 minutes – 1 page).
      For the dance and movement test, candidates should bring a gym outfit and proper shoes.
      AURAL PREDISPOSITIONS TEST
      Candidates who completed either primary or secondary music schools will be tested accordingly to their prior education.

 

Faculty of Vocal and Acting Performance

Field of study: VOCAL STUDIES
Full-time 2nd cycle studies (2 years)
majors: vocal and acting performance

 
The offer of 2nd cycle studies is addressed to gifted graduates of the 1st cycle studies, with a particular vocal talent, substantial knowledge of music, as well as high artistic and intellectual potential, ensuring best results in the course of theoretical and practical training. The objective of the 2nd cycle studies is to prepare students for autonomous artistic activity. The graduate is ready to pursue stage and concert activity as a solo singer and to collaborate within vocal, operatic, operetta or oratorio ensembles.

GRADUATE PROFILE
    The graduate receives a diploma of the 2nd cycle studies in vocal performance and can master one’s skills during postgraduate or 3rd cycle studies. One has practical skills necessary to pursue an independent artistic activity. The graduate is prepared – as a soloist – to pursue stage and concert activity in collaboration with vocal, operatic and oratorio ensembles. He/she is also qualified to teach in the 2nd-level music schools. The graduate is able to design and develop their own artistic concepts. Based on the experience gained during studies and through a mindful selection of the major, they can plan their further professional career.
    Pedagogical qualification, compliant with general educational standards for the profession of a teacher, is acquired simultaneously by attending courses within Pedagogical Studies.
    The graduate of the 2nd cycle studies possesses the following competences:
  • has a highly-developed artistic personality, which – thanks to extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills – enables them to create and develop their own artistic concepts; possesses a deepened theoretical knowledge of broadly understood vocal literature and of its relations with other disciplines;
  • has the ability to perform a wide vocal repertoire; demonstrates ease of interpretation, supported by knowledge of musical styles and performance traditions; has the ability to work in a team and to cooperate with others within joint artistic projects; has the ability to present their artistic concepts and programs in public, to establish contact with the audience through evocative and compelling conveyance of ideas behind musical works; has the ability to memorize and publicly present a vocal part in a theatrical work (opera, operetta) or stage work (cantata, oratorio, song cycle);
  • exhibits creativity and independence in formulating thoughts and beliefs, and the skill of criticism and self-assessment; demonstrates the ability to develop elaborate verbal presentations in writing and speech on the topics related to the major.
ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • SOLO SINGING
    The candidate performs four selected pieces.
     
  • INTERVIEW
    covering:
    1. the candidate’s motivation to continue studies;
    2. focus of the candidate’s major-related interests;
    3. expectations regarding chosen major;
    4. plans concerning the candidate’s professional career.

 

Faculty of Vocal and Acting Performance

Field of study: VOCAL STUDIES
Part-time studies (3 months)
STUDIES WITHIN THE EUROPEAN OPERA ACADEMY

 
The study program is conducted within the European Opera Academy modules, also available as part of the Erasmus+ exchange program.

In September 2016, the international opera project named “European Opera Academy” was launched. It was initiated by the Conservatory of Maastricht. This educational platform combines an exchange of experiences in the field of opera and contemporary theatre with the development of individual needs and talents of participating students. It offers exceptional training opportunities through varied teaching modules in selected higher music education institutions all over Europe.

The study program is addressed to students and graduates of higher music education schools with a diploma of the 1st cycle or 2nd cycle studies, who aim to develop their practical knowledge and skills in terms of stage arrangement of an operatic part.

In the academic year of 2018/2019, the program of the European Opera Academy gives students an opportunity to gain experience with a professional preparation of a selected role from the Flis opera by Stanisław Moniuszko under supervision of renowned specialists, and next to perform it on stage during the show.

ENTRANCE EXAM

Candidates are qualified for studies by a group of pedagogues on the grounds of submitted video materials. Detailed information on the requirements regarding video materials is given on the www.europeanopera.academy website. Recruitment process for all available modules of the European Opera Academy is conducted via an application form posted on the www.europeanopera.academy website, in accordance with the rules and regulations given therein.