Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Church Music Department

CHURCH MUSIC - church music - repeated enrolment mode, first-cycle

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: og√≥lnoakademicki Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2020-08-01 to 2020-08-31 23:59:00

Language

Polish

Description

BA studies in the Major of Church Music cover multi-scope education, preparing students for the function of an organist musician responsible for the whole setting of a liturgy and practical rendering of all necessary elements as required by relevant liturgical rules and traditions. The Major and basic module covers, among others:

  • learning to play the organ – allowing to present stylistically varied solo organ pieces from different periods, with special reference to compositions inspired by liturgy,
  • organ improvisation and liturgy accompaniment – developing liturgy accompaniment shaping skills in different styles, learning and practical rendering of improvised forms applied in a liturgy,
  • conducting – preparing for work with vocal ensembles (one-voice and multi-voice), choir, liturgical schola – allowing to practically learn the repertoire of vocal and vocal-and-instrumental music which is representative for the Major of studies,
  • voice production – allowing to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in voice production as needed to conduct diverse ensembles of singers.

Students also have an option to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the Gregorian history and semiology, performance principles of Gregorian singing, history of music and music literature with special attention paid to Polish music, theology and liturgy – especially in reference to the liturgy music law.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.

Tests

  • performing a programme varied in terms of style and form on the organ – sending an audio-video recording
  • conducting a four-voice choir piece from church music literature – sending an audio-video recording
  • performing an aria or a church song – sending an audio-video recording
  • organ accompaniment to selected church song – sending an audio-video recordiing

Scope of material

  • organ
    • performing a stylistically and formally varied programme on the organ
  • conducting and voice production
    • conducting (from memory) a four-voice choir piece from church music literature
    • performing an aria or a church song with piano accompaniment (accompanist at candi-date’s disposal)
  • organ improvisation and liturgy accompaniment
    • organ accompaniment to selected church song – two different stanzas of a song (if possible – considering texture differences)

Date of exams

14.09.2020 - 18.09.2020 (on-line)