Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Church Music Department

CHURCH MUSIC - Organist, second-cycle

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: og√≥lnoakademicki Duration: 2 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2020-05-01 to 2020-06-20 23:59:00

Language

Polish

Description

MA studies in the Major of Church Music allow for widening the basic competencies in this field, acquired during BA studies. Teaching contents refer to the specificity of the major covering three areas – organ playing (instrumental studies), conducting and liturgical monody. Thanks to a number of practical and theoretical subjects students have an option to widen their knowledge of specialist music literature (organ, choir, vocal and chamber music) as part of a liturgy and outside of it. They can develop their skills in organ playing, liturgical accompaniment and piano improvisation in a liturgy in different forms and styles, and Gregorian chorale. The aim of MA studies is also to prepare graduates for performing the role of artistic managers of diverse vocal ensembles, cooperating with other musicians as part of liturgical forms, and to obtain competencies to unassistedly prepare and carry out a full setting of a liturgy according to the requirements of the liturgical law and on the basis of the best music literature models.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.

Tests

  • organ with test of liturgy accompaniment skills – sending audio-video recordings
  • choir conducting, voice production – sending audio-video recordings
  • interview – online (using the ZOOM app)

Scope of material

  • organ with test of liturgy accompaniment skills – sending an audio-video recording (performance on a classical or electric organ, the film frame must show a candidate in such a way that his/her unambiguous visual identification is possible):
    • o performing the candidate-prepared solo programme, stylistically or formally varied, with a high difficulty level (presentation up to 20 minutes) – if technical capacities allow it – the programme should be recorded continuously (only with breaks between separate pieces),
    • harmonisation of two stanzas of a candidate-selected church song with an introduction and a diversified texture/harmony,
  • choir conducting – sending audio-video recordings (conducting an accompanist, a recording available on the internet or a CD; the film frame must show a candidate’s movement apparatus in such a way that his/her unambiguous visual identification is possible):
    • vocal-and-instrumental piece or vocal a capella piece,
  • voice production – sending an audio-video recording (singing with an accompanist, with background music available on the internet or a capella, the film frame must show a candidate in such a way that his/her unambiguous visual identification is possible):
    • performing a vocal part from any church music piece,
  • interview – an online connection at a set time (the link will be sent by email to the address given by a candidate).

Date of exams

01.07.2020 - 06.07.2020 (on-line)

Additional documents

26.06.2020: candidates must submit an electronic version of scores of pieces performed on the organ, scores of the conducted piece and the sung piece to the following address: muzykakoscielna@chopin.edu.pl