- Course type: Elective course.
- Year of study: Two semesters, fall and spring.
- Final assessment: Assessment from course instructor.
- Prerequisites: The 20 variant is a prerequisite for the 21 variant.
- Language of instruction: Norwegian or English.
During the course the students rehearse and perform a wide repertoire with numerous singers and instrumentalists.
The course is open to pianists in the MAUT concentration solo/chamber music and to third or fourth year students in the KAUT and KAMP programmes.
Course coordinator: Matti Hirvonen.
Upon completion of the course students are expected to
- demonstrate abilities of cooperation and interaction
- have insight into the rehearsal work required by pianist and fellow musician
- be familiar with a wide repertoire which can be communicated in various performance situations
- have knowledge and experience in different work situations of a pianist
The basic content is repertoire playing, with rehearsals and prima vista.
Other relevant content is active listening during accompaniment instruction / collaborative piano sessions and teaching pupils from the talent development programme.
The student will have one principal teacher who is a pianist, and instruction/guidance / instructive listening with teachers in vocal, string and wind subjects.
The course is organized into individual lessons and group instruction within a framework of 30 minutes per student per week for 24 weeks. Students are expected to put in a significant portion of independent work. Parts of the teaching can be organized differently if appropriate.
- Students will participate in at least 2 concerts and 2-4 masterclasses with the talent development programme at the Academy.
- Students must provide an overview of the repertoire studied and performed during the course (approx. 20-30 minutes in length).
Deadline: All course requirements must be approved by 15 May in the second semester of studies.
All course requirements must be fulfilled and approved before the student is given a final assessment.
Assessment is based on learning objectives. The final assessment is given as a pass/fail mark, which is determined by the course instructor based on each student’s level of achievement throughout the course period.
In the case of re-assessment, the student must play a concert with 15-20 minutes of new repertoire.