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Institute of Music

The role of the Institute of Music of the University of Nyíregyháza in teacher training looks back on 50 years of tradition.
The department, established in 1969, exclusively dealt with teacher training for 20 years. Since 1989, choir directors have been trained. Uniquely in the whole of Hungary, folk music teachers have also been trained since 1991, that is, for almost two decades.
Although the training stucture has changed several times in that period, following changes in the education policies, the Institute of Music continues to be a powerful training unit in the following two teaching master courses and one BA course:
the Department of Music in charge of teaching music and music culture at undergraduate level;
the Department of Folk Music, dealing with teachers of folk music and folklore;
The faculty of the Institute consists of highly qualified teachers who deal with research and are at the same time preformers of musical and vocal art and who are in possession of DLA and PhD degrees, and who have won various awards and prizes in performing arts.

Study programme Music Culture BA

The aim of the study programme Music Culture BA is to train music experts who are able to meet the requirements of art dissemination in music in good taste and with creative decisiveness with their theoretical and practical proficiency, their knowledge about cultural and art institutional system. The music courses in the programme are based on the Kodály Concept. Students will acquire sufficient knowledge of Hungarian music life and will be able to perform choral vocal tasks in professional vocal choirs.
Specialization: Specialization in choral singing is available with professional traineeship for 5 semesters. The place of the art traineeship is at the music workshop, Cantemus Mixed Choir, which has become world-famous following the principles of Zoltán Kodály’s music education. Conductor: Soma Szabó

The practical examination material can be accessed at the link below:

You need to complete 180 credits to the Bachelor’s degree.

Information about the English programmes of the University of Nyíregyháza:

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Programme structure

Names of major subjects based on the curriculum:

Music History

History of Art

Music Theory

Music skill-training


Conducting practice

Obligatory piano

Voice Training


Names of major subjects based on the curriculum:

Major courses: Music History, Solfège – Music theory, Conducting practice, Piano, Voice Training

Specialization in Choral conducting, choral singing 60 credits: Choral music literature, Choral Voice Training, Oratorical literature, Art Practice

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States