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Musical Culture

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Overview

The Department of Music offers a six-semester music culture degree programme, where students study and experience a blend of Hungarian music education tradition and a 21th century approach to music education and performance practice.
Our activities and curriculum are based on a fusion of traditional and contemporary values. Deeply enrooted in the rich Hungarian music education tradition, focusing especially on the concepts and practices of Zoltan Kodaly – articulated in our solfege, folk music, choral classes – we also bring individual/group performance skills to full development. through our individual instrumental and vocal studio lessons.
Besides offering instrumental and vocal specialisation (piano, organ, violin, flute and other instruments of the symphonic orchestra), students have the opportunity to sing in a world-class choir, to play in a light-music band and chamber music ensembles, or to learn how to lead a choir.
We are proud of our acclaimed faculty: international solo and chamber concertists, prize winner composers/choir leaders, applauded theatre music specialists, music historians.
The specialisation in Computer Music, built around always-updated, contemporary topics provides students all the essential knowledge and skills for a contemporary musicianship.
The agenda of activities provides information, data on computer music notation, electronic music, sound recording techniques, moreover, students can practice and complete their knowledge directly at our local, institutional TV and radio studios
Upon completion of the degree, students can either pursue their studies on Masters level, or get employed by artistic institutions, play/sing in either amateur or professional music ensembles (orchestras, choirs), or work at tv/radio stations.

In case of choosing the field of music education, our graduates will be able to enrich their future teaching practices by the unique values of Hungarian music pedagogy.
The admission procedure consits of the following parts:
- 20-30 minutes long online interview (via Skype or GoogleChat)
The Centre for International Relations will contact all applicants to set up a suitable time for the online interview (Skype, GoogleChat). Applicants will be interviewed by appointed staff members from the Department and the Centre for International Relations. Professors will check the applicant’s preliminary knowledge of the chosen study area and motivation. The Centre for International Relations will check the language skills and intercultural competences of the applicant.
The admission decision is based on the following results:
- result of previous studies (max. 20 points)
- CV, motivation letter (max. 20 points)
- online interview (max. 60 points)
Minimum admission requirements: 60 points. Those applicants who gain less than 5 points in any section of the admission procedure will be rejected.

Programme structure

Basic Training: 74 crs
Core Training: 34 crs
Optional Courses and Student Research Societies: 9 crs
Degree Thesis: 10 crs
Specialisation in Computer Music: 50 crs
Major learning areas:
1) music performance subjects: instrumental/vocal training, solo and group, choir/chamber singing, chamber music, ensemble performance, score-reading
2) subjects of artistic theory: e.g. music theory, folk music, music theory, thesis work, music research methodology, music terminology, light music
3) music education subjects: e.g. music pedagogical studies and event management, concert pedagogy, field practice
4) computer music subjects: e.g. form and analysis, organology, computer music notation, electronic music, musical theatre literature, orchestration, music technology

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States