BA in Classical Singing

The course helps students prepare for their role as a teacher. Its goal is to map out this task, to increase self-awareness, to understand and interiorize this role and to initiate taking on this task.
Head of program: 
Prof. Dr. Tamás Lakner
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  • Application procedure
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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Degree
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Singing
Duration of training
3 years (6 semesters)
Language of instruction
English
Deadline of application
07/15/2020
Next starting date
09/01/2020
Fees
Tuition fee: EUR 3,500 / sem.
Application fee: EUR 100
Registration fee:
Intake
Fall

The course helps students prepare for their role as a teacher. Its goal is to map out this task, to increase self-awareness, to understand and interiorize this role and to initiate taking on this task. It is important for students to interpret the activities, pedagogical roles and tasks in a pedagogical environment, from the teacher's perspective. Students should learn that motivation, evaluation, the environment, the relationship with parents, the planning of the pedagogical process, and the adaptive change of all these in the real situation, are essential tools for the role of music teacher. They need to understand that preparing for this task requires serious concentration, commitment and preparation. This requires self-knowledge, self-reflection, self-acceptance, balanced psychological immunity, professional, pedagogical and psychological knowledge. The backbone of the course is the processing of students' views on the subject of education, which should be replaced by a well-established professional knowledge of the role of the teacher.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

The entrance exam requires personal attendance, or an external examination can be arranged for a larger group, as decided by the leaders of the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts. In special cases, faculty leadership may waive personal appearance.

Parts of the exam:

1. Aptitude test (music and theory)

2. Practical examination of the main subject

 

1. Parts of the aptitude test

 

Musical and theoretical aptitude test

  • Solfeggio written exam

- Musical notation of 7-8 beats of a Renaissance or Baroque period, two-part piece in treble and bass clef, based on 6-8 dictations

- Musical notation of an excerpt from a one-part 20th century piece, based on dictation

 

  • Solfeggio oral exam

- sight reading on the difficulty level of the maturation exam of secondary music education

 

  • Music theory written exam

- musical notation of an excerpt from a Bach choral piece, based on piano dictation. Soprano and bass parts to be notated, chords to be represented in figured bass or scale degree notation

- developing a harmony exercise based on numbered bass.

 

  • Music theory oral exam

- knowledge of Viennese classical harmony and format. Triads and quadrants with their translations, simpler delays, typical alterations

- knowledge and recognition of classical forms and forming principles

 

  • Folk music

- Singing and analysing 30 freely chosen folk songs from the folk music of the applicant’s own nation. The scores shall be made available to the committee.

 

  • Music literature oral exam

- general knowledge of music literature. Chronological knowledge, knowledge of major genres, forms and styles

- career orientation interview

 

  • Compulsory piano admission requirements (except for piano programme)

- two Bach pieces

- a movement from a classic sonata or sonatina

- a Bartók piece

- a performance piece

 

  • Comprehension interview

During the interview, applicants display their ability to interpret texts, and their speaking and communication skills, as well as their presumed career aptitude and musical literacy are assessed.

 

2. Main subject practical exam

 

  • Singing

- a baroque song or aria

- a classical song or aria

- two songs from the Romantic period

- a 20th/21st century Hungarian song

- a folk song adaptation (freely chosen)

 

The pieces should be performed in the original language without the use of sheet music.

 

Application requirements: doctor’s certificate from an ENT specialist regarding the health of the applicant’s vocal organs.

 

PARTS OF THE ENTRANCE EXAM AND THEIR EVALUATION:

 

Assessment of the aptitude test: "passed" or "failed".

 

Main subject practical exam: a maximum of 200 points can be achieved, which is doubled.

1st semester
Chamber Music (Contemporary Music Practice)
Voice Health Studies
Folk Music
2nd semester
Practice with Répétiteur
Foreign Language for Singers
Repertoire Studies
3rd semester
Professional Methodology
Hungarian and Universal Music History
Solfeggio
4th semester
Music Theory
Piano
Choir / Orchestra
5th semester
Social Psychology
Teaching Profession
Ethics
6th semester
Voice Part Rehearsal
Diploma Concert

Ms. Beáta SERES
International Relations Coordinator 
E-mail: seres.beata@pte.hu