Master profile, Principal Instruments in Historical Perspective

In today’s concert practice, performers almost automatically choose the instruments intended by the composer of the piece at hand. Many orchestras and ensembles simply assume that, in addition to modern instruments, musicians are also able to perform on historical instruments. In fact, these skills are increasingly part of audition procedures. This degree programme is for students who wish to learn both a modern instrument and its historical counterpart(s). Admission requirements include a bachelor degree in the principal instrument and a potential master level on both instrument types.

The frequency, time, and amount of repertoire are relative to the number of historical variants of the principal instrument. Various specialists give lessons in the principal subject. Students are required to participate in the (orchestral) projects of both the Classical and the Early Music Departments. Theoretical schooling is related to the repertoire and the instruments, with students permitted to enrol in subsidiary subjects at the Early Music Department, or subsidiary subjects such as Thorough Bass Performance and Tuning & Temperament. A research project is an important part of this master’s degree programme.

* bachelor's degree in the principal instrument
* potential master level on both instrument types

Principal subject and related instrumental lessons: 70
Ensembles, orchestra, projects, internships: 10
Research: 10
Electives:
* mandatory: Tuning & Temperament: 10
* other electives: 10
Individual credits: 10

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