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This study programme is only available in German.
In the master programme bass tuba students consolidate their knowledge in the fields of solo, chamber music and orchestral literature. Special emphasis is put on chamber music and ensemble play. Teachers of international renown guarantee an education that is oriented on the highest level of artistic performance. Students will expand their musical repertory and will be able to reflect on the artistic or scholarly aspects of the instrumental study programme. In addition to a profound specialisation they acquire the ability to perform at a high artistic level. The stage experience gained enables them to play in various ensembles. Their qualification enables them to work in the musical occupational fields of orchestra, chamber music and solo play and they will be prepared for playing concerts in an ideal way.
The instrumental studies programme “Bass Tuba” provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the relevant instrument (bass tuba), all of which are required for a professional musical career. Through involvement with the artistic and intellectual aspects of music universal and practice-based competency will be achieved.
In the master programme four compulsory courses in the central artistic subject bass tuba must be studied. Other compulsory subjects are chamber music, coaching and orchestra. Elective subjects are aural training, women in music and gender studies, orchestra studies, mental training, breathing and movement training and Alexander technique, historical performance practice, study of notation, cultural work and project planning, public relations and journalism, and diploma seminar. One of the following focuses must be chosen: studio of early music, studio of new music, chamber music or collateral musicology. It is recommended to write an artistic master thesis. Alternatively an academic master thesis can be written. The degree programme concludes with a master examination before a committee in the central artistic subject.
Students who have not studied a bachelor programme in bass tuba in at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz have to audition.