NB: A knowledge of Swedish is a general eligibility requirement in Sweden for studies at post-secondary level.
Performance – Early Music (KMH-60000)
This programme deals with the classical repertoire from medieval times down to and including the early Romantic period, addressing relation to historical performing practice and the interpretation of music on authentic instruments and with historical playing/singing techniques.
At least half of the programme consists of obligatory studies of the main subject (main instrument or equivalent) and courses relating to the main instrument, e.g. ensemble playing at your own level or genre-deepening courses.
To these are added obligatory subsidiary subjects, such as music theory, music and society and media courses. The programme includes a 15 ECTS independent assignment in the main subject (a concert or a corresponding artistic performance together with written reflections on music in an artistic perspective).
Elective courses are also included. These can take the form of in-depth studies of the main subject or a broadening of your competence within the framework of available KMH courses. Workshops and seminars led by visiting teachers, both national and international, are organised regularly.
The studies can include coaching/rehearsal together with various instruments, chamber music for the varying forces of the repertoire, seminars (performing practice, profession studies, instrumental studies) and work placement with ensembles and musical institutions outside KMH. As a chordal instrumentalist, you are taught both solo and continuo performance on your main instrument.
You can study the following instruments: recorder, flauto traverso, Baroque oboe, Baroque bassoon, cornett, sackbut (Baroque trombone), Baroque violin, Baroque viola, Baroque cello, viola da gamba, violone, Baroque lute, Renaissance lute, theorbo, Baroque guitar, harpsichord, organ or singing (all types of voice, countertenor included).
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