Certificate of Performance (CoP)

Certificate of Performance

for conductors, composers, instrumentalists and singers

CONTACTS

Student Affairs Office (Studienreferat)
Johannesgasse 4a
A-1010 Wien
3rd floor | rooms 3.19 and 3.20
Tel.: +43 1 512 77 47-200
Mail: studieninfo(at)muk.ac.at


TEACHERS

The academic certificate programme can be undertaken with all MUK-Uni-teachers.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Duration:     2 Semester
Degree:        Certificate
Tuition fees: EUR 2.750,-/Semester for solo musicians
                   EUR 2.750,-/Semester for ensembles
                   + EUR 300,-/further ensemble members
                   (e.g. piano trio: € 2.750,- + € 300,- + € 300,- = € 3.350,- total)

The programme is spread over two semesters and is split into the following modules:
    -   Principal Study
    -   Additional Artistic Practice
    -   Portfolio Development
    -   Mentoring and Reflection


PROGRAMME AIMS

For musicians, the ongoing development of artistic skills and the honing of one’s creative personality are basic requirements in order to be able to meet the constantly changing demands of performing and the concert world.

Through the academic certificate programme Certificate of Performance, the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna is offering tailor-made, high-level professional training to musicians who are looking to acquire an additional qualification suited to their needs.

This course is aimed primarily at graduates of music colleges and conservatoires and at ensembles (pre-formed chamber groups) who are looking to develop and/or specialise their artistic skills.

The individual needs and goals of the course participants form the central starting point for the programme structure. Through discussing and agreeing aims with teaching staff in advance, a focused course of study and the achievement of learning outcomes are guaranteed.

Examples of students' aims might include:
    -   Development of instrumental / vocal skills
    -   Expanding and deepening stylistic and repertoire knowledge
        (repertoire work)
    -   Preparation for orchestral auditions / audition training
    -   Preparation for and participation in competitions
    -   Stage presence
    -   Performance coaching
    -   Honing and strengthening your own creative personality
    -   Gaining concert experience


ADMISSION EXAM

This course is aimed primarily at graduates of music colleges and conservatoires and at ensembles (pre-formed chamber groups) who are looking to develop and/or specialise their artistic skills.
A degree is not an essential requirement for entry to the programme. However, sufficient artistic proficiency (corresponding to Master’s level entry) must be demonstrated during the admission process.

Acceptance to the course is dependent on a successful outcome to the admission exam and the availability of space on the programme.

The admission process serves to determine applicants’:
    a) motivation for undertaking the programme of study
    b) artistic proficiency (corresponding to Master’s level entry)
    c) artistic and personal suitability

The admission process is split into three parts – applicants must be successful in Part 1 in order to progress to the next stage.

    1. Submission of a short biography (including language skills), covering letter,
    repertoire list and an audition programme:
        •   Short biography: applicants should provide a written overview of the
             qualifications they have gained so far, their (language) skills, and the
             areas their activities have focused on.
        •   Covering letter: applicants should describe their personal expectations
             of the programme and what they are looking to get out of it. Applicants
             should also state their current artistic activities and skills and those
             they are aiming to acquire.
        •   Audition programme for Part 2: a programme for the artistic presentation
             that makes up Part 2 (corresponding to Master’s level entry).
    2. Artistic presentation:
    In the artistic presentation, applicants should demonstrate their instrumental
    proficiency and level of artistry. The programme should be put together by
    the applicant her/himself and should give as strong an impression as possible
    of her/his artistic qualifications. Instrumental proficiency should be at least
    that needed for Master’s level entry.
    3. Colloquium:
    Together with the applicant, a panel will discuss and reflect on the results of
    Parts 1 and 2 of the admission exam and examine the applicant’s individual
    and artistic potential as well as her/his personal goals and suitability for the
    programme.

Admission panel
The panel is made up of at least two members and a chairwoman/chairman with voting rights. Further regulations governing the admission panel are determined by the relevant bodies/committees as laid down in the statutes.

Completion of the programme
Completion of the programme is dependent on the successful completion of all modules, the fulfilment of the necessary workload and a final adjudicated exam.

Final exam
1. Final adjudicated exam: For the artistic-practical exam, students agree a programme with their Principal Study teacher and responsible course director and perform it for the adjudicating panel.
2. Presentation of the portfolio: As part of the final adjudicated exam, students present the portfolio they have been working on and describe the qualifications they have gained on the course.

Further regulations governing the final adjudicated exam are determined by the relevant bodies/committees as laid down in the statutes.

Adjudicating panel
The panel is made up of at least two members and a chairwoman/chairman with voting rights. Further regulations governing the admission panel are determined by the relevant bodies/committees as laid down in the statutes.


PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATION ON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAMME / PROFESSIONAL FIELDS

The programme’s individualised goals allow participants to focus their work on their own creative development, in turn allowing them to both broaden and hone a range of skills. This provides graduates with the vital additional qualifications needed to enhance their success in the professional world.