Voice and Opera

Voice and Opera

CONTACTS

Head of Programme: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Yuly Khomenko
Singerstraße 26, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 510
E-mail: y.khomenko(at)muk.ac.at
Office hours on appointment

Vice Head of Programme: Manfred Equiluz
E-Mail: m.equiluz(at)muk.ac.at


TEACHERS

Solo Singing:



 

 

 

 

 

Manfred Equiluz
Univ. Prof. KS Elena Filipova
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Yuly Khomenko
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michail Lanskoi
Univ.-Prof. Akiko Nakajima
Univ.-Prof. Melba Ramos
Univ.-Prof. Uta Schwabe
KS Birgid Steinberger
Prof. Mag. Sebastian Vittucci
KS Univ.-Prof. Linda Watson

Opera:

 

 

Wolfgang Dosch
Stefanie Kopinits (assistant)
Univ.-Prof. Niels Erik Muus

Song and Oratorio:

 

Dr. Carolyn Hague
KS Angelika Kirchschlager
KS Birgid Steinberger

Classical Operetta:

Wolfgang Dosch
Liana Zaharia (assistant)

 

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • Solo Singing
  • Song and Oratorio
  • Opera
  • Classical Operetta


Solo Singing

Bachelor's Programme
Duration: 8 semesters
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Minimum age: 17*
Recommended age limit: 26

Non-degree programme
Duration: 2 semesters
No age limit


Master's Programme
Duration: 4 semesters
Degree: Master of Arts
No age limit

Certificate of Performance (CoP)
Duration: 2 semesters
Degree: Certificate
No age limit


 

Song and Oratorio

Master's Programme
Duration: 4 semesters
Degree: Master of Arts
No age limit

Non-degree programme
Duration: 2 semesters
No age limit

Certificate of Performance (CoP)
Duration: 2 semesters
Degree: Certificate
No age limit





Opera

Master's Programme
Duration: 4 semesters
Degree: Master of Arts
No age limit

Non-degree programme
Duration: 2 semesters
No age limit

Certificate of Performance (CoP)
Duration: 2 semesters
Degree: Certificate
No age limit





Academic Diploma Programme - Classical Operetta

Duration: 2 semesters
Degree: Certificate
Minimum age: 18

* Admissibility is based on the applicant's age.For further information about enrolment as a non-degree student please contact the admissions office or the department chair.


ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS BACHELOR'S PROGRAMME

Solo Singing — Bachelor's Programme

The bachelor’s programmes in voice enable students to pursue careers in the fields of classical vocal music, song and oratorio, and opera. At the beginning the programme focuses on vocal development. Gradually, however, the accompanist-supported repertoire work becomes increasingly important. In addition to vocal training, special attention is paid to body work, interpretation and acting. Competition training and numerous opportunities to perform as well as seminars and workshops complete the programme.
The admission exam consists of several sections, all of which must be passed in order to qualify for acceptance.

The admission exam serves to ascertain the applicant's suitability for the elected course of study, particularly in the following areas:

Major Subject
• Recital of a programme: Recital of a programme consisting of 3 songs or arias chosen by the applicant, at least one of which must be sung in German. All works are to be sung from memory.
• Interview
(Candidates have to bring the music scores to the exam. An accompanist will be provided.)

Theory and Ear Traning
only for candidates who pass the 2nd round of the artistic exam.
Example test

Proof of German language proficiency:
After successful completion of the admission exam, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet "Proficiency in German".


ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME

Solo Singing — Master's Programme

The prerequisites for admission to the master's programme are the successful completion of a bachelor's programme in the field of study "Solo Singing" or an equivalent degree.
The admission exam serves to ascertain the applicants' vocal ands artistic skills and consists of several sections, all of which must be passed in order to qualify for acceptance.
The admission exam serves to ascertain the applicant's suitability for the elected course of study, particularly in the following areas:

Major Subject
• Recital of a programme: Four arias, at least two of which are from the genre of opera and/or operetta and at least one from an oratorio. At least one aria must be sung in German.
• Four songs from three different stylistic periods in at least two different languages
• One piece in the overall programme should be a composition from the 20th/21st century, whose tonality belongs to or originates from the modern* style
• All works excepted oratorios are to be sung from memory
• Interview

* "Modern" refers to works composed after the Late Romantic period
Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam. An accompanist is provided.

Suggested readings:
L. K. Weber: Das ABC der Musiklehre, Verlag Zimmermann (Frankfurt)
K. Johann/C. Zech: Allgemeine Musiklehre, Suhrkamp/Reclam (Berlin/Leipzig)


Song and Oratorio — Master's Programme

The prerequisites for admission to the master's programme are the successful completion of a bachelor's programme in the field of study "Solo Singing" or an equivalent degree.
The admission exam serves to ascertain the applicants' vocal ands artistic skills and consists of the following sections:

Major Subject
• Recital of a programme: 6 songs from 3 different stylistic periods, at least one of which has to be a Schubert Song, the songs have to be sung in German and from memory
• 2 arias from oratorios, masses or cantatas (can be sung from sheet music)
• One piece in the overall programme should be a composition from the 20th/21st century, whose tonality belongs to or originates from the modern* style
• The programme needs to encompass two different languages
• Interview

* "Modern" refers to works composed after the Late Romantic period
Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam. An accompanist is provided.


Opera — Master's Programme

The prerequisites for admission to the master's programme are the successful completion of a bachelor's programme in the field of study "Solo Singing" or an equivalent degree.
The admission exam serves to ascertain the applicants' vocal/artistic skills and consists of the following sections:

Major Subject
• Recital of a programme: 5 arias in at least three different languages, one of which in German
• One piece in the overall programme should be a composition from the 20th/21st century, whose tonality belongs to or originates from the modern* style
• All works are to be sung from memory.
• Interview

* "Modern" refers to works composed after the Late Romantic period
Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam. An accompanist is provided.


Proof of German language proficiency: 
After successful completion of the admission exam, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet "Proficiency in German".


ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS ACADEMIC DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

Classical Operetta

The two semester lasting accredited academic programme classical operetta is structured in a similar manner as the field of study in opera. Within the programme one major operette is studied an performed toward the end of the academic year.

The admission exam is an oral exam consisting of the following sections:
• Stage performance of three arias, at least two of which must be from the genre of classical operetta.
• An examination of proficiency in German for applicants whose native language is not German
Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam. An accompanist is provided.