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Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - Music and Dance Faculty

The goal of the programme is to master the basic issues of the conducting profession, to acquire practical experience working with musical ensembles and to conduct a choir and orchestra also in connection with the requirements of modern creative methods.

Graduate profile

A graduate of the Bachelors Programme is capable of independently interpreting a musical work meeting the requirements of an autonomous musical form;is oriented in the historical and contemporary directions of musical creation and reacts to them in a creative manner;is oriented in musical and cultural operations and is capable of participating actively in them;is capable of formulating arguments in theoretical and creative discussions on a professional level.


Applications start 1st November 2021
Applications end 31st August 2022
Start of study: 1st October 2022
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Admission requirements

Considerable conducting talent, interpretative skills, developed musical ear, extemporaneous playing ability on the piano, mastery of manual conducting techniques, general cultural knowledge.
Entrance examination:
1) a practical aptitude test:
a) conducting from the piano: one complete symphony by W. A. Mozart (nos. 39, 40, 41) or L. van Beethoven (nos.1-8) of the candidates choice
b) conducting from the piano: one complete symphony by A. Dvok (nos. 5-9) or P. I. Tchaikovsky (nos. 4, 5, 6) of the candidates choice
c) conducting recitatives from the first act of B. Smetanas opera "The Bartered Bride"
d) arehearsal conducting a chamber ensemble (e.g. a string quartet);the score will be given to the candidate one half hour before the examination
e) an interpretive performance on an instrument of the candidates choice (may be waived)
f) a piano performance (may be waived) at this level:
- three etudes of the candidates choice from among the following compositions: Clementi-Taussig,Gradusad Parnassum; C. Czerny Op.740 The Art of Finger Dexterity; J. B. Crammer, selection from among 60 etudes, etc.
- one Baroque composition of the candidates choice on the level of the following compositions:J. S. Bach, Two and Three-Part Inventions, French Suites, The Well-Tempered Clavier, etc.

2) a written test:
aural dictation (notation of one to four parts)

3) an oral test:
a) a formal and content analysis of the symphony which the candidate conducted from the piano
b) a benchmark examination of the candidates scope of knowledge of operatic and symphonic literature
c) a benchmark examination of the candidates knowledge of general cultural history



Degree level bachelor
Study duration 3 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 12715 per year 1

1 CZK 325000,- The prices are specified and valid in CZK; the amount in EUR is based on the exchange rate.

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