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Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - Music and Dance Faculty

The goal of the programme is to master perfectly the issues of the conducting profession, to deepen practical experience working with symphonic and operatic ensembles and to conduct an orchestra and operatic performances or parts thereof in connection with the requirements of modern creative methods.

Graduate profile

Graduates of this programme are an important element of Czech national heritage and contribute to its preservation, expansion and further development on the national and international level.Graduates apply their skills at music organisations throughout the country and abroad.A relationship to the professional scene is in part a consequence of the fact that many outstanding interpretative artists are also pedagogues in the Faculty.


Applications start 1st March 2018
Applications end 31st March 2018
Start of study: 1st October 2019
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Admission requirements

a) a programme sheet of compositions learned with a choir and orchestra, compositions prepared in the subjects of choir, orchestra and operatic repertoire, as well as compositions learned or performed outside the school b) a sample of work with an orchestra - along with the application, the candidatewill submit an audio-visual recording of a rehearsal c) a sample of work with singers from the piano, specifically: -in Puccinis operas Madama Butterfly, Tosca or La Bohe -in Mozarts operas The Marriage of Figaro or Don Giovanni (in the original language) The candidate arranges the singers, and accompanies and leads the learning himself/herself. d) an interview in which the candidate demonstrates his or her musical and general cultural awareness and level of theoretical knowledge e) candidates who completed their Bachelors studies at other Czech or foreign institutions must demonstrate their knowledge of a repertoire comparable to that contained in the Facultys educational curricula;foreign candidates may substitute Czech opera titles with titles of other works of world operatic literature NOTE:Candidates from other universities will submit an audio-visual recording of their Bachelors concert and will complete, as part of the entrance examination, a test in orchestral and operatic repertoire from the piano in accordance with the requirements of the educational curricula of the Department of Conducting at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU).



Degree master post bachelor
Study duration 2 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 11150 per year
Akademie múzických umění v Praze