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Bernhard Dolch and Anne-Kathrin Gerbeth teach a successful guitar class at the BTU university in Cottbus. At the time of writing, over half of the graduates are in permanent employment and several have won prizes in international competitions in Europe and Asia. Course options include instrumental and vocal pedagogy, postgraduate studies in advanced performance, the opportunity to take part in an intensive university preparation class (free of charge), or to study classical guitar as an artistic major subject in English or German for either one or two semesters as an exchange student.
POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN ADVANCED PERFORMANCE GUITAR SOLO | GUITAR DUO This postgraduate course is aimed at getting students ready for competitive concert performance. The accompanying classes “Methodology of Concert Literature” and the seminar on interpretation prepare students to teach at a high professional level, for example in institutes of higher education. Because the accompanying classes are offered as block courses and the lessons in the artistic major subject are arranged individually, there is no necessity for students to live nearby. The examination is oriented towards the requirements of international competitions and consists of a recital following the 2nd and 4th semesters respectively, an orchestral test as a soloist following the 3rd semester, and a chamber music project (orchestral test and chamber music project do not apply to guitar duos). Students can commence their studies at the start of either the summer or the winter semester. The course is subject to charges.
STUDY PREPARATION COURSE - for German applicants As a rule, one to two places are available each year for prospective guitar students. Following a short aptitude test (5 10 minutes) with free choice of programme, prospective students in the artistic major subject classical guitar receive regular lessons and can participate in courses on ear training and music theory in order to prepare for the entrance examination. The preparatory year is free of charge but does not confer student status.
INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL PEDAGOGY BACHELOR OF ARTS This instrumental and vocal pedagogy course of studies qualifies graduates to work as a guitar teacher or musician. Alongside the intensive training in classical guitar as an artistic major subject, it includes wide-ranging classes on historical performance practice, repertoire history, ensemble conducting and didactics. The institute‘s extensive concert series offers students an invaluable opportunity to develop their stage presence as a soloist or chamber musician. As an artistic minor subject, students can choose any desired instrument, as well as voice, in all styles (including jazz, rock or pop).
STUDY PREPARATION COURSE - for foreign applicants This offers prospective foreign students the possibility to take classes in classical guitar as a major subject for two semesters while attending language courses in order to acquire the language certificate required for a regular course of studies. Students who are approved for the study preparation course have to first pass the complete entrance examination and are then granted student status, which may be relevant when applying for a visa.
FREE MOVER (EXCHANGE STUDENT) The BTU Freemover programme provides an uncomplicated framework for students from foreign universities to study guitar as a major artistic subject in either German or English (linguistic level B1 or comparable), as well as taking secondary subjects as desired. In order to take part, applicants should send in a video for evalution.
Entrance examinations requirements: - Classical Guitar: 10 to 15 minutes own choice programme - Minor subject: 5 to 10 minutes own choice programme - Music theory and ear training test This bachelor of Arts course starts each winter term. The entrance examinations are normally held in June, but can also be taken in September.
Entrance examinations requirements for guitar solo: A programme of at least 40 minutes in length, which must fulfil the following criteria: • One work from the Renaissance or Baroque period • One work from the Classical or Romantic peroid • One work from the Post-Romantic period or th 20th/21th century • Two studies by Villa-Lobos
Entrance examinations requirements for guitarduos: A programme of at least 40 minutes in length, which must include at least three different tonal languages
Both of the above postgraduate courses can be commenced in either the winter or the summer term.
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RES SEVERA VERUM GAUDIUM
POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN ADVANCED PERFORMANCE GUITAR SOLO | GUITAR DUO This postgraduate course is aimed at getting students ready for competitive concert performance. The accompanying classes “Methodology of Concert Literature” and the seminar on interpretation prepare students to teach at a high professional level, for example in institutes of higher education. Because the accompanying classes are offered as block courses and the lessons in the artistic major subject are arranged individually, there is no necessity for students to live nearby. The examination is oriented towards the requirements of international competitions and consists of a recital following the 2nd and 4th semesters respectively, an orchestral test as a soloist following the 3rd semester, and a chamber music project (orchestral test and chamber music project do not apply to guitar duos). Students can commence their studies at the start of either the summer or the winter semester. The course is subject to charges.
Entrance examinations requirements: - Classical Guitar: 10 to 15 minutes own choice programme - Minor subject: 5 to 10 minutes own choice programme - Music theory and ear training test This bachelor of Arts course starts each winter term. The entrance examinations are normally held in June, but can also be taken in September.
STUDY PREPARATION COURSE - for German applicants As a rule, one to two places are available each year for prospective guitar students. Following a short aptitude test (5 10 minutes) with free choice of programme, prospective students in the artistic major subject classical guitar receive regular lessons and can participate in courses on ear training and music theory in order to prepare for the entrance examination. The preparatory year is free of charge but does not confer student status.
writing, over half of the graduates are in permanent employment and several have won prizes in international competitions in Europe and Asia. Course options include instrumental and vocal pedagogy, postgraduate studies in advanced performance, the opportunity to take part in an intensive university preparation class (free of charge), or to study classical guitar as an artistic major subject in English or German for either one or two semesters as an exchange student. INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL PEDAGOGY BACHELOR OF ARTS This instrumental and vocal pedagogy course of studies qualifies graduates to work as a guitar teacher or musician. Alongside the intensive training in classical guitar as an artistic major subject, it includes wide-ranging classes on historical performance practice, repertoire history, ensemble conducting and didactics. The institute‘s extensive concert series offers students an invaluable opportunity to develop their stage presence as a soloist or chamber musician. As an artistic minor subject, students can choose any desired instrument, as well as voice, in all styles (including jazz, rock or pop).
STUDY PREPARATION COURSE - for foreign applicants This offers prospective foreign students the possibility to take classes in classical guitar as a major subject for two semesters while attending language courses in order to acquire the language certificate required for a regular course of studies. Students who are approved for the study preparation course have to first pass the complete entrance examination and are then granted student status, which may be relevant when applying for a visa.
FREE MOVER (EXCHANGE STUDENT) The BTU Freemover programme provides an uncomplicated framework for students from foreign universities to study classical guitar as a major artistic subject in either German or English (linguistic level B1 or comparable), as well as taking secondary subjects as desired. In order to take part, applicants should send in a video for evalution.
Entrance examinations requirements for guitar solo: A programme of at least 40 minutes in length, which must fulfil the following criteria: • One work from the Renaissance or Baroque period • One work from the Classical or Romantic peroid • One work from the Post-Romantic period or th 20th/21th century • Two studies by Villa-Lobos
Entrance examinations requirements for guitarduos: A programme of at least 40 minutes in length, which must include at least three different tonal languages
Bernhard Dolch and Anne-Kathrin Gerbeth teach a successful guitar class at the BTU university in Cottbus. At the time of