Course for Highly Gifted Students

 

Study Plan for Highly Gifted Students in Instrumental Studies

 

(Resolution of the Study Commission on 10 June 2008,

approved by the Senate on 17 June 2008,

adopted on 1 October 2008)

 

 

  1. The Course for Highly Gifted Students is valid for all instruments and will be carried out both in Graz and in Oberschützen, where each instrument will be offered in accordance with the indicated field of study.

 

  1. Depending on the instrument of choice, the administration of this study course will be handled by the directors of Institutes 2, 3, 4, and 12. All legal matters pertaining to studies will be handled by the Vice Rector for Education.

 

  1. The prerequisites for admission to the Course for Highly Gifted Students are: outstanding musical talent and physical aptitude for the instrument of choice. These requirements will be tested as part of the entrance exam.

 

  1. The Dean of Studies will set up an examination committee to conduct the admission tests for each of the following subject areas: piano, organ, harpsichord, string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, accordion and percussion instruments. These examination committees are identical to the admission committees for Regular Studies, with the exception of piano and violin, for which the committee must be comprised of at least one accredited university teacher with venia docendi (according to KUG regulations § 64 paragraph 1), this teacher being a professional specialist for the instrument in question, and another university teacher who is involved in instructing the instrument in the preparatory course.

 

  1. The Vice Rector for Education will set up an examination committee to handle the tests at the end of every second inscribed semester for each of the following subject areas: piano, organ, harpsichord, string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, accordion and percussion instruments. These committees are identical to the admission committees for regular studies, with the exception of piano and violin, for which the committee must comprise of at least one accredited university teacher with venia docendi (according to KUG regulations § 64 paragraph 1), this teacher being a professional specialist for the instrument in question, and another university teacher who is involved in instructing the instrument in the preparatory course.

 

  1. The aim of the Course for Highly Gifted Students is to support exceptionally talented children and youths in order to develop their artistic and musical abilities.

 

  1. For entry into the Course for Highly Gifted Students there is no lower age limit. The Course for Highly Gifted Students can be attended until the end of the 19th year (cutoff date 30 September). After the age of 15, the course lasts at the most for two semesters.

 

  1. Applicants are admitted to the Course for Highly Gifted Students after they have successfully completed the entrance exam.

 

  1. Students will be instructed in the main artistic subject of their chosen instrument. In addition, it is possible to take elective subjects from the courses that are listed on the table below – depending on availability and space, as well as on the age of the students and their prior musical training.

 

 

Timetable:

 

            Main Artistic Subject:

            Instrument of Choice                              2 SSt. (semester hours)

 

            Elective Subjects:

a)      Basics of Music Theory, Level I:      2 sem., each one hour   = 2 SSt.

b)      Basics of Music Theory, Level II:     2 sem., each two hours = 4 SSt.

c)      Elementary Ear Training:                 2 sem., each two hours = 4 SSt.

 

In addition, it is recommended that – according to what studies are offered – students participate in chamber music ensembles amounting to 1 semester hour.

 

  1. The fee charged per semester for the Course for Highly Gifted Students
    is € 600.

 



 

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