Music

Programme Duration: Without obtaining professional qualification:
1,5 years –  full-time studies

With professional qualification:
2 years – full-time studies

Programme Workload: 60 CP / 90 ECTS (without obtaining professional qualification)
80 CP / 120 ECTS (with professional qualification)
Admission Requirements: The 2nd level higher professional education in Music (instrument playing or solo singing) or
Professional Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Pedagogy
Obtainable Qualification: Only for students, who acquire the 80 CP programme in the respective specialization necessary for qualification:

Teacher of accordion playing or,
Teacher of piano playing or,
Teacher of woodwind instrument playing or,
Teacher of string instrument playing or,
Teacher of percussion instrument playing or,
Teacher of solo singing

Obtainable Degree: Professional Master’s Degree in Music
Place of the Programme Implementation: Daugavpils University, 1/3 Saules Street
Forms of the Programme Implementation: full-time studies
Programme Director: Professor, Dr.art. Ēvalds Daugulis

 

The aim of the professional higher education master study programme Music is to give graduates of Daugavpils University and other higher education establishments to:

  • to perfect one’s professional artistic and musical pedagogical education;
  • to follow and adapt oneself to the rapid development in the sphere of musical education, pedagogy and science in the world;
  • by one’s activity to promote the development of cultural environment of Latvia and Latgale in particular.

To achieve the aim of the study programme the following objectives have been set:

  • to improve students’ skills in artistic, pedagogical and scientific activities;
  • to ensure sustainable unity of students’ theoretical knowledge and practical activity;
  • to accumulate the experience of professional pedagogical, scientific and artistic creative work by developing and presenting independent creative projects.

To successfully implement the objectives set, the programme envisages the following directions of activities:

  • study work;
  • artistic creative work;
  • research work.

As a result of the programme’s acquisition, the graduate will acquire and be able to demonstrate:

Knowledge:

  • The documents of the state system of education; the documents regulating teachers’ activity and labour legislation (LR and EU laws, documents and normative documentation);
  • Children’s rights protection;
  • Pedagogy and psychology;
  • Music pedagogy;
  • Music psychology;
  • Science of music;
  • Music performance;
  • Languages and communication;
  • Social sciences;
  • Healthy way of living.

Skills:

General skills in the sphere:

  • the skill to plan one’s own and learners’ work,
  • the skill to organize study, artistic creative and educational work according to the aims and objectives set,
  • the skill to evaluate, adjust and facilitate learners’ development and achievements, effectiveness of one’s own work.

Particular professional skills of a professional education teacher of music:

  • the skillto evaluate, adjust and facilitate learners’ development and achievements, effectiveness of one’s own work;
  • the skillto assess the artistic level of the interpretation of a composition, to assess achievements and introduce corrections;
  • the skill to guide learners’ artistic creative and research work;
  • the skill to encourage learners to perform and evaluate music of different styles independently;
  • the skill to motivate learners to lifelong learning and informed choice of career, as well as to independent musical activity;
  • the skill to determine learners’ individual peculiarities;
  • the skill to denote clear-cut aims and objectives, as well as the ways and methods leading to their achievement;
  • the skill to select and use information;
  • the skill to choose appropriate means of study and education;
  • the ability of self-analysis;
  • the abilityto work independently and creatively;
  • the ability to perform music in various styles of interpretation;
  • the skill to analyze and evaluate the compositions of different periods and styles;
  • the skill to independently study compositions of different complexity and to perform them in public;
  • the skill to reveal the emotional content of a composition;
  • the ability to be efficient and to select the brightest artistic repertoire;
  • the ability to amass concert program repertoire for the independent performer’s activity;
  • the skill to draw up concert programs;
  • the ability to develop artistic taste;
  • the skill to predict and achieve the result of artistic performance;
  • the ability to explain the regularities of music development;
  • the ability to ensure the quality of fulfilment of the tasks planned;
  • the skill to create positive and creative atmosphere for work;
  • the ability to achieve high-level culture of interpretation;
  • the ability to play at least one musical instrument;
  • the ability to develop learners’ skills of playing music collectively;
  • the ability to form and develop learners’ skills of self-evaluation;
  • the skills to collect and analyze the data necessary in the sphere of music, to draw conclusions containing reflection of social, scientific or ethical aspects of music;
  • the skill to organize the environment of studies;
  • the skill to creatively organize study and educational work;
  • the ability to develop positive relations among learners;
  • the skill to inquire into the development of learners’ personalities, to evaluate and deal with problems;
  • the skills to use different means of study and education;
  • the ability to use one’s knowledge and understanding so that it testifies to the professional approach to one’s work;
  • the skill to work out methodological study materials;
  • the skill of presenting the results of one’s work;
  • the ability to acquire sustainable experience of artistic creative work.

Competence:

  • to independently identify, analyze and assess regularities of music in academic, traditional, religious and popular music;
  • to express one’s opinion in evaluating one’s own and other students’ knowledge on music and its application in professional pedagogical activity;
  • in the result of one’s activity to become aware of the variety of cultural contexts in music, as well as of one’s possibilities in professional pedagogical activity also in multi-cultural environment;
  • to observe the norms of professional ethics;
  • to constantly demonstrate one’s understanding of the evolution of the music history, composers and their compositions;
  • to understand professional ethics;
  • to constantly assess, adjust and promote a learner’s development and study achievements, as well as the effectiveness of one’s own work;
  • to determine and deal with problem situations, to cooperate with learners’ parents and the society;
  • to show one’s attitude and communication skills;
  • to select and make use of both traditional and new information technologies in teaching process;
  • to select and critically evaluate high-quality artistic pieces of music;
  • to differentiate one’s approaches to a personality in learning process;
  • to independently analyze music of different styles and genres, make decisions;
  • to reveal artistic creative potential;
  • to preserve and improve one’s professional skills.

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