Performance Workshops

Performance Workshops – Instruments offered

Accordion

Violin

Bagpipe

Kaval

Kanun

Guitar

Electric Guitar

Clarinet

Contrabass

Percussions

Lute

Lavta

Cretan Lyra

Kemence

Pontic Lyra

Mandolin

Electric Bass

Bouzouki

Ney

Oud

Piano

Saxophone

Santour

Tamburas- Saz

Yayli Tanbur

Vocals

Brasses

For the Performance workshop, students select an instrument, take it as a direction  and follow it until the end of their studies. Instrument change is only possible at the beginning of the 2nd Semester after confronting the Student Mentor. In any other case, changing means that students ought to attend the 2nd Semester for the course of Music Performance.

In special cases and after the positive evaluation of the Student Mentor students can apply for an instrument change through an audition process, that will allow for the acquisition of a specific performance level, which cannot be higher than that of the typical semester of their studies. The audition is carried out by a three members committee; members include two laboratory teaching staff members who are specialised on the specific/or related instrument that the student wants to select  and the Head of the Department.

The DTM is the only tertiary Department of music studies in the country of which the entrants do not go through a process of special entry tests/examinations. Given the fact, an internal solution of the problem is deemed necessary, so that the required performance level of the Department’s graduates can be ensured and the validity of their degree is not questioned.

In the 2nd and 7th semester, Performance of all the instruments is examined before a tripartite committee, which is composed of the teacher of the specific performance workshop and two more members. They can either be Laboratory Staff Members who teach the same or different instruments (preferably belonging in the same instrument family) or musicologists.  In the case of the 2nd semester the committee grades the student’s  virtuosity level.

In the case of the 7th semester and final level of performance, the examinations is compulsory open to the public (mainly to the staff members  and students of the Department). The examinee presents a short but complete program that proves his/her instrument proficiency (length 15’). The full responsibility of the program’s content is the professor’s, while the examinee is responsible only for the performing part. Depending on the instrument’s nature, the examinee may choose to accompany or be accompanied by one or more instruments or vocals (that may be members of the Department or freelancer musicians). The selection of the program and the examinee’s instruments-companions is done by the approval of the member of staff who supervises the total preparation of the program/repertoire during the semester.

 

 
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