During the academic year, students must work on a number of pieces that corresponds to the ECTS of their study programme. As a rule, this corresponds to at least 2 different chamber music pieces per academic year, provided that the pieces are not deemed to be of a level below the ensemble's capabilities. In this case, a larger number of pieces may be imposed.
There are two ways in which lessons are delivered:
At the beginning of the year, students can register for one of the seminars dedicated to chamber music. In addition to giving the lectures, the lecturers will supervise the organisation of the groups and the organisation of the final concert.
In this case, it is the student's responsibility to organise their own chamber music ensemble(s), register them with the Heads of Studies, and organise the lessons with the Professors.
Registering a chamber music ensemble
Chamber music ensembles are to be registered using a dedicated form - available in the teaching secretariat or online - on which the following data are required:
The form must be handed in to the Heads of Studies or to the teaching secretary's office.
The form is available at the following link:
The forms must be submitted to the Heads of Studies who allocate the lesson hours, normally between 8 and 12 hours depending on the difficulty of the piece. Only in exceptional cases may extra hours be allocated.
Once approval has been obtained from the Heads of Studies, the student in charge of the ensemble coordinates rehearsals and lessons with the Professor(s).
A prerequisite for the awarding of credits is—in addition to individual study, ensemble rehearsals and participation in lessons—the complete performance of the piece, usually in the form of a public concert. The seminar lecturers or the Professors responsible for the ensembles coordinate the specific assessment procedures with the Heads of Studies.