- Acronym: ECMAster.
- Duration: 120 ECTS, two years of full-time study.
- Language of instruction: English and local language if applicable.
The European Chamber Music Master Programme is an advanced two-year programme, which aims to educate students to act as strong, independent and innovative musicians with a profile in chamber music and to meet the high, professional standards that are expected in tomorrow's music scene.
Key aspects of the programme include the development of the ensemble’s artistic intentions and abilities as chamber musicians and the individual student’s abilities of artistic self-expression as well as refinement of her or his musical presentation, communication, and technical skills. The programme will cover rehearsal and performance of a comprehensive, balanced repertoire. The individual group’s area of interest and musical preferences will be emphasised and challenged. The programme focus on development of the students’ artistic and technical skills on their principal instrument and their ability to convey musical expression in a chamber music group.
The European Chamber Music Master is a joint programme, which means that the programme has a joint programme description and structure that applies to all institutions, as described in this document. The detailed course descriptions might differ from institution to institution, within the framework of this document and the general programme description, and each institution awards the degree to its own students. Students have the opportunity to take advantage of the expertise, culture and tradition of three separate institutions, as well as gaining access to a European network of contacts in the relevant profession through ECMA. Students spend semesters 1 and 4 at their home institution and semesters 2 and 3 at two different host institutions. Exchange semesters at partner institutions and intensive programmes are both obligatory in this master programme.
The order of rotation is as follows:
- Semster 1: Home institution.
- Semester 2: Fiesole, Manchester, Oslo or Vienna.
- Semester 3: Paris, The Hauge or Vilnius.
- Semester 4: Home institution.