The first two years of the degree “Bachelor of Music in Voice” includes general courses and main-subject instruction in voice, song and aria interpretation, general music training and piano instruction, movement training, somatic work, basic stage training, as well as speech education and Italian language instruction. Students are also given basic training in anatomy, voice physiology, and subject-didactics.
After starting the advanced program during their third and fourth year, students specialize in “opera/concert” or in voice pedagogy in preparation for the “teaching qualification”. This ensures that they focus more intensely on their chosen specializations and that they are practically and professionally prepared with the newest tools to enter their chosen career once they successfully complete their degree.
The Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance with the specialization opera/concert voice or voice pedagogy has the same structure for both specializations. Both have a basic program (first and second year) comprising obligatory module courses and an advanced program (third and fourth year). With the specialization module in the advanced program, students can choose between opera/concert voice and voice pedagogy, and they then take the subject-specific courses for those specializations. The programs consist of the following 8 modules:
The core module examinations are administered after the 4th and 7th semesters. The bachelor capstone project must be completed at the end of the program. Once students successfully complete 240 ECTS credits they are awarded the Bachelor of Music degree.
Ten voice instructors, two conducting instructors, and three opera répétiteurs renowned internationally as well as a large number of specialists and well-known lecturers currently guarantee the quality of the program’s education.