Online Classes

As of September 2021, we will be offering online classes separate from our BA, MA and non-degree programmes in the form of live remote sessions in the following subjects:

(1) MUSICIANSHIP at four different levels - weekly 1,5-hour-long interactive session for the course of 10 consecutive weeks available both terms 

(2) METHODOLOGY- weekly 1,5-hour-long lecture for the course of 10 consecutive weeks available both terms

(3) INDIVIDUAL VOICE LESSONS - weekly 30 minutes for the course of 10 consecutive weeks available both terms

Students applying for these live remote sessions will be exempt from the residence requirement.

The classes are held in ENGLISH. 

Participants of the Online Classes receive a certification of participation.

 

Application deadline: 5 September, 2021 - Registration is now open, click here 
Please note:
— Some courses have limited entry (there is a limit to the number of students who may take the course).
— We will follow the rule “first come, first served” in case of over-applications. 
— Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places on the programme.

Detailed programme

The classes will start on the week beginning with 20 September and end on 3 December.
After 5 weeks there is a one-week break (25-29 Oct), classes resume on 1-2 November. 

There are morning or afternoon sessions with the same content so that one can choose the best times for oneself.

Timetable is available here.

(1) MUSICIANSHIP
Duration and length of classes: 10 x 90 mins. Days and times vary according to levels.
Minimum 7, maximum 15 participants per class.
Beginner level
(introduction to singing-based ear training)

Instructor: Edina Barabás
Day & time: Tuesdays 11-12:30 am CEST OR Thursdays 5-6:30 pm CEST

Focus areas:

•    Development of sight-singing with sol-fa (simple pentatonic music, simple tonal excerpts, chromaticism in melodic context, pieces in simple and compound meter featuring relatively simple rhythmic progressions)
•    Scales, intervals, triads, tonal functions
•    Part singing: canons with simple chord progressions, ostinato, simple counterpoint
•    Analysis of folk music and classical art songs
•    Development of musical memory, musical dictation


Elementary level
(for musicians with little prior experience in singing-based ear training)
Instructor: Kata Körtvési
Day & time: Mondays 5-6:30 pm CEST OR Wednesdays 11-12:30 am CEST

Focus areas:

•    Development of sight-singing with sol-fa (pentatonic and tonal excerpts, modulation to closely related keys, pieces in simple and compound meter featuring more complex rhythmic progressions)
•    Scales, intervals, triads, tonal functions, bass progressions, cadences
•    Part singing: canons with simple chord progressions, introduction to imitative counterpoint, short musical examples in several parts,
•    Introduction to keyboard harmony (triads and their inversions, harmonic analysis, playing harmonic progressions from keyboard harmony numerals)
•    Analysis of musical structure (simple musical forms, compound forms)
•    Development of musical memory, musical dictation


Intermediate level 
(for musicians with various prior experiences in singing-based ear training who feel that they have many gaps to fill in terms of their general musical skills)
Instructor: Anna Fűri
Day & time: Mondays 4-5:30 pm CEST OR Tuesdays 11-12:30 am CEST

Focus areas: 

•    Development of sight-singing with sol-fa (modal and tonal excerpts, modulations, pieces in simple and compound meter featuring more complex rhythmic progressions)
•    Scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords
•    Part singing: part songs from the the Viennese classical and Romantic repertory, sing-and-play
•    Keyboard harmony, figured bass (seventh chords, harmonic analysis, playing harmonic progressions based on Viennese classic and Romantic repertory)
•    Analysis of musical structure (most important forms of Western classical music)
•    Development of musical memory, musical dictation (one-part, two-part and harmonic dictation)


Pre-advanced level
(for musicians with substantial experience in singing-based ear training but with problems in certain areas of musical skill training)
Instructor: Yasmin Folini
Day & time: Thursdays 5-6:30 pm CEST OR Fridays 11-12:30 am CEST

Focus areas:

•    Development of sight-singing with sol-fa (more complex material including excerpts with a series of modulatory sections, recitativos and arias)
•    Scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords, chromaticism
•    Part singing: a wider selection of musical excerpts in several parts including modern and contemporary literature, sing-and-play
•    Keyboard harmony, figured bass  (chords with chromatic alterations)
•    Forms of Renaissance and Baroque music
•    Stylistic analysis
•    Development of musical memory, musical dictation

 

(2) METHODOLOGY
Duration and length of classes: 10 x 90 mins
Class meets once a week for 90 mins either on Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm CEST OR on Thursdays 11-12:30 am CEST. Minimum 10, maximum 20 participants per class.
Instructor: Borbála Szirányi

The aim of the course is to introduce the most typical activities of the first four years of primary school music education, focusing on the development of musical hearing, musical literacy and polyphonic skills. The course is built around four previously recorded lesson recordings. After viewing the lessons analytically together, students become active participants and create teaching units similar to the ones they have seen and then demonstrate them to their peers.

The musical material for the course consists of children's songs and folk songs in English and Kodály's exercises (333 Reading Exercises, Pentatonic Music, Let us sing correctly!, 24 Little Canons on the Black Keys, Bicinia Hungarica series).

 

(3) INDIVIDUAL VOICE LESSONS with 
Renáta Darázs - Tuesdays or Thursdays (time will be discussed individually)
János Klézli - Tuesdays or Thursdays (time will be discussed individually)
Judit Rajk - Wednesdays (time will be discussed individually)
Zita Váradi - Mondays (time will be discussed individually)

Duration and length of classes: 10 x 30 mins
Participants meet the teacher once a week for 30 mins, for 10 occasions.

Platform used

Microsoft Teams on desktop computers. All participants will receive a student login and password to our Microsoft Teams platform. Within Teams we will also use Zoom, except for the individual voice classes where Teams video is used. Invitations to Zoom sessions will be sent out within Teams. So we recommend you to stay logged into Teams and download both Teams and Zoom for better experience.

The sessions are live remote, however recordings are planned to be made of the classes so that they can be given, upon request, to participants who had unexpected technical or other difficulties during the live sessions.

Financial information

Letters about the payment procedure will be sent out individually after the application deadline is over.

Registartion fee: 5000 HUF

Musicianship classes: 150000 HUF/10 occasions in the 1st semester

Methodology classes: 100000 HUF/10 occasions in the 1st semester

Individual voice classes: 60000 HUF/10 occasions in the 1st semester