Percussion Instruments

Master's degree programme, full-time study mode, single-subject, Czech, 2 years 
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The field is guaranteed by the Percussion Instruments Department. Since its inception, a number of experts in this field have already been educated in this field. During its development, the field has reached a format in which theoretical, practical and applied courses are represented and well interconnected. Therefore, the teachers of theoretical courses are well aware of the practical art projects in which students participate and they are thus able to utilise immediate practical knowledge in theoretical teaching.

Such graduate has extensive knowledge in the repertoire of the relevant musical instrument and the repertoire of chamber ensembles

masters the basic principles of pedagogical work and is deeply familiar with the current trends in teaching methodology

has deep knowledge of the history of the given instrument and its repertory, of music history, aesthetics and the development of artistic trends, and is also familiar with foreign repertories and literature

is familiar with contemporary trends in pedagogy and psychology


After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • have advanced skills in working with chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras and choirs
  • have a deep knowledge of the history of the instrument and its repertory
  • be familiar with the aesthetics of art, as well as with the development of artistic trends
  • have practical experience gained by working on faculty-specific or university-wide projects, or experience gained through a study stay abroad
  • have excellent proficiency in one foreign language, including professional terminology
  • have mastered the basic skills of scientific work.

a soloist performing with an orchestra or a soloist organising his or her own recitals, player of a symphony, chamber or theatre orchestra, leading member of chamber ensembles, teacher in art schools, conservatories and music grammar schools, universities of arts or pedagogy, worker in cultural institutions


The study plan consists of compulsory, elective and optional courses and of compulsory artistic study outputs.


A student must obtain 60 credits for each year of studies and finish the studies with a state final examination in selected courses, graduation performance defence and diploma thesis defence.

Contents and scope of the final examination:

Defence of the graduation project, Defence of the diploma thesis, Philosophy of Arts, History of the Instrument and its Repertory


Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Percussion Instruments
Abbreviation: BICINAS
Code: 8201T019
Type: master's degree programme (following the bachelor's one)
Degree: MgA.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: N8201 N-HUDUM Art of Music
Faculty of Music
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Music
Field guarantor:
prof. MgA. Martin Opršál

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