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Department Overview & Study Plans

The Artistic Diploma Study Programme, in accordance with the organisational statute, is split into a certain number of sections, levels and semesters depending on your chosen discipline. The expected length of study time for each individual section and level, as well as the times when you are expected to complete an exam to proceed to the next level, can be viewed in our study guides (available in the secretarial office). The study guides also include an overview of the complementary subjects for your specific course which you are expected to complete. Free-choice subjects can be chosen from the range of options available at Prayner Conservatory or from the courses on offer at other institutions.


Music studies at Prayner Conservatory are split between the following 8 departments:

Department 1

Strings, Composition, Conducting

In Department 1 the following subjects can be studied:

Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Orchestral Repertoire, Compositional Technique, Songwriting, Composition, Conducting, Instrumental Pedagogy.

Department 2

Woodwind & Brass, Percussion

In Department 2 the following subjects can be studied:


Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Recorder, Percussion, Orchestral Repertoire, Instrumental Pedagogy.


Department 3

Keyboard Instruments

In Department 3 the following subjects can be studied:


Piano, Accompaniment, Piano-Chamber Music, Accordion and Instrumental Pedagogy.


Department 4

Solo Singing

In Department 4 the following subjects can be studied:


Solo Singing, Lieder & Oratorio and Vocal Pedagogy.


Department 5

Guitar, Harp

In Department 5 the following subjects can be studied:


Guitar, Harp and Instrumental Pedagogy.


Department 6

Opera, Operatic Repertoire, Operetta, Musical Theatre

In Department 6 the following subjects can be studied:


Opera, Operatic Repertoire, Operetta and Musical Theatre.



Department 7

Jazz Instruments, Jazz Singing & Jazz Theory

In Department 7 the following subjects can be studied:

Jazz Piano, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Bass, Jazz Percussion, Jazz Violin, Jazz Clarinet, Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Trombone, Jazz Singing, Jazz Theory, Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy in Jazz.


Department 8

Pop Instruments, Pop Singing & Songwriting

In Department 8 the following subjects can be studied:

Pop Piano, Pop Guitar, Pop Bass, Pop Percussion, Pop Singing, Songwriting, Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy in Pop.

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