Musical pedagogy

Period of study: 4 academic years, full time.

A total of 240 credits is required to receive a Bachelor's degree, i.e. 60 credits for each year of full-time study. They are accumulated from the compulsory (70%), elective (20%) and optional (10%) subjects.

 Courses of study:

Compulsory: Solfeggio; Harmony; History of music; History of Bulgarian music; Ethnomusicology; Piano; Study of musical instruments; Pedagogy; Philosophy; Foreign language; Choir workshop; Conducting a choir from a piano score; Choral studies; Polyphony; Score reading; Music psychology; Musical analysis; Methods of teaching music; Praxis in music teaching; Musical aesthetics; Educational psychology

Elective: Symphonic orchestration; Composition; Voice training; Basics of multimedia; Musical acoustics; Music management; Church music; Methods of piano teaching; History of jazz; Improvisation; Ethics; Philosophy of music; Music therapy

Optional: Foreign language – 1 and 2; Sports; History of art

 Professional qualifications and career opportunities:

- To train music students; to manage the organization and functioning of musical life; to do research work in the field of music pedagogy and methods of teaching music-theoretical subjects; to teach at and direct music schools; to manage various creative music formations;

- To teach the following subjects: singing and music at secondary comprehensive schools and all secondary public and private schools in Bulgaria; solfeggio, elementary theory of music, harmony, polyphony, musical analysis, score reading, history of music, musical literature, study of musical instruments, orchestration, Bulgarian folk music, musical aesthetics, methods of teaching methods of teaching music-theoretical subjects at secondary schools of music;

- To conduct school choirs and orchestras; to manage and teach at all kinds of music schools and preschools; to conduct amateur music ensembles.

As music teachers the graduates can work in all kinds of education institutions in which music is taught, community centers, editorial offices, etc, taking positions as teacher, lecturer, editor, or conductor of amateur musical ensembles.

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