University of Pécs

Faculty of Music and Visual Arts

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Institute of Music

 

Pécs city’s traditionally important musical life and its prestigious higher educational music institutions – the Pécs branch of the Academy of Music, and the Music Department of the Humanities Faculty – provided the backbone for the formation of the Institute of Music.

 

The aim of our music training is to produce artists and teachers who enjoy a rich palette of musical ability, who perform at a high level, and whose pedagogic knowledge prepares them to teach in the various fields of music education, and to conduct, play in chamber ensembles, or to perform as soloists or in orchestras and choirs, according to their specialised training.

During their training, our students encounter the theoretical background and performing practice of their chosen professional field. Students have the chance to take part in the pioneering research work of our new music studio, where alongside computer music, they can gain experience in timbre research and musical composition, in close cooperation with the staff and students of the Visual Arts Media Workshop. Lead by the teachers and artists working in the Faculty, the Institute has a symphonic orchestra, wind, string and guitar ensembles and three famous choirs, who are regular participants and prize winners at national and international music festivals and competitions.