Department of Music

Church Music BA

2019 - 2020

Curriculum

Study Structure

1st yr Fall 
Organ I
ORG0102T / 4 ECTS
M
MC
Liturgical Organ Playing I
LTO0102T / 4 ECTS
M
MC
Conducting a Choir I
KÓS0102T / 4 ECTS
M
MC
Music Theory I
TNF103T​ / 3 ECTS
TH
MC
Music in Context
TSE0105T/ 3 ECTS
TH
MC
Piano I
PNO0102T/ 1 ECTS
A
MC
Aural Skills I
TNH1102T/ 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Introduction Week
NNV0001T / 1 ECTS
TH
MC
Workshop Trip
TSF0102T / 2 ECTS
A
MC
Musician´s Health
LLH0101T / 2 ECTS
A
MC
1st yr Spring 
Organ II
ORG0202T/ 4 ECTS
M
MC
Liturgical Organ Playing II
LTO0202T / 4 ECTS
M
MC
Conducting a Choir II
KÓS0204T/ 4 ECTS
M
MC
Singing I
SÖN0102T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Music Theory II
TNF203T / 3 ECTS
TH
MC
Analysis-
The Classical Sonata

GREK002T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Music History
ALT003T / 3 ECTS
T
MC
Piano II
PNO0202T / 1 ECTS
A
MC
Aural Skills II
TNH1202T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Musician´s Health II
LLH0201T / 1 ECTS
TH
MC
Choir
KOR1002T / 2 ECTS
E
History of Rythmic Music
SRT0104T / 4 ECTS 
E
Contemporary
Icelandic Music

SIN0002T / 2 ECTS
E
Sinfoniett
SIN0002T / 2 ECTS
E
2nd yr Fall 
Organ III
ORG0304T/ 4 ECTS
M
MC
Liturgical Organ Playing III
LTO0304T / 4 ECTS
M
MC
Conducting a Choir III
KÓS0304T/ 4 ECTS
M
MC
Singing II
SÖN0202T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Hymns and Sacred Rituals I
SHF0104T / 4 ECTS
TH
MC
Music Theory III
TNF303T / 3 ECTS
TH
MC
Music Analysis-
The Romantic Sonata

GREK000T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Aural Skills III
TNH1302T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Choir
KOR1002T / 2 ECTS
E
Graphic Notation
GNS0004T / 4 ECTS
E
Interactive Music I
GAT0102T / 2 ECTS
E
Music, culture and
community

TMS0204T / 4 ECTS
E
Motionpicture Music
Analysis I

GKT0103T / 3 ECTS
E
Baroque Dance
BAD0002T / 2 ECTS
E
History of Icelandic
Music 20th Century

TÓS0104T / 4 ECTS
TH
E
Camerata
CAM0002T / 2 ECTS
E
Skerpla
SKE0004T / 4 ECTS
E
2nd yr Spring 
Organ IV
ORG0402T/ 4 ECTS
M
MC
Liturgical Organ Playing IV
LTO0402T / 4 ECTS
M
MC
Conducting a Choir IV
KÓS0404T/ 4 ECTS
M
MC
Singing III
SÖN0302T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Hymns and Sacred Rituals II
SHF0204T / 4 ECTS
TH
MC
Aural Skills IV
TNH1402T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Skerpla
SKE0004T / 4 ECTS
E
History of Rythmic Music
SRT0104T / 4 ECTS
E
Contemporary
Icelandic Music

SIN0002T / 2 ECTS
E
Sinfoniett
SIN0002T / 2 ECTS
E
3rd yr Fall 
Organ V
ORG0502T/ 4 ECTS
M
MC
Liturgical Organ Playing V
LTO0501T / 4 ECTS
M
MC
Singing IV
SÖN0401T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Numbered Bass I
TSB101T/ 1 ECTS
M
MC
Hymns and Sacred Rituals III
SHF0304T / 4 ECTS
TH
MC
Theory / Organ Studies I
OFR0104T / 6 ECTS
TH
MC
Final Thesis
LOK006T / 6 ECTS
TH
MC
Childrens Choir
BAK0104T / 2 ECTS
A
MC
Choir
KOR1002T / 2 ECTS
E
Graphic Notation
GNS0004T / 4 ECTS
E
Interactive Music II
GAT0202T / 2 ECTS
E
Motionpicture Music
Analysis I

GKT0103T / 3 ECTS
E
Baroque Dance
BAD0002T / 2 ECTS
E
History of Icelandic
Music 20th Century

TÓS0104T / 4 ECTS
E
Camerata
CAM0002T / 2 ECTS
E
3rd yr Spring 
Final Project
LOKF018T / 18 ECTS
S
MC
Numbered Bass II
TSB0201T / 1 ECTS
M
MC
Theory / Organ Studies II
OFR0204T / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
History of Icelandic
Music 20th Century

TÓS0104T / 4 ECTS
TH
E
Contemporary
Icelandic Music

TÍS004T / 4 ECTS
E
Workshop trip II
TSF0202T / 2 ECTS
E
Medieval Music II
Voces Thules

EVT0104T / 4 ECTS
E
Sinfoniett
SIN0002T / 2 ECTS
E
Choir
KOR1002T / 2 ECTS
E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

By the end of the programme, students are familiar with the field of church music. This entails that students should: 

Be thoroughly familiar with a special area within the field.
Understand the methods used as a foundation for instrumental and vocal performance in church activities and ceremonies.
Have the insight and understanding needed to approach instrumental and vocal performance as an independent individual.
Be familiar with the work environment of a cantor/organist.
Be familiar with the fundamentals of search engines and information technology.
Be familiar with the equipment and computer software used in the field.
Have a basic knowledge of the legal environment of musicians.

Skills 

By the end of the programme, students can apply methods and processes in the field of composition. This entails that students should: 

Have gained proficiency in musical performance and be able to coordinate technique and interpretation.
Be able to take a critical position on their own work and that of others.
Be able to take decisions and support them on a professional basis.
Have the technique and skills to work independently.
Have adopted broad-mindedness and originality in thought, creation, and interpretation.
Recognise when information is needed and have the skills to gather it, assess its reliability, and use it appropriately.
Have adopted searching and diverse work habits.
Be able to use equipment and technology.

Competencies 

By the end of the programme, students should be able to use their knowledge and proficiency in work and/or further study. This entails that students should: 

Have adopted work habits that are recognised in their field.
Be able to work independently, set goals, and prepare and follow a timetable/project timeline.
Be able to use recognised methods to gather data relating to the work of a cantor/organist. 
Have gained insight into interpersonal communications as part of church work.
Be able to interpret and present their ideas.
Be able to participate actively in collaborative work and direct group projects.
Have acquired the competency needed for further study in the field of music.

M Main Subject
TH Theory
A Applied Professional Knowledge
S Studio Practices
ME Mandatory-Elective Course
MC Mandatory Course
E Elective Course

Previous years

Study Structure

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