Graduate School of Music – Doctoral Course
Kyoto City University Of Arts
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Students are expected to acquire either advanced composition or advanced conducting techniques by composing works or by conducting, and studying theory. In order to achieve this, students have to do practical and theoretical research in both areas, because these areas are closely related to each other.
They also have to study deeply the historical, social and cultural aspects of music in order to create new music. Students of composition will compose musical works and do research on the theory of composition and music pieces, and will create a new piece of music.
Students of the conducting will study the role of conductors in the arts from a broader point of view. The course also aims to develop researchers with an advanced ability for the improvement of conducting techniques and for the further development of conducting education.