French Horn (8201T074)

master's programme qualification

No new students are accepted for the qualification. Qualification finishes 2024-12-31.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

The programme does not have any specific requirements for the recognition of prior learning. The procedure for recognition at AMU is governed by Articles 89 and 90 of the Act on Higher Education Institutions No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended, and by the AMU Attendance and Examination Regulations.

Qualification requirements and regulations

Completed university education in a Bachelor´s programme in French Horn.

Regulations: The Czech education system is governed by the Act on Higher Education Institutions, as amended (Act No. 111/1998 Coll.), and by the internal regulations of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Field of study characterization

French Horn is a practically oriented field focusing on the study and systematic mastery of the most demanding instructional and elocutionary literature for French horn.

The Master´s programme deepens the circles of curriculum studied at the Bachelor´s level and enhances them in particular with further methodological curriculum. Above all, it develops and systematises skills and findings concerning the presentation of students´ own skills within the scope of chamber ensembles, orchestras and solo performances.

Key learning outcomes

Students must master the entire volume of the world repertoire in both the soloist and chamber areas. The common norm is a requirement of 6 to 8 learned compositions within the academic year. Quality is verified through public performances at departmental seminars, school concerts, contests and national as well as international competitions.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates apply their skills in orchestral playing, chamber playing and soloist activity, as well as in pedagogical work in secondary and post-secondary education. The graduate must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the world repertoire, and must have mastered all the requirements of soloist and orchestral playing. He or she must have language skills and the ability to present a musical interpretation in all forms of modern media.

Access to further studies

The doctoral programme in French Horn at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU), programmes in the arts or education faculties of other universities.

Lifelong learning programmes, master courses, etc.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Studies are assessed by credits and examinations stipulated by study plans.

The credit is an ungraded form of assessment of studies. It is allocated upon fulfilment of requirements stipulated for individual subjects and is recorded in the information system with the word „Credited“ (Z). An examination is a graded form of assessment of studies, which tests knowledge and level of creativity in the relevant subject. Examinations are graded on the scale „A, B, C, D, E, F“. In the main subjects, examinations are administered by a commission.

At the end of the first year, students undergo an examination before a Department of Wind Instruments committee, where they demonstrate their abilities to master the study programme in all its breadth.

Graduation requirements

The student fulfils the requirements of the study plan and passes the State Master´s Examination.

The State Master´s Examination consists of the following parts:

-the 90-minute Master´s concert and its defence;

-the diploma thesis and its defence;

-the subject of Poetics of Interpretive Performance.

Mode of study


Qualification director or equivalent

Vladimír REJLEK

Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans

No study planned is available.