MASTER

Do you want to do postgraduate studies according to your interpretive profile?

broadening the research facet?

The Conservatorio Superior de Música “Óscar Esplá” in Alicante offers an Official Master in Artistic Studies in Interpretation and Research of Music

  • Brochure Introduction
  • Availble places
  • Pre-registration
    • From 9th to 30th April 2021
    • From 1st to 3th September 2021
    • Documentation to be submittted
      • Pre-registration form completed and signed
      • A photocopy of the DNI (Spanish ID card) or a photocopy of passport and NIE (Foreigners’ Identity Number)
      • A photocopy of the Bachelor’s degree Diploma or (or its equivalent) homologated by Spanish MEC (Ministerio de Educación)
      • The 046 form for payment of fees (72,82€)
      • Curriculum Vitae, with achievements acreditation
    • The documentation can be sent by email but it must be scanned with a minimum of quality (a photograph with the phone will not be accepted)
  • Selection interviews:
  • Entrance exams:
    • First period : May 10th to 12th, 2021
    • Late period : September 6th to 8th, 2021
  • Enrollment:
    • May 19th, 2021
    • September 14th, 2021

Documentation for enrollment

  • Registration form
  • Picture for student ID card
  • A photocopy of the DNI (Spanish ID card) or a photocopy of passport and NIE (Foreigners’ Identity Number)
  • Bachelor’s degree Diploma or (or its equivalent) homologated by Spanish MEC (Ministerio de Educación).
  • Students under 28 years old must pay school insurante. It costs  1,12€ and you must pay before registration in the janitors box, and fill out a form with your name and security social number.
  • Brochure Introduction
  • Availble places
  • Pre-registration
    • From 20 march to 3 april 2020
    • From 1 to 4 September 2020
    • Documentation to be submittted
      • Pre-registration apply form
      • A photocopy of the DNI (Spanish ID card) or a photocopy of passport and NIE (Foreigners’ Identity Number)
      • A photocopy of the Bachelor’s degree Diploma or (or its equivalent) homologated by Spanish MEC (Ministerio de Educación)
      • The 046 form for payment of fees (72,82€)
      • Curriculum Vitae, with achievements acreditation
    • The documentation can be sent by email but it must be scanned with a minimum of quality (a photograph with the phone will not be accepted)
  • Selection interviews:
    • May 11 and 12, 2020
    • September 7 and 8, 2020
  • Entrance exams:
    • May 11 and 12, 2020
    • September 7 and 8, 2020
  • Enrollment:
    • May 18, 2020
    • September 14, 2020

Documentation for enrollment

  • Registration form
  • Picture for student ID card
  • A photocopy of the DNI (Spanish ID card) or a photocopy of passport and NIE (Foreigners’ Identity Number)
  • Bachelor’s degree Diploma or (or its equivalent) homologated by Spanish MEC (Ministerio de Educación).
  • Students under 28 years old must pay school insurante. It costs  1,12€ and you must pay before registration in the janitors box, and fill out a form with your name and security social number.

TITLE IDENTIFICATION DATA

  • DENOMINATION – Master in Artistic Studies of Interpretation and Research of Music
  • INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE – Higher Institute of Artistic Studies of the Valencian Community – ISEACV
  • CENTER – Conservatorio Superior de Música Óscar Esplá de Alicante
  • BRANCH OF KNOWLEDGE – Arts and Humanities
  • TYPE OF TEACHING – Arts and Humanities
  • CREDITS – 60
  • IMPLEMENTATION COURSE – 2012/13
  • NUMBER OF PLACES – 40
  • AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY – Comunidad Valenciana
  • LANGUAGES IN WHICH IT IS – Spanish and Valencian
  • COORDINATOR – Francisco José Fernández Vicedo

DETAILED INFORMATION

Entry Examinations Specifications 2020-21 (because of COVID-19)

Access requirements and admission to the degree and special access tests

In order to gain access to the official Master’s degrees, it will be necessary to have an official Higher Degree of artistic education, an official Degree or Graduated Degree or its equivalent issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area which authorizes in the country issuing the Title for access to Master’s teachings.
They will also be able to access the graduates according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation of their degrees, after verification by the competent Educational Administration that those who accredit an equivalent level of education. Access in this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree that is in the possession of the interested party, or its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the master’s artistic teachings.
Applications must complete the application form pre-enrollment, which can be downloaded from the web page of ISEACV or in the Superior Conservatory of Music“OscarEsplá” of Alicante, with the curriculum vitae of the intereses party and the certificates proving the allende merits.

Before the entrance test, the candidate will have to pass an interview with the CAT, in which he will explain his expectations about the master’s degree, besides commenting on the questions related to his musical trajectory, curriculum and other aspects. L If the CAT considers it appropriate, it may include in the interviews a written test to assess the candidate’s general knowledge, consisting of a commentary on a musical text and bibliographical citations.

As selection criteria for admission to the master’s degree, the following elements will be assessed:

1.    Access test. This test will be eliminatory.

It will consist of the interpretation of a program with pieces of different styles, whose duration does not exceed 20 minutes. The following concepts will be evaluated:
–    Fidelity to the text.
–    Stylistic correction.
–    Respect to the tempos, the agogic and the dynamics.
–    Appropriate technique.

The applicant that obtains a qualification inferior to 5, will be eliminated of the test of access, reason why it will not be able to pass to the assessment of merits.

2.    Overall rating of merits.

In this phase the candidate’s curriculum will be evaluated taking into account the different elements that allow to guarantee its use in one of the different lines of specialization. The following scale is established:
– Candidate record in music studies
– Outstanding average rating: 0.4
– Average mark of note: 0.2
– Degree Degrees or university degree: 1 for each degree.
– Superior Music or Degree Degrees (only those that are different from the specialty chosen): 1 for each title
– Extraordinary final degree (Conservatory or University): 0’2 for each one.
– Mention of honor end of career (Conservatory or University): 0’1 for each one.
– Concert activity: up to a maximum of 0.5
– Publications and congress attendance: up to a maximum of 0.5
– Accreditation of the command of a foreign language (certificates issued by EOI and others: Cambridge, DELPH, Goethe, etc.). Only the highest level title will be scored.
– Title level B1: 0’1
– Title level B2: 0’2
– Title level C1: 0’3
– Title level C2: 0’4
– Seniority in teaching (only years of service in official and municipal conservatories will be valued): 0.1 for each year of service, up to a maximum of five years.

The final score will be the sum of the scores obtained in the entrance test and the merit assessment. In case of a tie between candidates, the one who has obtained the highest score in the access test will be ahead.
The places will be granted by rigorous order of punctuation, according to the number of vacancies that exist in each specialty. Applicants who have passed the entrance test, but who do not obtain a place, will not be kept the note, but they must make a new pre-registration and proof of access the following course.

  • General and specific competences developed by the degree
    GENERAL TITLE COMPETENCES• CG-1    Demonstrate that you possess the skills, knowledge and artistic understanding in the field of music that are based on those typically associated with the first cycle, and amplify and improve them, which gives them a basis or Possibility to be original in the development of and / or application of ideas, in practice and / or creative field, often in a research context.
    CG-2    Be able to apply their skills, knowledge and artistic understanding as well as their ability to solve problems, in new or little known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ​​study.
    CG-3    Demonstrate ability to issue their own judgments on musical themes related to their area of ​​specialization, based on criteria, external norms or personal reflections.
    CG-4    To be able to communicate its conclusions and artistic options, as well as the fundamental knowledge and reasoning that support them, to specialized and non-specialized audiences, in a clear and unambiguous way.
    CG-5    To be able to use a methodology of study and research in the specialty that enables him to the continuous development of his musical activity.
    CG-6    Possess ability to analyze complex musical materials within your area of ​​expertise.
    CG-7    To be able to demonstrate the technical and practical knowledge acquired through traditional means and new technologies.
    CG-8    To be able to link the musical activity itself to other disciplines of scientific and humanistic thinking, to the arts in general and to other musical disciplines in particular, enriching the exercise of their profession with a multidisciplinary dimension.
    CG-9    Demonstrate a high level of technical and structural knowledge of the most representative musical works in the repertoire of your area of ​​specialization.TITLE COMPETENCES• CE-1    Demonstrate ability to relate your theoretical and practical studies to enrich your own artistic development.
    • CE-2    Know the specific interpretative criteria of your area of ​​study and be able to apply them based on the theoretical knowledge acquired.
    • CE-3    To be able, through knowledge of musical styles and a critical understanding of their interpretive traditions, to develop, present and demonstrate programs that are coherent and appropriate to their area or specialization itinerary.
    • CE-4    Demonstrate ability to act in the different types of participatory musical projects, from the duet to the orchestra, integrating in the group and being flexible to the indications of the director.
    • CE-5    Individual and / or collective dominance of the instrumental and corporal technique and the stylistic variants that require the repertoires of their area of ​​specialization.
    • CE-6    Know the scenic implications of professional activity.
    • CE-7    Know the theory and practical application of the interrelationship between structure and musical interpretation.
    • CE-8    Apply the techniques, methods and strategies that allow the independent investigation of performative and musicological aspects relevant to its instrumental praxis.
    • CE-9    To know the methods and documentary techniques necessary for the recovery and cataloging of musical heritage.
    • CE-10    Be able to develop diverse studies and research projects with the scientific rigor they require.
    • CE-11    Know the advanced methods and current technologies and apply them to the research or its area of ​​study.

Title coordination mechanisms

The Academic Title Committee (CAT) consists of:
Inmaculada Sánchez Velasco: Chairman of the Quality Committee of ISEACV (CCI).
Francisco José Fernánez Vicedo: Director-coordinator of the Master and Professor of Clarinet at CSM Alicante.
Jesús M. Gómez Rodríguez: Professor of Piano at the CSM Alicante.

Sixto Manuel Herrero Rodes: Professor of Saxophone at the CSM Alicante.
David Rizo Valero: external investigator (University of Alicante).

The CAT will produce an annual report which will integrate results information as well as a detailed analysis of the factors associated with learning, in particular the achievement of competencies. It will analyze the learning outcomes in each of the subjects and various measures of satisfaction, as well as the available information about their annual evolution collected from questionnaires. In turn, an improvement and support plan will be developed for the promotion of the most deficient skills.

The Master’s program consists of 60 ECTS which are taught over an academic year, lasting 37 weeks and a half.
The academic period goes from September to June. The students can do a partial registration with a minimum of
20 credits in each academic period, equivalent to 33% of total credits.

Master of Arts in Interpretation and Music Research.

Training itineraries that develop the degree

  • Classical music
  • Romantic music
  • Modern and contemporary music (20th and 21st centuries)

Pre-registration information

Documents to be submitted:

  • Certified copy of the academic degree
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic merits (awards, other degrees, programs, publications, etc.)
  • Seniority in teaching

Deadlines for the 2021/22 academic year

  • Pre-registration: from 19th to 30th April 2021 and from 1st to 3th September 2021
  • Interviews:
    • first period from 10th to 12th May 2021
    • late period from 6th to 8th September 2021
  • Access test:
    • first period from 10th to 12th May 2021
    • late period from 6th to 8th September 2021
  • List of admitted: May 18th and September 13th, 2021
  • Registration:
    • first period from 19th May 2021
    • late period 14th September 2021.

Mobility of students

Responsible

Dr. Jesús Mª Gómez Rodríguez (Coordinator of the Master’s Degree)
Academic Title Committee (CAT)
Department of International Relations of ISEACV
Antonio Ballester Corbí (Responsible for the Center’s mobility program)
ISEACV Quality Committee
Management Team of the CSM Alicante

Organization

The mobility program must be associated with the academic recognition of the modules given during the stay.
Of students received:
• Establishment of agreements and agreements with universities or other institutions.
• Organization and planning of the mobility program.
• Student reception and general program information / orientation.
• Information and general orientation to studies.
• Registration.
• End of stay.
• Review and improvement of the mobility program of the students received.

From students sent:
• Establishment of agreements and agreements with universities or other institutions.
• Organization and planning of the mobility program.
• Publication of the call for mobility programs.
• Selection of students.
• Publication of selected students.
• Incorporation of students to the destination center.
• End of stay.
• Review and improvement of the mobility program of students sent.
• Review and improvement of the mobility program of students sent.

The Master offers the possibility of mobility for the completion of the Master’s Degree Work. Student mobility will be organized, depending on the place of residence of the student, and the criterion of the tutor, through specific actions with the Superior Musical Institutions with which they have (or will have) signed agreements.

The Conservatorio Superior de Música “Oscar Esplá” in Alicante currently has the following bilateral mobility agreements:

• ROME: Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music.

• TRIESTE 02. Statale di Musica Conservatory “Guiseppe Tartini”.

• CASTELFRANCO VENETO: Agostino Steffani Conservatory of Music.

• MAASTRICHT: Zuyd Hogeschool.

• MONOPOLI: Nino Rota Conservatory of Music

• WEIMAR: Hochschule für Music Franz Liszt.

• KLAGENF: Kärntner LandesKonservatorium.

• LEUVEN: Luca, School of Arts.

• GRAZ: Kunstuniversitat Graz.

Goals

The general objectives of the Master in Artistic Studies of Interpretation and Research of Music are:

Provide advanced training of a specialized nature, oriented to professional specialization, promoting the initiation in research tasks in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
To promote in each student a process of continuous artistic development and of high quality that is in connection with the norms of the European Space of Higher Education.
To prepare musicians to enter the professional work world at the highest level, and to provide them with the flexibility, imagination and evaluation tools so that they can contribute to develop a professional praxis in today’s artistic life, developing self-confidence and the confidence of To be able to pursue his artistic career independently.
To foster in students the confidence in themselves to be considered, developed and consolidated as intelligent musicians, expanding and integrating their intellectual, emotional and physical resources, reflected in the practice of musical excellence, in the personal challenge and in the Taking risks in their specialization, planning and implementing personal projects, both in an individual job or as part of a team or team project.
To provide students with a learning and research environment that enables them to recognize and develop their potential, recognize and overcome their limits, feed back from diverse sources, including their peers, and integrate these elements into their development, supporting their individual need for study and Of conscious praxis.

Rules of permanence

Students must pass a minimum of 12 ECTS credits per year.
The permanence in the master’s degree can not exceed three academic years.
To overcome each subject the students will have two calls per year: June and September. It is considered that the condition of Not Presented does not consume call.
The Academic Commission for Music Studies of the ISEACV (CAE) may authorize, at the request of the student, on an exceptional basis and for duly justified objective reasons, such as serious illness or any other cause of force majeure, a new and unique call.

External Practices

Name of the subject: External Practices (6 credits)
Responsible:

Antonio Ballester Corbi (Head of the course)
Dr. Francisco José Fernández Vicedo (Coordinator of the Master’s Degree)
Academic Title Committee (CAT)
ISEACV Quality Commission (ITC)
Management Team of the CSM Alicante
Companies / Institutions of practices.
Organization

This course aims to develop and present high level programs outside the academic environment, interacting musically in different projects. In addition, it contributes to an interpretative work according to the characteristics of its modality and specialization, both in the solo role and as part of a grouping.
The students participating in the subject must carry out their practices with the collaborating groups and entities that have formalized their acurdo with the CSMA. The grouping where the practices are carried out is selected by the student, the tutors of the Conservatory, along with the students and coordinators of the different entities, who establish the dates of their practices.
Collaborating groups establish rules of participation depending on their needs, and the student can be part of them as a soloist or tutti, adequately assimilating the different subordinate, participatory or leadership functions that can be given within the formations, showing flexibility in the indications Of the director and capacity of integration in the group. During the internship period the student will carry out the tests and concerts established by the group selected for this purpose, receiving from the coordinator of the entity the planning and material necessary for the correct development of the subject. At the end of the internship, students and coordinators will present to the tutor the documents proving that they have taken this course.

Typology of companies
Municipal Symphonic Band of Alicante.
Conservatory of Dance of Alicante.
José Espadero Professional Dance Conservatory.
Symphony Orchestra City of Elche.
UCAM Symphony Orchestra.
Alicante Symphony Orchestra.
Alicante Philharmonic Orchestra.
Orchestra City of Orihuela.
Ensemble Col.legno.
Opera 2001.

Profile of tutors
The tutors of the students in the companies / institutions of artistic practices are the directors or the specialized teachers of the entities, that will be coordinated with the tutor of the student (the teacher of the main subject) and the person in charge of the practices in the Master to realize Monitoring and evaluation report.

MASTER PROFESSORS in Artistic Teachings of Interpretation and Music Research CSMA. Course 2020-21.

Coordinator: Fco. José Fernández Vicedo

Module I assignments: Foundations and techniques applied. General training classes.

  • Sixto Manuel Herrero (applied analysis). Doctor. Saxophone with definitive destination.
  • Manuel Mas (Technology applied). Doctor. Compositional certificate with definitive destination.
  • Francisco José Fernández Vicedo (Methodology of Performance and Performative Interpretation). Doctor. Clarinet Chair in Service Commission.
  • Manuel Añón (Technicals of Music Heritage Research). Doctor. Interim musicology professor.

Module II assignments: interpretative practice. Compulsory routing devices.

Music: Chamber Music

  • Segundo Fernández (Music of the Chamber). Chamber music teacher with definitive destination.
  • Ignacio Rhodes (Música de Cambra). Master. Interim guitar skills.

Music: Orchestra

  • Juan Bautista Pérez Gil (Orchestra). DEA. Acting professor of conductor orchestra.

Voice

  • M. José Martos Boluda (Cant). Master. Interim singing statistics.
  • María Pilar Páez Martínez (Cant). Master. Interim singing statistics.

Instrument:

  • Ana Alcaraz. Master. Flute with definitive destination.
  • Vicente Antón (Violin). Master. Violin professor with definitive destination.
  • Antonio BAllester (Violoncel). Master. Cello teacher in services commission.
  • Rafael Casasepere (Flatuta). PDI. An interim chair of flute.
  • Francisco José Fernández (Clarinet). Doctor. Clarinet on service commission.
  • Nines Galán (Clarinet). Master. Clarinet teacher on service commission.
  • Jesús M. Gómez (Piano). Doctor. Piano with definitive destination.
  • Pedro Herrero (Oboè). Master. Oboe with definitive destination.
  • Sixto M. Herrero (Saxofon). Doctor. Saxophone with definitive destination.
  • Vicente López (Tuba). Master. A fully-targeted ee tuba.
  • Ignacio Rhodes (Guitarra). Master. Interim guitar skills.
  • Serafin Rubens (Contrabass). PDI. Contrabass Acting Chair.
  • Inmaculada Torres POeñarrocha (Trompa). PDI. Interim Horn Professor.

Module III assignments: Complementary interpretative practice. Optional mates.

Interpretation theory

  • Jesús M. Gómez. Doctor. Piano with definitive destination.

Secondary Instrument

  • María José Martos (Cant). Master. Interim singing statistics.
  • José Luis Geoffreyo (Guitarra). Doctor. Interim guitar skills.
  • Serafin Rubens (Contrabass). PDI. Contrabass Acting Chair.

Interpretation Workshop

  • Victoria Marco: Clarinet. Doctor. Interim repertoire with piano.
  • Cristina Martínez: Violin and Oboe. DEA. Piano repertoire POofhassora.
  • M. Eugenia Palomares: Violin and cello. Doctor. Piano on services commission.
  • Silvia Gómez: Contrabass. Master. Description of the repertory in definitive destiny.
  • Daniel Fernández: Saxophone. Master. Interim repertory professor.
  • Miguel Ángel Saura: tuba. Master. Interim repertory professor.
  • Diana Orduña: Flute. Master. Interim repertoire statistics.
  • Patricia : Horn. Master. Interim repertoire statistics.
  • Cristina Cámara: Guitar. Master. Interim repertoire statistics.

External Practices:

  • Antonio Ballester (Artistic Practices). PDI. Master. Cello Profesor, official in service commission.

Master Final Work

Procedure for complaints and suggestions

For the claims in the notes of any subject of the Master the following steps will be followed:

  • From the three working days following the publication of the notes, the student will register in the administration of the Conservatory a written statement to the CAT.
  • The director-coordinator of the CAT will meet with the teacher concerned collecting all the necessary information that will reach the CAT.
  • The CAT will issue a resolution to the claimant within a maximum of five days from the receipt of the claim.
  • In case the student does not agree with the opinion of the CAT, he must make another letter addressed to the director of the Center, within three days from the resolution of the CAT. The Conservatory’s director will notify you of its resolution within a maximum of three days.
  • Against the resolution of the director, an appeal may be lodged with the CAE of the ISEACV within one month from the denial decision.

For any other claim or suggestion, the student will record his writing in the administration of the Conservatory and will follow the same steps as in the claim of notes.

Work Development Master’s degree (6 credits)

The Final Master’s Work will have the following structure:

  • A public recital in which works of the chosen itinerary are included (with a minimum duration of 45 minutes)
  • Written presentation of a research paper (minimum 70 folios) on a subject chosen by the student, which will have a multidisciplinary nature
  • Oral defense of this research work (lasting approximately 20 to 30 minutes)

The Final Master’s Work will have the following rules:

  • In order to be able to attend the TFM (recital and written work) will have to have approved all the credits of the subjects of the title.
  • A video recording with the program of the recital and the written work must be delivered at the Secretariat of the Center (this paper will be made on paper and in digital format).
  • The Final Master’s Work will have two calls for each course: June and September. The student can perform the recital in one call and the defense of the work in another, whenever it is within the same academic year.
  • The final grade of the subject will result from the arithmetic mean between the note of the recital and the note of the written research work.
  • The subject will be evaluated by a court composed of two department professors corresponding to each instrument and one member of the CAT. Exceptionally the tutor of the students may invite a doctor to be part of the court, in which case there would be: an external doctor, a professor of the department and a member of CAT

With regard to written research work:

  • The project will be presented in the register of the center at the end of October or beginning of November of academic course and must be approved by the CAT.
  • If the project is not suitable it can be corrected and resubmitted at the end of November.
  • The presentation of the final work to the CAT, for evaluation, will be in May (for the June call) and July (for the September call) and must be accompanied by a report from the tutor.