MGLU5236 - Principal instrument


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

5 hours (30 min) individual teaching with principal instrument teacher per semester in first, second and third semester of cycle 2, Master in music.

Learning outcome

The student

Has thorough knowledge about artistic research in the field of music pedagogy.
Has advanced knowledge about conveying music both musically, scenically and verbally for a diverse audience and on different arenas.
Has specialized knowledge about performing, analyzing and conveying music from a selection of genres.
Has thorough knowledge about rehearsing.

The student

Master his/hers principal instrument and can use it in a varied, convincing, independent and engaged way in teaching situations and in artistic research.
Can reflect independently and critically about different technical and artistic problems at hand when it comes to rehearsing, learning and presenting music.

General skills:
The student

Can analyse relevant ethical problems at hand concerning principal instrument teaching and the music subject in school, the profession as music teacher and artistic research
Take responsibility for own artistic research and relate it to his/her own profession.
Has a varied basis for teaching and conveying music in different scenes and for different target groups.

Learning methods and activities

One-to-one lessons, group lessons, rehearsing alone and in groups.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments according to course description

Further on evaluation

Participation in concerts and studio sessions related to the other subjects in cycle 2 and also participation in ensemble/workshop related to this.
Individual record of rehearsal
Christmas concert 1. semester
Studio recording 2. semester
Attendance: 80%
Individual concert, solo and/or in an ensemble wtih a maximum duration of 20 minutes. Exam repertoire is chosen after consultation with principal instrument teacher.
The exam is graded A-F.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7)
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required: Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 or 5-10 (MGLU1-7 or 5-10) with master in music

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education



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