Oddelek za muzikologijo

Department of Musicology

Information for Exchange Students

Dear exchange students!

Welcome to the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana! Our Department offers several courses in English.

Courses in English

In the academic year 2022/2023 the following courses will be taught in English:

Department of Musicology offers the course Score playing 1 (3 ECTS) in English especially for exchange students. The course takes place in the winter semester. Students learn how to play up to four-voice vocal scores, in which different clefs are used (G-, C- and F-clef). The student is familiar with the way of writing down vocal musical works in scores from the early polyphony to modern times and can perform the scores in a reduced way on keyboard instruments. With the reduction of the score and performing on an instrument, the student deepens their knowledge of musical structure of the specific work. The course is taught by Asst. Prof. Dr. Katarina Bogunović Hočevar.

Some lectures from the ethnomusicology field are given bilingually in Slovene and English. Exchange students therefore frequently choose ethnomusicological courses.

In the winter semester ethnomusicological course Musics of the World: Anthropology of Music (5 ECTS) will be taught in English by Prof. Dr. Svanibor Pettan. In the course Musics of the World: Anthropology of Music students learn about the anthropological approach to music practices of the world and about diverse musical practices in various contexts – from village parties to symphonic concerts to Eurosong. In the course Applied ethnomusicology students learn about the history of applied ethnomusicology, its methods and techniques world-wide.

In the spring semester the course Ethnomusicology 1 (4 ECTS) will be taught in English by Prof. Dr. Svanibor Pettan. In this course students get insight into the relevant written, sound and audiovisual sources, and learn how to independently manage a characteristic ethnomusicological research assignment in terms of theory and method.

Erasmus students can also attend the course Ethno Music Group 1 (3 ECTS) in winter semester, where students prepare arrangements of folk songs which they then perform. The focus is on learning about music for different occasions in different cultures. The knowledge is concretised in the ethno music group which prepares an actual programme for a public performance at the end of the academic year. A different programme is rehearsed and performed each year. 20 of practice hours are dedicated to fieldwork. Students experience ethnomusicological fieldwork which includes: audio and/or video recording of a performance of a selected vocal and/or instrumental folk tune, a transcription and a preparation of the material for performance with the ethno music group. The course is taught by Asst. Prof. Dr. Nejc Sukljan.

For the timetable see here.

Other courses

Exchange students, that study musicology or similar field of education, can also choose courses that are given in Slovene. You will pass the courses with individual work. You will be given assignments and attend individual consultations with the professors.

For the list of all courses at the department see here.

Students that are on the exchange program for the whole year are welcome to attend our choir (course Music practice: Vocal music group) and/or orchestra (course Music practice: Instrumental music group).

International office

More information for Erasmus students.