Advanced Theory

From the first moment that children join the life of the conservatory, Philippos Nakas Conservatory places special emphasis on the core of the theoretical courses, up to the last level, that of Composition. With an excellent staff of teachers, composers with distinctions and a constant presence in cultural events, it seeks to give everyone, from the beginning to the last stage of studies, all the supplies needed to create their own musical thinking. Starting from the musical forms, the data and the rules of the musical texts that are analyzed, students gain all the knowledge of the past, but with a modern dynamic and perspective.

The goal is to free the student from mechanical reproduction and at the same time to have a valuable tool, a special language (musical language), so that he can give life to the new musical creations with solid foundations in the past.

SECTION: HARMONY

The student's admission to this department is made after Qualifying Exams for the 1st or 2nd year of studies based on knowledge level.

Duration of study

Three Years - if the placement takes place in the 1st year of studies
Two Years - if the placement takes place in the 2nd year of study
The above duration of study is the minimum required

General mandatory courses
Solfège (5 years)
History of Music (2 years)
Choir (2 years)
Compulsory Piano (up to the waist)
Knowledge of Simple Counterpoint
Practical Teaching (Choir Conducting)
Analysis
Morphology (2 years) - not listed on the degree, but attendance is mandatory
History of Art (1 year) - attendance is optional

SECTION: COUNTERPOINT
Prerequisite for the admission to this department: students holding a Degree in Harmony with a grade of "Excellent" or "Very Good".

Duration of study
Two Years
The above duration of study is the minimum, and students can study up to four years in the department.

General Mandatory Courses
History of Music (2 years)
Morphology (2 years)
Instrumentation (1 year)
Mandatory Piano (up to the 2nd year of middle school)
Pedagogy Training
Analysis
History of Art (1 year) - attendance is optional

SECTION: FUGUE
Prerequisite for the admission to this department: students holding a Contrapunkt Degree with a grade of "Excellent" or "Very Good".

Duration of study
Two Years (there is a possibility for students to complete their studies in 1.5 years - three semesters of study)
The above duration of study is the minimum and students can study up to four years.

General Compulsory Courses
History of Music (2 years)
Mandatory Piano (up to Advanced)
Orchestration
Analysis

SECTION: COMPOSITION
Prerequisite for the admission to this department: students holding a Fugue Degree with a grade of "Excellent" or "Very Good".

Duration of study
Four Years (there is a possibility for students to complete their studies in 3.5 years – seven semesters of study).
The above duration of study is the minimum and students can study up to 8 years.

General Compulsory Courses
Orchestra Conducting (2 years)