Performance & Voice
Educating professional performers who can evaluate the rich traditional music heritage of Turkey, develop a view point evolved from past to the future and fuse their national art identity with the global values is an inevitable necessity. Within this context, foundation of the Performance Department Instrument-Voice Thesis/non-Thesis Master Program has been aimed under Istanbul Technical University Social Sciences Institute and it has been approved by the Council of Higher Education on 04.08.2014. This program is an interdisciplinary program that includes two different performance areas (voice and instrument).
Mission and Vision
*Improving the interpretational capacities and academic backgrounds of the artist candidates who are graduates of Turkish Music or Western Music Conservatory Voice and Instrument Department.
*Educating creative performers with science-based, research-based and art-based personalities and leadership values.
*Providing a stage experience for students in a national or international context and teaching the contemporary presentation methods.
*Developing an analytical view point for the musical compositions and providing a ground for high level performances.
*Raising respectable and qualified artists for the academic and art-based institutions and national and international music industry.
*Making mutual projects with the national and international universities under a contemporary education system which can evaluate the art works with an interdisciplinary approach.
General Information about the Program
*Students who applied for Performance Department Instrument-Voice Thesis/non-Thesis Master Program should fulfill the registration conditions of the Social Sciences Institute. In addition, all the applicants enter two exams including an interview/verbal exam and a written exam.
*The questions for the written exam are decided by the Executive Committee and carried out by the Program Acceptance Committee. A performance with an instrument or voice is required for the interview/verbal exam.
* An English proficiency test result accepted by ITU Senate need to be submitted during registration or ITU Proficiency test point decided by ITU Senate need to be provided. For the foreign students, the rules of Council of Higher Education are implemented.
*The language of the program is Turkish-English. %70 of the courses enrolled should be in Turkish, %30 of the courses enrolled should be in English. %50 of the courses are compulsory and %50 of the courses are elective.
* In order to graduate from Performance Department Instrument-Voice Thesis Master Program, 24 credits should be completed. 12 credits are for compulsory courses and 12 credits are for elective courses.
* In order to graduate from Performance Department Instrument-Voice Thesis Master Program, 36 credits should be completed. 18 credits are for compulsory courses and 18 credits are for elective courses.
*Students should enroll %50 of the courses from their own program. Other half could be selected from Social Sciences Institute Master Programs or from other universities masters and PhD programs with the approval of the advisor.
* ITU Performance Department Instrument-Voice Thesis/non-Thesis Master Program is prosecuted under the legislation of “ITU Masters Education Regulation”.
İTÜ Social Sciences Institute Application Conditions
- Having a 4-year undergraduate diploma
- Two recommendation letters
- Fulfilling the Aapplication conditions of İTÜ Social Sciences Institute
- Succeeding in the written and verbal/interview exams which is organized by the program executive committee
Head of the Program and Coordinator
Doç. Cihangir Terzi
Program Executive Committee
Prof. Adnan Koç
Prof. Nermin Kaygusuz
Prof. Erol Parlak
Doç. Cihangir Terzi
Doç. Cihan Yurtçu
Doç. Dr. Tolgahan Çoğulu
Prof. Dr. Can ETİLİ ÖKTEN
Prof. Dr. Cihat AŞKIN
Prof. Metin EKE
Prof. Adnan KOÇ
Prof. Nermin KAYGUSUZ
Prof. Songül KARAHASANOĞLU
Prof. Devlet Devrim ÖZTAŞ
Prof. Ruhi AYANGİL
Prof. Erol PARLAK
Doç. Cihangir TERZİ
Doç. Jülide GÜNDÜZ
Doç. Dr. Tolgahan ÇOĞULU
Doç. Cihan YURTÇU
Doç. Ayşegül KOSTAK TOKSOY
Doç. Neva ÖZGEN
Yrd. Doç. Hakan ŞENSOY
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Sinem ÖZDEMİR
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Süleyman ERGUNER
Dr. Süleyman ŞENEL
Dr. Ali TÜFEKÇİ
Dr. Bülent AKSOY
1.TERM – COMPULSORY COURSES
CSP 501 ADVANCED INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE 1
CSP 503 ADVANCED VOICE PERFORMANCE (THM) 1
CSP 505 ADVANCED VOICE PERFORMANCE (TSM) 1
CSP 507 E PSYCHOLOGY OF CONCERT STAGE
1.TERM – ELECTIVE COURSES
CSP 509 METHOD PREPARATION AND DEVELOPMENT (INSTRUMENT)
CSP 511 METHOD PREPARATION AND DEVELOPMENT (VOICE)
CSP 513 TURKISH FOLK MUSIC INSTRUMENTS
CSP 515 19. AND 20. CENTURY INNOVATIVE COMPOSERS OF TURKISH MUSIC
2.TERM – COMPULSORY COURSES
CSP 502 RECITAL 1
CSP 504 ADVANCED INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE 2
CSP 506 ADVANCED VOICE PERFORMANCE (THM) 2
CSP 508 ADVANCED VOICE PERFORMANCE (TSM) 2
2.TERM – ELECTIVE COURSES
CSP 510 COMPARATIVE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE NEIGHBORING GEOGRAPHIES
CSP 512 TURKISH LANGUAGE WORLD MUSIC
CSP 514 TURKISH MUSIC FORMS AND STYLES
CSP 516 SOUND PHYSIOLOGY
CSP 518 E NEW MUSIC TRENDS
3.TERM – COMPULSORY COURSES
CSP 517 ADVANCED INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE 3
CSP 519 ADVANCED VOICE PERFORMANCE (THM) 3
CSP 521 ADVANCED VOICE PERFORMANCE (TSM) 3
CSP 523 E COMMUNICATION IN PERFORMANCE
3.TERM – ELECTIVE COURSES
CSP 525 IMPROVISATION 1
CSP 527 CHAMBER MUSIC 1 TSM
CSP 529 CHAMBER MUSIC 1 THM
CSP 531 CHAMBER MUSIC 1 BM
CSP 533 BAĞLAMA FINGER PLAYING TECHNIQUES 1
CSP 535 PIANO LITERATURE 1
CSP 537 VIOLIN LITERATURE 1
CSP 539 PERFORMANCE STYLE AND MANNER 1 (TSM)
CSP 541 PERFORMANCE STYLE AND MANNER 1 (THM)
4.TERM – COMPULSORY COURSES
CSP 520 ADVANCED INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE 4
CSP 522 ADVANCED VOICE PERFORMANCE (THM) 4
CSP 524 ADVANCED VOICE PERFORMANCE (TSM) 4
CSP 526 RECITAL 2
CSP 599 FINAL PROJECT
4.TERM – ELECTIVE COURSES
CSP 528 IMPROVISATION 2
CSP 530 CHAMBER MUSIC 2 TSM
CSP 532 CHAMBER MUSIC 2 THM
CSP 534 CHAMBER MUSIC 2 BM
CSP 536 BAĞLAMA FINGER PLAYING TECHNIQUES 2
CSP 538 PIANO LITERATURE 2
CSP 540 VIOLIN LITERATURE 2
CSP 542 E ACADEMIC TEXT WRITING
CSP 544 PERFORMANCE STYLE AND MANNER 2 (TSM)
CSP 546 PERFORMANCE STYLE AND MANNER 2 (THM)