AIMING HIGH, MOVING FORWARD
Musica Mundi School (MMS) is a primary and secondary boarding school for highly gifted young musicians.
Musica Mundi School is the only “ALL STEINWAY SCHOOL” in this part of Europe, providing its young talents with these majestic pianos and excellent practising and performing conditions.
Musica Mundi offers two hours per week of individual lessons for the student’s main instrument. These individual sessions are given by internationally renowned professors of all instruments who come to Musica Mundi to bring our young talents to their highest level of musical and technical performance.
Students are required to practice their main instrument a minimum of three hours per day.
Chamber music is an important part of Musica Mundi School’s musical curriculum. Two sessions per year are dedicated to chamber music. Ensembles are organized with specifically chosen repertoires.
For a period of three months per session and on weekly basis, lessons and rehearsals for chamber music are scheduled.
All string players and other instrumentalists (except pianists) receive one half hour of piano tuition per week. Pianists can also choose to study a second instrument.
Highly professional choir training and voice coaching are part of Musica Mundi School’s musical curriculum. It is no secret that the human voice is the most beautiful and the most natural musical instrument. As we all know, great musicians are singing on their instruments!
Masterclasses of guest artists are organized throughout the entire academic year. Ivry Gitlis (in Memorium), Maxim Vengerov, Alexandra Soumm and Mihaela Martin have conducted master classes for violin, Pavel Gililov for piano, and Maxim Rysanov for viola.
There are five official school concerts per year, two for solo performances, two for chamber music and one, the end-of-year concert, for both. Musica Mundi School’s Choir and Orchestra also perform during these official concerts.
In addition to these events, there are dozens of other private events of varying sizes over the course of each school year, meaning that everyone gets opportunities to perform.
In the 2021 – 2022 academic year alone, 26 private concerts took place in Brussels, London, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Halle, Hove, La Hulpe, Leuven, Gent etc.…
Conducting is an integral part of our music curriculum.
General knowledge of instrumentation and the orchestra is essential in developing, cultivating, and deepening artistic interpretation and instrumental proficiency.
Each student has a different level of music theory knowledge. Musica Mundi School will ensure that any student who lacks a solid foundation in any subject of music theory will acquire the necessary foundations and will continue his/her way through the extensive programme of theory, harmony, ear training, composition, music history, and music literature.
This is the main reason why music theory classes are organized in levels rather than age groups.
A part of this musical education is to complete Cambridge IGCSE and A Level Music exams. These skill-based exams test students’ instrumental skills and composition skills as well as knowledge of music theory, harmony, and music history. They are intended to develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
To assist students in their work of composing, reading and listening to music, the music library is at their disposal. The library is equipped with computers and Sibelius composition software.
In their final year of study at the school (year 13), students embark on an additional, school-specific diploma, the Musica Mundi School Diploma, involving the completion of an 8-month research project on a musical topic of the student’s choice and a performance of a full recital programme.
|Instrumental lessons by resident teacher.||2 hours per week|
|Supervised practice||13 hours per week|
|Piano training (for non-pianists)||0.5 hours a week|
|Chamber music by resident teacher||1 hour per week during projects|
|Music theory, harmony, ear training,
composing, music history,
music literature classes
|6 hours per week|
|Choir||2 hours per week|
|Conducting||1 hour per week|
|Master Class||1 per trimester|
|Orchestra||1,5 hours per week|