Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo)

is a two-year joint Masters programme in Contemporary Performance and Composition offering the students an open platform for experimental artistic practice within a European setting.
The programme's participating institutions are:
Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (Estonia)
Kungl. Musikhögskolan i Stockholm (Sweden)
Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (France)
Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (Germany)

You will spend each of the four semester in a different institution, moving from one to the other as a group with the other CoPeCo students. Your studies will be centered around the Masters Degree Project which you will complete over the two-year study period.
The programme was developed under the auspices of LLP Erasmus Curriculum Development Project (2010 -2013)

CoPeCo is for you if you are:

  • a musician (composer, performer or both) passionate about experimenting with new music looking and for the possibility to complete a large-scale individual artistic project in a supportive collaborative study environment
  • willing to work in a group
  • already experienced in and/or interested in developing yourself further in the following key areas:

1. composer-performer collaboration
2. cross-disciplinary collaboration
3. new technologies
4. improvisation

  • holding a Bachelors degree or equivalent in music or on your final year of undergraduate music studies

CoPeCo can offer you:

  • freedom to conceive your artistic degree project and full support in its realisation, provided that the project can be delivered within the duration of your studies and remains within the framework of funds and facilities available to you in all participating institutions
  • the possibility to work on your individual artistic project in a supportive environment of group synergy, benefiting from open and collegial relations with your tutors and peers
  • the possibility to work on smaller-scale group projects with your peers
  • individual tutoring to improve your music skills (vocal, instrumental, compositional and other)
  • the possibility to develop your artistic pursuits in different cultural contexts
  • the competencies necessary to adjust to the challenges of the arts scene and lead a freelance career as well as work within the framework of established arts institutions

Additional information:

Hanneleen Pihlak
Programme coordinator
Phone: +372 667 5779