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High school and preparatory music school

Students enrol in music high school based on the results of the entrance exam. Students who have successfully completed primary music education or the second preparatory class of secondary music school and successfully passed the entrance exam or audition are enrolled in the first grade of high school. Students may enrol in music high school programs in addition to another educational program.

Students up to the age of 17 and up to the age of 18 have the right to enrol in music high school. Exceptionally for the profession of musician female singer, students up to the age of 22, and for the profession of musician male singer up to the age of 24.

We believe that education should be approached individually. Each student should have the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Individual approach encourages passion for music and engages students to participate more actively in the learning process.

We provide our students the opportunity to perform in concert halls in Zagreb and the surrounding area, and to participate in seminars and workshops with foreign and Croatian experts, musicians, educators and directors who work and collaborate with the largest orchestras and opera houses in the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Staatsoper in Vienna and the Berlin Philharmonic and the Opera of the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, among others.

As part of the high school program, the school provides instruction for the following professions:

1. Instrumentalist musician:

    • Piano
    • Guitar
    • Violin
    • Cello
    • Saxophone
    • Flute
    • Accordion

2. Musician solo singer
3. Musician theoretical direction

Classes are held in the premises of the Private Music School ‘Iva Kuprešak’ in Zagreb Ljubijska 82, and in the Regional Department in Novalja, at Ulica Matice hrvatske 9.
As part of the high school and preparatory music school, classes are held for the following programs:

Piano

Piano

The black and white world of 88 keys has always attracted a lot of interest, so even in our school, the largest number of students play the piano. By mastering technical exercises and compositions of various genres and stylistic periods, young pianists gradually build the art of virtuoso interpretation with which they can present the entire orchestra with just one instrument.

Cello

Cello

As the foundation of every orchestra, string instruments have a long historical development and tradition. Although demanding, they enchant with their beautiful tone, so there is no lack of interest in playing them. String instruments can also be taught at school, which, in addition to being soloists, sound excellent in chamber ensembles and string orchestras.

Flute

Flute

The group of wind instruments is more numerous and sound-diverse than string instruments, so it also offers a wider range of expressions in playing together. Students achieve successful results in this regard by joining forces in a small and large wind orchestra, playing wooden and brass wind instruments.

Accordion

Accordion

The accordion is an instrument that consists of three main parts - treble (with keys or buttons), bellows and bass. In addition to these basic parts, it is interesting to mention that the accordion, depending on the size of the instrument, has a different number of registers, which allow it to change different pitches and expand the range of tone tones.

Music theory

Music theory

To acquire a complete musical personality while learning an instrument, knowledge of music theory is necessary. Musical literacy, knowledge of stylistic determinants and the laws of the structure of a work help the student better understand the compositions he or she plays and interpret them better and more fully.

Guitar

Guitar

Along with the piano, the most popular instrument is the guitar. In addition to popular music known to the general public, this quiet intimate instrument also finds its place in the sphere of classical repertoire, equally solo and in harmony with the piano or as an accompaniment to a solo voice.

Violin

Violin

The violin is a string instrument with a recognizable, clear sound. Although she is often called the queen of instruments, she is primarily the basis of the orchestra and forms its base. But whether we look at it as a solo instrument or as part of an orchestra, we will see that it is present everywhere, both in classical and jazz music as well as in folk ensembles and all other musical directions. Learning the violin begins at an early age on a small instrument adjusted to the child's height and "grows" with him to his true size.

Saxophone

Saxophone

The group of wind instruments is more numerous and sound-diverse than string instruments, so it also offers a wider range of expressions in playing together. Students achieve successful results in this regard by joining forces in both small and large wind orchestra, playing wooden and brass wind instruments.

Solo singing

Solo singing

The human voice is considered to be the oldest instrument, and due to its nature solo singing begins to be learned at a later age than other instruments. Through a diverse program of vocalizations, opera and oratorical recitatives and arias, as well as solo songs, students learn to express deep emotional states and convey the diversity of musical piece’s content through voice expression, facial expressions and stage performance.

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