東京芸術大学古楽科
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Early Music Department

Areas of Study
Faculty Profiles
Admission
Audition Requirements

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Areas of study

1) Programs Offered
Undergraduate Programs
(Gakubu)
Graduate Programs (Master's degree)
(Daigakuin Shushi Katei)
Doctoral Programs
(Hakushi Katei)
Reserch Student
(Kenkyusei)
Harpsichord Harpsichord
Recorder Organ
Baroque Violin Fortepiano
Voice
Baroque Violin
Baroque Cello
Recorder

2) Faculty

Harpsichord/Organ Naoya Otsuka
Voice Yukari Nonoshita
Baroque Violin Natsumi Wakamatsu
Baroque Cello Hidemi Suzuki
Recorder Shigeharu Yamaoka
Fortepiano Kikuko Ogura

Faculty Profile

Naoya Otsuka(Harpsichord/Organ)
Yukari Nonoshita (Voice)
Natsumi Wakamatsu (Baroque Violin)
Hidemi Suzuki (Baroque Cello)
Shigeharu Yamaoka (Recorder)
Kikuko Ogura (Fortepiano)

Admissions

Undergraduate Programs
You will be required to take following examinations prior to admission:
  • ※Nippon Ryugaku Shiken (University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students given by the Japan Student Service Organization)duate Programs
Graduate Programs
Click here for information for overseas applicants

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate Programs
  • Audition on major instrument
  • ※Ongaku kisonoryoku Shiken(Exam for musical basic faculity)
  • interview (Japanese or English)
※Ongaku kisonoryoku Shiken (Exam for Musical Basic Ability) consists of:
  • Meolic dictation
  • Harmonic dictaion
  • Sightsinging
  • keyboard playing
Graduate Programs
  • Performance on major instrument/voice
  • Interview (Japanese or English)

Past Audition Repertoires
Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs
Harpsichord Harpsichord
Recorder Organ
Baroque Violin Fortepiano
Voice
Baroque Violin
Baroque Cello
Recorder

Voices

"The idea to study Bach in Japan is like to order spaghetti al dente in a sushi-bar!" ―This is exactly how I was responded by Prof. Masaaki Suzuki when I first told him my intention to study with him at Geidai. But if you knew that in a certain sushi-bar you could have an excellent dish of spaghetti that you consider one of the best in the whole world, why not go there? I am a Japanese Government Scholarship grantee from the United States and currently an early music research student at Geidai. My field of study is music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and I study with Prof. Suzuki on the subject. If you think I have been wasting my time here being away from Europe, you are absolutely mistaken. Being one of epicenters of early music scenes today, Tokyo is a rare city where you can receive quality early music education. All faculty members of the department are very active as performers, and their practical and musical-philosophical insights are something you treasure for years to come. Not only their attitudes toward music-making can inspire you so deeply, but their actual teaching can also make your spirit soar with joy that you are in the right place at the right time. In addition to private lessons of your main instrument, there are three different early music ensemble classes where you get to work with different teachers for different incredible experiences. You can also just observe or audit those classes upon simple consultation with the teacher of the class. Ensemble experience is what you can obtain much if you seek. My time in Japan is almost up, and I am preparing to conclude current chapter of my life story. One thing that comes across my mind looking back is this: I would never trade my experiences in Japan for anything, ever. I am still extremely excited to have gotten to know those fantastic teachers, and I cherish those moments I shared with other awesome students making music.

February 2005 Koji Karl Otsuki

Postscript: Your ability to speak Japanese is very crucial to your success in Japan.