The performance of all orchestra wind instruments may be learned at the Academy of Music.

Intensive studies led by highly qualified professionals and international master classes complement a series of specially organised events, including the annual organisation of the Wind Instrument Symposium.

Classes are also available to students in playing another instrument (including early or jazz instrument performance). The repertoire of wind instrument performance is regularly complemented by contemporary compositions, especially by Latvian composers, with significant emphasis on the innovations of JVLMA student composers.

The wind instrument study programmes thoroughly develop the personality of a musician and provide the experience of international culture, contributing to the development of a competent, modern professional prepared for the music industry.

Degree and qualification

Upon successful graduation of a Bachelor’s study programme a Professional Bachelor's degree in Music, Choreography or Musical Pedagogy (in programmes General Education Music Teacher, Professional Music Subject Teacher) is conferred upon a student, together with the fifth level professional qualification according to the specialisation (pianist, violinist, choral conductor, composer, musicologist, choreographer etc.).

The integral curriculum of the Bachelor's studies, which in addition to academic and professional training courses also include the courses required for teaching, provides all graduates the corresponding pedagogical qualification (teacher of piano playing, violin playing, choral conducting, music theory, dance, etc.). Considering the requirements of
today's labour market, a number of study programmes allow students the option to obtain the right to work in a music school as a teacher of a different subject (to teach piano playing, music theory, a related wind instrument, etc.) as an elective course.

Upon completion of a Professional Master's degree programme a graduate is granted a Professional Master's degree in Music or Choreography. Upon successful graduation from the Academic Master's degree programme, a Master of Arts degree in Humanities is conferred.

At the end of academic doctorate studies, students receive a statement regarding the acquisition of a doctorate study programme and, after successfully defending the promotional work, obtains a doctoral diploma and a degree of Doctor of Arts (Dr. Art.).

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