What's special about the Graduate School
Research guidance system
In order to provide a complete guidance system that meets the needs of each individual graduate student's research, the Graduate School assigns research supervisors and teaching assistants based on the subject of study and the number of students.
The dean selects one teaching assistant for each course to provide detailed guidance on the classes each student should take based on their individual research topics and capabilities.
This makes it possible for students to go beyond their majors and put together a free and flexible curriculum that helps fulfill each research task while keeping professional special research as the main focus.
* Professional special research = Research teaching assistants supplement the lessons provided by our world-class faculty according to each graduate student's research topic. The university's unique practical lessons, with a focus on ensembles.
By providing a first-class education, this system makes it truly possible for graduate students receive the advanced guidance necessary to become music professionals.
A liberal curriculum
We have put in place a curriculum where students can receive an education from a faculty made up of professors who are active both in their own fields of study and in other fields as well. Lessons in the various instruments form a firm foundation for future study, after which each student has a high degree of freedom to choose his or her curriculum going forward. Students who want to take part in competition can take courses geared towards competitions while students who wish to join an orchestra in future can pursue Orchestral Studies to their hearts' content. The aim is to have a curriculum that allows students to take individually-tailored routes in the pursuit of their research goals.
We have a system that lets everyone do what they do want to do and go as far as they want in search of their goals - that's the Senzoku style.