The IB Career-related Programme at AMADEUS: Who is it for?

AMADEUS International School Vienna is now a fully accredited Pearson BTEC Test Centre. This is a big step on our way towards the IB Career-related Programme (IB CP) accreditation, which we expect will follow in June.

The IB CP is a very unique programme that provides students with the perfect pathway to focus on a music career whilst receiving a top international academic education.

The IB CP is offered all around the world with different career focuses, but AMADEUS Vienna is currently the only school in Europe to offer the music pathway of the programme! Learn much more about the programme here.

Who can apply for the IB CP with Music?

The IB CP is for students in Grade 11 and 12, and AMADEUS Vienna’s unique version of the CP has been developed for students who wish to focus on career-related, applied learning in a field which genu­inely interests them before progressing to a higher education programme in music.

The course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the music industry. This need not be as a solo performer as there are many other elements making up the industry as a whole. However, within the course, there are elements of composition and music collaboration for which knowledge and skill in some areas will be beneficial.

We have already started admitting students for the programme, and below you can find a short interview with two of them:

Yumian, 17 years old

Place of residence: I came from Chengdu but I lived nine years in China and seven and half years in Lisbon, Portugal.

Instrument(s): I took piano lessons for three and a half years. I also play the violin and the trumpet a little.

Biggest experience in my musical career so far: After getting a high grade for my second ABRSM exam I played at a big public concert in Lisbon. I was really nervous but it was a really great experience!!

Artists that inspire me: I love the music of Joe Hisaishi. Here is an exmple on YouTube.

Why I want to study the IB Career-related programme at AMADEUS Vienna: Because I am planning to become a piano teacher and to hopefully write my own music.

When I move to Vienna, I look forward to: learning more about music and meeting all of the other AMADEUS students and teachers.

I want to use my music education at AMADEUS for: I hope that AMADEUS will prepare me so that I can go to a Music College in England, and that I will become a teacher or professor and have many successful students in the future.

Yian Gao, 16 years old

Place of residence: Beijing, China

Instrument: I have been playing the Cello for nine years.

Biggest experience in my musical career so far: When I participated in the international performance of the school orchestra on China Central Television!

Artists that inspire me: I really like the Strauss family and Austrian music in general.

Why I want to study the IB Career-related programme at AMADEUS Vienna: I love Austria and want to feel the atmosphere of music there. Regardless of whether I can become a soloist or not, I hope to pursue a career related to music in the future.

When I move to Vienna, I look forward to: Learning more about the history of Austria, this is very exciting!

I want to use my music education at AMADEUS for: I hope to engage in music-related work in the future – as long as it is music, I like it very much! After AMADEUS I want to attend the university and study a music-related major.

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