For counterpoint courses, a degree in harmony with a minimum grade of 7.50 “very good” is a prerequisite. Teaching music in the Renaissance (tropical counterpoint) and baroque (tonal counterpoint).

In the tropical counterpoint, writing is taught up to an octave chorus. The scales we use are the Ionic, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolidian and Aeolian modes. Antistatic polyphony is the goal for the student who has the ability to write up to eight independent voices with imitation that coexist in a work giving the renaissance style. In the tropical counterpoint we learn to write in various forms of the baroque era such as the pasakalia, the canon, etc. with combinations of instruments of the symphonic orchestra in the tonal system.
Compulsory courses: history, morphology, organology, practical training and piano

Study duration:

  • 2 years
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George Karakasis
George Karakasis

Karakasis George Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Professor of Advanced Theory.
He graduated from the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2008. He studied at OBE (Conservatory of Northern Greece) advanced theory and Composition (excellent unanimously). He received a degree in Organizing from the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki and took conducting lessons with the Conductor Karolos Trikolidis (letter of recommendation).
He holds the position of Chief Musician and Conductor in the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Paionia and in the choir of “Saint Raphael “of Meteora, Thessaloniki since 2009. He is the conductor of the two small symphonic orchestras” New Generation”and “ Mozartakia”of OBE (Conservatory of Northern Greece) since 2013 and of the large symphonic orchestra of OBE since 2019.
He has been the artistic director of the Dimiourgon Odeio-AMS Music school (About Music Studios and Lessons) since 2017 and of the Municipal Conservatory of Paionia in Kilkis since 2020. He is in charge of the music department at the Cultural Association of Lagyna from 2017 until today.

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