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Bachelor's degree 8 semesters German B 2 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Artistic-practical exam
    Duration: 45 minutes

    • two pieces of different styles, performed with piano (in exceptional cases with a different solo instrument)
    • opera scene of own choice, performed from the piano reduction (by singing and playing)
    • performance of a folk song or Lied in German of your choice
    • sight-reading of an easy piano reduction
    • score reading for pianists of simple orchestral works (total time approx. 30 minutes)

    Practical conducting part

    • Short rehearsal (5-10 minutes) with an ensemble or the university orchestra with a work to be announced at the time of admission.

    Level of difficulty: middle Haydn symphony, early romantic orchestral work or a work with simple metre changes 

    Piano solo performance as part of the main subject examination

    Ear training

    Written and oral examination; examination time 35 minutes

    Music theory

    Written and oral examination; examination time 35 minutes

Application process

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for studies starting in winter semester 2023/24Subject-specific study and examination regulations (German)

The subject specific study and examination regulations form the legal basis for your degree programme. They contain all the information you need to know about your studies, including module descriptions and how your grades are calculated.

What can I expect in this study area?

Professional field for which the course qualifies

The Bachelor's degree programme in Conducting prepares students for their future careers, which can be very individual. Graduates of this course typically work as freelance conductors of orchestras, choirs or ensembles, which places high demands on the artistic skills, communication and marketing skills as well as the personality of the graduates.

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