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Master of Music 4 semesters German B 1 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Artistic-practical exam
    Duration: 60 minutes
    A written programme must be brought to the examination.

    • 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 a medium difficulty piano reduction
    • score reading for pianists of moderately difficult orchestral works (total time about 30 minutes)

    Conducting-practical part

    • short rehearsal (10-15 minutes) with an ensemble or the university orchestra of a work to be announced at the time of admission.

    Level of difficulty: late Haydn symphony, early romantic composition or a work with moderately difficult metre changes

    Assessment criteria

    • technical mastery and musical imagination
    • stylistic knowledge
    • creative ability
    • stage presence
    • artistic individuality and expressiveness

Application process

Find out more on our application and admissions page.

for studies starting in winter semester 2021/22Subject specific study and examination regulations (German)

The subject-specific study and examination regulations (FSPO) form the legal basics for your degree programme. In it you will find all information about the course of study, module descriptions and grade composition.

What can I expect in this study area?

Professional field for which the course qualifies

The Master'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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