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Master of Music 4 semesters German B 1 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Artistic-practical exam
    Duration: 65-70 minutes
    A written programme must be brought to the examination.

    • Main subject: Performance of three works composed after 1970 using contemporary techniques.
      (duration 20-25 minutes)
    • Spontaneous realisation of a graphic or verbal score presented by the examination board
      (duration 5 minutes, 15 minutes preparation time)
    • sight-reading (duration 5 minutes)
    • Colloquium (duration 20 minutes) on
      • the concepts for Contemporary music projects submitted in accordance with § 3 paragraph 4 no. 2
      • the artistic objectives
      • the choice of studies and career
      • knowledge of music history, especially music of the 20th and 21st centuries
      • the positioning of your artistic personality in the current music scene

    Assessment criteria

    • technical mastery
    • creative ability
    • artistic individuality
    • demonstrate your ability to interpret independently contemporary repertoire
    • presentation of individual artistic focus and concepts

Application process

Find out more on our application and admissions page.

for studies starting in winter term 2020/21Subject-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 Master's programme in Contemporary Music expands and deepens the artistic skills of students, whose later professional life could hardly be more individual.

The professional path does not always lead to a permanent position. Graduates often work as freelancers in various formations, which places high demands on their artistic skills as well as their personality, communication and marketing skills.

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