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Bachelor of Music 8 semesters German C1 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Artistic-practical group examination; examination duration 180 minutes
    The examination comprises four areas (areas 1-3 consist of tasks to be performed spontaneously, area 4 can be prepared at home):

    • Handling the voice
      • Singing folk songs
      • melodic improvisation
      • sight-singing
      • Experimental use of the voice, recitation of a poem
    • Elementary music making
      • Body percussion
      • Using percussion instruments
      • Free use of one's own additional specialised instrument
      • rhythmic and melodic improvisation
      • use of instruments in connection with song and text
      • Experimental use of sounds
    • basics of movement / dance
      • translating musical impulses into movement
      • Dealing with predetermined structured movement sequences
      • Movement/dance improvisation in connection with music
    • Instruction of a group
      • Instruction of a group of competitors (max. 10 minutes) without sheet music, e.g. development of a song with or without accompaniment, an instrumental piece (e.g. for Orff instruments, body percussion or freely selectable instruments), development of a musical/dance text or a dance.

    Additional subject

    Practical artistic examination; examination duration 15-20 minutes; a written examination programme must be brought to the examination):

    • three works from different stylistic areas

    Ear training

    Written and oral examination; examination duration 35 minutes

    Music theory

    written and oral examination; examination duration 35 minutes

Application process

Find out more on our application and admissions page.

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 these study areas?

Professional field for which the course qualifies

The Bachelor's degree in Elemental Music Pedagogy / Guitar (Music Education) prepares students for a varied artistic and pedagogical career. The combination of artistic and pedagogical content opens up a wide range of professional opportunities, from permanent employment in an educational or artistic institution to the field of freelance musician or music pedagogy.

Fields of activity include elemental music practice or instrumental and vocal teaching in music schools, general schools or day-care centres, vocational schools and (further) educational institutions of all kinds. Elemental music practice with children, young people, adults and senior citizens can also take place in specialisations such as drama and singing groups, music and theatre groups, drumming groups, etc.

It is also possible to work in the field of concert pedagogy, where graduates are equally active as performers and educators.

The high level of instrumental and vocal pedagogical qualifications acquired in the additional subject modules, combined with musical-artistic skills and stylistic versatility, gives graduates the opportunity to position themselves individually in the pedagogical and artistic field and to respond flexibly to the needs of the labour market.

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