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Bachelor of Music 8 semesters German C1 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    • Practical artistic examination; examination duration 15-20 minutes; a written examination programme must be brought to the examination):
      • Performance of three prepared jazz/pop standards with improvisation; different tempi and characters should be chosen (e.g. ballad, up-time, modal, jazz waltz)
      • Performance of a prepared solo transcription
      • Performance of a piece from a different musical genre
      • sight-reading

    Compulsory instrumental subject

    Practical artistic examination; duration 8-12 minutes):

    • Chord accompaniment of a jazz standard (melody plus chords or voicings only)
    • II-V-I cadenzas

    Ear training

    Written examination; duration 60 minutes

    Music theory

    written exam; duration 60 minutes

    Group examination

    Exam duration 60 minutes

    • Exercises on physical presence and expressiveness
    • Exercises on non-verbal interaction and communication
    • Improvisation with body percussion, percussion instruments, simple sound generators and/or voice
    • Exercises in musical expression
    • Reflective discussion

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.

Professional field for which the course qualifies

The Bachelor's degree in Jazz Melody Instruments (Music Education) prepares students for a wide range of artistic and pedagogical careers. The combination of artistic and pedagogical content opens up professional opportunities, from permanent employment in an educational or artistic institution to the field of freelance singing or vocal pedagogy.

Possible areas of employment include music schools, vocal teaching in general education schools or day-care centres, vocational schools and educational institutions of all kinds. It is also possible, for example, to work in the field of concert pedagogy, where graduates work both as performers and educators.

The high level of vocal pedagogical qualifications, 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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