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Bachelor of Music 8 semesters German B 2 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Artistic-practical exam
    Duration: 30-40 minutes
    A written programme must be brought to the examination.

    • Organ literature performance:
      • one piece from the period before Bach
      • one piece with fugue by Bach
      • three chorale preludes by Bach
      • one piece from the Romantic period or the 20th century
      • sight-reading
    • Improvisation:
      • Free accompaniment of a rehearsed song with intonation and postlude
      • Free accompaniment and intonation at sight

    Compulsory instrumental subject

    Artistic-practical exam
    Duration: 8 minutes

    • Two pieces of different styles

    Examples of difficulty levels

    • Bach: two-part inventions
    • Haydn: Early sonatas (e.g. from Henle, Volume 1)
    • Schumann: Album for the youth
    • Prokofiev: Musique d'enfants
    • Allers: Bagatelles

    Applicants must show that they have a basic knowledge of piano playing and sight-reading.

    Examples of sightreading difficulty levels are

    • Pieces from Kurt Herrmann's sight-reading school
    • "27 little piano pieces" by Lajos Papp (Editio Musica Budapest)
    • "You can Sight Read" by Lorina Havill

    Ear training

    Written and oral exam; duration 35 minutes

    Music theory

    written and oral exam; duration 35 minutes

Application process

Find out more on our application and admissions page.

for studies starting in winter semester 2022/23 Subject-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 Organ (performance) prepares students for a career that can be very individual.
Graduates typically work as freelance soloists, chamber musicians or in permanent positions as church organists, which places high demands on the graduate's artistic ability and personality, as well as their communication and marketing skills.

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