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Bachelor of Music 8 semesters German C1 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Practical artistic examination; examination duration 30-40 minutes
    A written examination programme must be brought to the examination.

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

    Compulsory instrumental subject

    Practical artistic examination; examination duration 8 minutes

    • Two pieces of different styles
    • Orientation examples for the level of difficulty are
      • 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 for the level of difficulty of sight-reading 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; exam duration 35 minutes

    Music theory

    Written and oral exam; exam duration 35 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 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 the study areas?

Professional field for which the course qualifies

The Bachelor's degree in Organ (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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