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Bachelor of Music 8 semesters German B 2 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Artistic-practical exam
    Duration: 20-25 minutes
    A written programme must be brought to the examination.

    Performance of a concert piece or etude on:

    • snare drum
    • mallet instrument
    • timpani
    • drumset (only compulsory for ME)
    • sight-reading

    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 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; 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 2023/24 Subject-specific 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 field of study?

Professional field for which the course qualifies

The Bachelor's degree programme in Percussion (performance) prepares students for a wide variety of careers. In addition to employment in an orchestra, there are numerous opportunities to work as a freelance percussionist, whether as a chamber musician, in ensembles of various formations such as accordion or wind orchestras, early or contemporary music ensembles, or as a percussionist in popular music.

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