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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.

    • one work from the Renaissance or early Baroque period, e.g. by Bassano, van Eyck, Castello
    • one slow and one fast movement of a high baroque sonata or concerto, e.g. by Corelli, Telemann, Vivaldi
    • one work after 1960 that includes contemporary composition or playing techniques; an experimental work or own composition/improvisation is also possible
    • sight-reading

    Compulsory instrumental subject

    Practical artistic examination; examination duration 8-12 minutes

    • Practical handling of the main triads and their inversions in keys with up to three accidentals (major and minor)
    • Playing scales with up to three accidentals (major and minor)
    • Performance of two piano pieces of different character, at a level of difficulty of e.g.
      • Bach: Little Prelude in C major (from "Kl. Präludien und Fughetten": III,1 BWV 939 [Henle 106])
      • Haydn: Scherzo (3rd movement from "Sonata in F" Hoboken XVI: 9 [Henle 238])
      • Schumann: Melody ("Album for the Youth" op. 68, no. 1 [Henle 108])
      • Hajdu: The Pendulum ("The Milky Way" vol. 1, no. 1 [Sikorski 1701])
      • Bartók: Accompaniment with broken triads ("Mikrokosmos" vol. 2, no. 42 [Boosey & Hawkes H.15197])

    Ear training

    Written and oral examination; examination lasts 35 minutes

    Music theory

    Written and oral examination; examination 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 the start of the winter semester 2023/24 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 the study areas?

Professional field for which the course qualifies

The Bachelor of Music (Recorder Music Education) prepares students for a wide range of artistic and pedagogical careers. The combination of artistic and pedagogical content opens up a wide range of career opportunities, from permanent employment in an educational or artistic institution to freelance work as a musician or instrumental teacher.

Possible places of employment are, for example, music schools, instrumental teaching in general schools or day-care centres, vocational schools and (further) education institutions of all kinds. It is also possible, for example, to work in the field of concert pedagogy, where graduates are equally active as performers and educators.

The high level of instrumental pedagogical qualifications, combined with musical-artistic skills and stylistic versatility, enables graduates 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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