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Bachelor of Music 8 semesters German B 2 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Practical artistic examination; examination duration 15-20 minutes
    A written examination programme must be brought to the examination.

    • two works from different stylistic periods, including a first movement of a concerto
    • one etude or virtuoso work

    Compulsory instrumental subject

    Practical artistic examination; examination duration 8 minutes

    • two pieces of different styles
    • 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

Application process

Find out more on our application and admissions page.

for studies starting in winter term 2020/21Subject-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 study area?

Professional field for which the course qualifies

The Bachelor's degree in Strings (Performance) prepares students for a future career. It can be very individual. Graduates typically work as members of professional orchestras, but also as freelance soloists or chamber musicians. This places high demands on graduates' artistic ability and personality, as well as their communication and marketing skills.

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