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Bachelor's degree 8 semesters German B 2 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Artistic-practical exam
    Duration: 8-10 minutes
    A written programme must be brought to the examination.

    • A minimum of five pieces of different styles from music theatre, oratorio/concerto and Lied; the works must be performed from memory (except oratorio).

    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

    • 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 2022/23Subject-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 vocal studies (performance) prepares students for their future careers, which can be very individual. Graduates of this course typically work as a soloist at an opera house or as a choral singer in a professional choir, but also as a freelance soloist or chamber musician. This places high demands on the artistic abilities as well as the personality and the communication and marketing skills of graduates.

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