The Bachelor of Music study program for piano is designed to impart abilities and techniques that enable students to master their instrument on a professional level and to apply their talent in different contexts confidently. In addition, multidisciplinary key skills are developed supporting the students' independence in many ways, especially with regard to a future freelance work. The studies shall provide an excellent preperation for the professional life of a musician. This will be achieved by a broad and diverse musical education preparing students physically and mentally for a successful standing in the great pluralism of the musical profession, especially as soloists and chamber musicians.
|Department||Piano, Composition, Historical and Contemporary Composition, Electroacoustic Music|
|Study Program||Bachelor of Music - Piano|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Study Plan||Sample Study Plan|
|Course Descriptions||Click here|
|Academic Degree||Bachelor of Music|
|Prescribed Period of Study||4 Years/8 Semesters|
|Start of Term||Winter and Summer Semester|
|Entrance Requirements||Outstanding artistic talent needs to be proved at the entrance examination.|
Non-German applicants without a higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) need to have some knowledge of the German language. Required are:
1. The language certificate from the Goethe Institute at the level of B.2.2. of the Common European Framework of Reference. The language certificate has to be submitted at the entrance examination at the latest.
2. In the theoretical subjects of the entrance examination applicants need to prove their musical knowledge in German.
|Entrance Examination||Takes place twice a year:|
- in May/June for the winter semester
- in January/February for the summer semester
Applicants will be officially invited to the entrance examination by the Academy!
|Semester Fee||Semesterticket: 172,60 €|
Social Contribution: 41,20 €
Social Fund: 3 €
AStA: 7 €
Administration Fee: 50 €
In Total: 273,80 €
|Regulations||Application and admissions regulations|
|Applicant and Student Advisory Office||click here|
|Major Subject Piano||- four pieces of different styles, e.g. J.S. Bach's Preludes and Fugues from "The Well-Tempered Clavier", L.V. Beethoven's Sonata op. 22 (all movements), a ballad by Chopin, S. Prokofjew's Sonata No. 3 (all pieces are to be played by heart)|
- one virtuosic etude
There will be a preselection before the actual entrance examination. The applicant plays two pieces chosen by the commission from the applicant's submitted program. The commission is entitled to interrupt and end the performance. If requested, a conversation with suggestions on the individual's artistic performance for the preparation of coming exams/auditions can be offered.
In the entrance examination the applicant performs the submitted program. The admission commission is entitled to interrupt and break end the performance.
|Music Theory (written and/or oral)||- music reading in treble and bass clef including the identification of the octave designation |
- knowledge of all major and minor keys and their accidentals
- knowledge of all church modes
- identifying and writing down of intervals in the octave designation
- identifying and writing down of triads (in major and minor keys, diminished and augmented) and dominant seventh chords, including alterations
- knowledge of every primary and secondary triad in major and minor keys
- composing a short cadence (four part) according to diatonic functions
- analysis of a given short cadence
- playing of a simple cadence
- harmonising of a simple folk song on the piano
|Aural Training (oral)||- repetition of a played short melody|
- tapping of a written rhythm with tying-overs and/or syncopes
- identifying and singing of scales in minor and major keys as well as church modes (up and down)
- repeating, identifying, and singing of intervals on octave designations (up and down)
- repeating, identifying, and singing of triads and dominant seventh chords, including alterations (up and down)
- repetition of dissonant triads and tetrachords
- sight-singing of a mid-level voice (choir) in treble and bass clef