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Bachelor

General Information

DepartmentWinds, Percussion, Conducting, Correpetition
LanguageGerman
Possible ConcentrationsChamber music, orchestra, pedagogy
Programme Duration8 semesters
Possible StartWinter and summer semester
Requirements
  • Advanced musical ability in the programme subject which must be demonstrated in the audition exam
  • International applicants without German university entry permission must provide evidence of their German language skills through:
    1. Sprachzertifikat B.2.2 (GER) of the Goethe Institute or TestDaF – Level 4 from the TestDaF Institute.
    Language certificates must be submitted during enrolment at the latest.
    2. Technical German language skills in music will be assessed during the music theory examination.
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/February

Participation is only possible with an invitation.

Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (only available in German) can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Audition Exam Tuba

Audition Programme

For the audition exam, applicants must submit a programme with their application, which they are then to prepare. Applicants choose their own works based on the guidelines provided.

  • presentation of three works of your choice from varying stylistic epochs
  • sight-reading

Audition Exams Piano, Compositional Technique, Ear Training

Compulsory Exam Piano
  • two pieces of different styles (level of difficulty e.g. classical sonatina movement, Bach Invention)
  • sight-reading
Compulsory Exam Compositional Technique (written exam)
  • notation in treble and bass clefs
  • knowledge of keys and their accidentals in major and minor
  • knowledge of major and minor scales, including modal keys
  • determination and notation of intervals in designated octaves
  • determination and notation of triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented) and dominant seventh chords, including reversals
  • knowledge of the primary and secondary functions in major and minor
  • spelling of a short cadence (four parts) according to the functional and level symbols
  • analysis of two short excerpts from different musical epochs
Compulsory Exam Ear Training (written)
  • melody dictation (Baroque and/or classical melodies)
  • rhythmic dictation (binary and ternary rhythms with slurs and/or syncopation)
  • determination of major and minor scales as well as modal scales
  • determination and notation of intervals of designated octaves
  • determination of triads and dominant seventh chords with inversions (ascending and descending)
  • aural analysis of two short music examples from different musical epochs
Transfer Applicants
  • Applicants for undergraduate studies who have already studied at a RKM-recognized German music school and are applying to transfer to HFM are exempt from taking the exams in piano, composition, and ear training if they are able to provide a matriculation certificate/certificate of enrolment.
  • Applicants who have studied at a non-RKM-recognized German or foreign music school are eligible for exemption from taking the exams in piano, composition, and ear training if they are able to provide appropriate evidence of academic assessments as decided informally by the Exam Commission.

Application

Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
  • For summer semester: 15 December
Application Fee60,- € more
Application PortalOnline-Application
Master

General Information

DepartmentWinds, Percussion, Conducting, Correpetition
LanguageGerman
Programme Duration4 semesters
Possible StartWinter and summer semester

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Music with 240 credits or equivalent in the same subject as the Masters programme
  • Advanced musical ability in the programme subject which must be demonstrated in the audition exam
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/February

Participation is only possible with an invitation.

Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (only available in German) can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Audition Exam

Audition Programme

For the audition exam, applicants must submit a programme with their application, which they are then to prepare. Applicants choose their own works based on the guidelines provided.

  • works of four different styles

Application

Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
  • For summer semester: 15 December
Application Fee60,- € more
Application PortalOnline-Application
Konzertexamen

General Information

DepartmentWinds, Percussion, Conducting, Correpetition
LanguageGerman
Programme Duration4 semesters
Possible StartWinter and summer semester

Admission Requirements

  • Master of Music or equivalent in the same subject as the Konzertexamen programme with a final grade of at least 1,3
  • Advanced musical ability in the programme subject which must be demonstrated in the audition exam
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/Februar

Participation is only possible with an invitation.

Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (only available in German) can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Audition Exam

Audition Programme

For the audition exam, applicants must submit a programme with their application, which they are then to prepare. Applicants choose their own works based on the guidelines provided.

  • four complete works of four different styles
    • at least one work must be performed by heart

Application

Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
  • For summer semester: 15 December
Application Fee60,- € more
Application PortalOnline-Application
Junior Scholars

General Information

DepartmentWinds, Percussion, Conducting, Correpetition
LanguageGerman
Programme DurationParticipation in Junior Scholars ends at the age of 18, unless he or she has not completed their schooling. If this is the case, participation will end in the semester that he or she completes schooling.
Possible StartWinter and summer semester
Admission Requirements
  • Advanced musical ability and skill
  • No older than 18 years old
  • Proof of school enrolment
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/February

Participation is only possible with an invitation.

Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (only available in German) can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Audition Exam

Audition Programme

The audition exam is composed of two parts:

  • two works from at least two stylistic epochs
  • examination of instrumental technique

The works are to be selected by the applicant and should be age and skill-appropriate.

Application

Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
  • For summer semester: 15 December
Application Fee60,- € more
Application PortalOnline-Application