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General Information

DepartmentVoice, (Music Theatre) Direction
LanguageGerman
Programme Duration4 semesters
Possible StartWinter and summer semester

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Music or equivalent in piano
  • 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

Exact dates for the upcoming Examination Week can be found here.

Participation is only possible after successful completion of an application and the resulting invitation.

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

Pre-selection

For the study programme Lied Interpretation for Pianists there will be a pre-selection. The pre-selection is based on audiovisual recordings subsequent to the application period. Applicants are informed about the results in writing via the application portal.

Procedure

For the pre-selection the platform muvac is used. Video and audio recordings from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo and Youku can be linked and played on muvac. Please use one of these services to upload your recordings and provide the appropriate links in your application.

Please mind the requirements and specifications for the recordings.

Please check if the recordings are available and accessable via your stated links (without password/no login function).

Requirements Recordings

  •  Applicants upload the entire audition programme to one of the video/audio platforms mentioned above.
    • The two solo works (one work by Bach and one classical work, one movement each is sufficient) must be uploaded as video.
    • The ten Lieder of free choice must be uploaded as video or audio recording (with vocal partner), at least
      three Lieders must be a video recording. If the effects of the Corona pandemic make it impossible to do otherwise, so-called video or audio collages (recordings) may be used, in which singers and pianists create the recordings at different locations and then put them together.
  • Please note that singers will not be organised by the school.

Requirements Repertoire

  • one work by Bach, preferably performed by heart
  • one classical work, preferably performed by heart
  • ten Lieder of different eras

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.

  • one work by Bach, preferably performed by heart
  • one classical work, preferably performed by heart
  • ten Lieder of different eras

The audition exam consists of one exam on the major and one subsequent discussion of suitability if applicable.

Please note that singers will not be organised by the school.

For further information regarding this study programme and application process, we highly recommend you to contact the relevant academic adviser.

Application

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