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Bachelor

General Information

DepartmentStrings, Harp, Guitar
Possible ConcentrationsChamber music, orchestra, pedagogy
Programme Duration8 semesters
Possible StartWinter and summer semester
LanguageGerman
Requirements
  • Advanced musical ability in the programme subject which must be demonstrated in the audition exam
  • Applicants without German university entry permission must provide evidence of their German language skills through:
    • Language certificate B 2.2 (GER) of the Goethe Institute, ÖSD, telc GmbH or TestDaF – Level 4, DSD II, DSH I or UNIcert II.
      Language certificates must be submitted during enrolment at the latest.
    • Technical German language skills in music will be assessed during the music theory examination.
Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (PDF, 643 KB) - only available in German

Pre-selection

Procedure

For the pre-selection the platform muvac is used.

On muvac you can link video and audio recordings from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youku and Dropbox on your profile.

Based on the linked audio/video recordings the pre-selection is made subsequent to the application period.

Please check that the recordings are available and accessable via the links provided (without password/no login function).

Requirements Recordings
  • A video recording of 10-15 minutes, without piano and recorded exclusively with a mobile phone and without an external microphone.
Requirements Repertoire
  • 1 movement each from 2 works from different epochs of different character, one of which must be from the Baroque or Classical period. They can also be violin concertos or virtuoso pieces. It is also possible to play only parts of the works.

Audition Exam Violin

Audition Programme
  • Three works of various styles following the guidelines below:
    • the opening movement from a concerto of the 19th/20th century or a virtuoso piece comparable to Saint Saëns' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso"
    • a movement from a Sonata or Partita for Violin Solo by J. S. Bach or a concerto movement from the First Viennese School
    • a work of your choice (no sonatas for violin/piano)

Audition Exam Compulsories

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.

Application

Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
  • For summer semester: 15 November
Application Fee60,- €
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/February
Application
Master

General Information

DepartmentStrings, Harp, Guitar
Programme Duration4 semesters
Possible StartWinter and summer semester
LanguageGerman

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
Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (PDF, 679 KB) - only available in German

Pre-selection

Procedure

For the pre-selection the platform muvac is used.

On muvac you can link video and audio recordings from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youku and Dropbox on your profile.

Based on the linked audio/video recordings the pre-selection is made subsequent to the application period.

Please check that the recordings are available and accessable via the links provided (without password/no login function).

Requirements Recordings
  • A video recording of 10-15 minutes, without piano and recorded exclusively with a mobile phone and without an external microphone.
Requirements Repertoire
  • 1 movement each from 3 works from different epochs of different character, one of which must be from the Baroque or Classical period. They can also be violin concertos or virtuoso pieces. It is also possible to play only parts of the works.

Audition Exam

Audition Programme
  • Four movements from four different works of four different styles, one being baroque.

Application

Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
  • For summer semester: 15 November
Application Fee60,- €
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/February
Application
Master Concertmaster/Solo Performance

General Information

DepartmentStrings, Harp, Guitar
Programme Duration4 semesters
Possible StartWinter and summer semester
LanguageGerman

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
Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (PDF, 679 KB) - only available in German

Pre-selection

Procedure

For the pre-selection the platform muvac is used.

On muvac you can link video and audio recordings from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youku and Dropbox on your profile.

Based on the linked audio/video recordings the pre-selection is made subsequent to the application period.

Please check that the recordings are available and accessable via the links provided (without password/no login function).

Requirements Recordings
  • A video recording of 10-15 minutes, without piano and recorded exclusively with a mobile phone and without an external microphone.
Requirements Repertoire
  • 1 movement each from 3 works from different epochs of different character, one of which must be from the Baroque or Classical period. They can also be violin concertos or virtuoso pieces. It is also possible to play only parts of the works.

Audition Exam

Audition Programme
  • four works of four different styles, with one Baroque work

Application

Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
  • For summer semester: 15 November
Application Fee60,- €
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/February
Application
Konzertexamen

General Information

DepartmentStrings, Harp, Guitar
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
Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (PDF, 226 KB) - only available in German

Pre-selection

Procedure

For the pre-selection the platform muvac is used.

On muvac you can link video and audio recordings from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youku and Dropbox on your profile.

Based on the linked audio/video recordings the pre-selection is made subsequent to the application period.

Please check that the recordings are available and accessable via the links provided (without password/no login function).

Requirements Recordings
  • A video recording of 10-15 minutes, without piano and recorded exclusively with a mobile phone and without an external microphone.
Requirements Repertoire
  • 1 movement each from 2 works from different epochs of different character. They can also be violin concertos or virtuoso pieces. It is also possible to play only parts of the works.

Audition Exam

Audition Programme
  • four complete works of four different styles, one of which must be Baroque and the other Classical

Application

Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
  • For summer semester: 15 November
Application Fee60,- €
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/February
Application
Junior Scholars

General Information

DepartmentStrings, Harp, Guitar
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
LanguageGerman
Admission Requirements
  • Advanced musical ability and skill
  • No older than 18 years old
  • Proof of school enrolment
Admission RegulationsAdmission Regulations (PDF, 126 KB) - only available in German

Pre-selection

Procedure

For the pre-selection the platform muvac is used.

On muvac you can link video and audio recordings from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youku and Dropbox on your profile.

Based on the linked audio/video recordings the pre-selection is made subsequent to the application period.

Please check that the recordings are available and accessable via the links provided (without password/no login function).

Requirements Recordings
  • A video recording of 10-15 minutes, without piano and recorded exclusively with a mobile phone and without an external microphone
Requirements Repertoire
  • 1 movement each from 2 works from different epochs of different character. They can also be violin concertos or virtuoso pieces. It is also possible to play only parts of the works.

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 November
Application Fee60,- €
Audition Exam
  • For winter semester: May/June
  • For summer semester: January/February
Application