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Concert exam

A four-semester advanced training program for exceptionally talented graduates of a master program or comparable degree program.
The postgraduate artistic program usually lasts 4 semesters and requires a relevant master's degree or a degree comparable to it (diploma or equivalent).

Please note that some information may only be available in German.

Art Song
Chamber Music
Choral Conducting
Composition (in german)
Electronic Media (Composition)
French Horn
Guitar (in german)
Harpsichord and Fortepiano
Orchestral Conducting (in german)
Organ (in german)
Organ Improvisation
Piano (in german)
Voice (in german)


Application Deadlines

1st December of the previous year for the summer semester 
1st April for the winter semester
 Registration fee: 50 €

Tuition and Fees

1,000 € per semester, plus additional enrollment/registration fees and student activity fees

Statutes on the levying of tuition fees (in German).


Artistic Requirement for the Entrance Examination

Major field examination

  • For instrumental fields generally at least four pieces in various styles and, if required, one or two etudes (20-30 minutes)
     e.g. major field Piano: four pieces and two etudes
  • For Voice, Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting, and Composition, see info sheets or the appendix to the Matriculation Regulations

The examination commission selects the pieces to be performed from the applicant's list of examination pieces. The examination commission may interrupt the performance of a piece at any time due to time constraints. Assessment criteria: artistic interpretation, accurate rendering of the piece, technical ability, and a choice of pieces which corresponds to the applicant's own ability. Foreign students will also be assessed for sufficient knowledge of German.

Detailed and legally binding information can be found in the Matriculation Regulations (in German)

Formal Requirements for the Entrance Examination

Notes on entrance examination

The application deadline is generally 1 April for each winter semester and 1 December for each summer semester. The date of receipt counts.

Further Information in German:

Study and examination regulations for the Concert exam/Master class program

Die deutschen MusikhochschulenDeutsch-Französische Hochschule