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Master Music Music Pedagogy (all instruments)

Course Administration

Prof. Dr. Andreas Doerne
Michael Stecher

Description of the master's degree in music education
for instrumental and vocal teachers

Diverse educational processes in music education contexts

The master's degree in music education enables existing music education skills to be deepened while at the same time continuing high-quality individual artistic lessons on the instrument. The range of study content is based on current job-related requirements, for example at music schools, and to a large extent on the individual artistic and educational learning needs of each individual student.

For this purpose, the curriculum is divided into ten subject areas, which are seen in their concrete relation to and their importance for making music and teaching. These subject areas are:

  • Instrumental and Vocal Teaching Practice
  • Creative Music Making
  • Aural Music Practice and Learning
  • Music and Movement / The Body as Core-Instrument
  • Elementary Music Education
  • Popular Music & Music of the World
  • Digital Media & Music Production
  • Concert Pedagogy & Education Projects
  • Musical Adult Education & Higher Education
  • Music and Medicine

In the first semester, mandatory introductory events are offered for all subject areas. Afterwards, the students put together their individual specialization profile from the above-mentioned subject areas, which consists of their own artistic, educational and scientific projects. This individual profile formation takes place in personal responsibility as a self-directed study accompanied by the lecturers. The master’s degree is designed around the idea of returning to the core of a university understanding of education, which is learning through independent research within a community of teachers and learners.

Entry Requirements:

It is only possible to start studying in the Music Pedagogy Master in the winter term.

(see Immatrikulationssatzung)

  • Completed Bachelor's degree at a German university of music or a comparable music-related course of study, e.g. Bachelor of Music or a completed school music degree, etc.
  • Successfully passed entrance examination which consists of two parts: An artistic-instrumental and a music-educational part
    (Registration deadline: 1st of April for the following winter term)


degree course curriculum
graphical degree course curriculum
module manual
Information flyer about Master of Musics Music Pedagogy
Informationen about application and entrance exams

Notes on the entrance exams

Information on application and entrance examination Master Music Education


General information Master Music Music Education


About the master's program in Music Pedagogy - Prof. Dr. Andreas Doerne and Michael Stecher in conversation

Contact person for student applicants:

Michael Stecher

Die deutschen MusikhochschulenDeutsch-Französische Hochschule