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Associated Studies

The Hochschule für Musik Freiburg offers associated studies in every field offered within the context of its regular degree programs - from major fields to the minor field of piano - in individual or group lessons, seminars, or ensembles. Participants of an associated studies program must sign a private law contract detailing the amount of payment due to the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg for its services. Thus, the participants are not formally enrolled in a degree program as students, but instead receive a student-like status which allows them to participate in general college life in addition to taking their lessons. For example, associated students may use the library, attend events at the school free of charge (or even be involved in them directly under certain circumstances). Associated students are also entitled to take guest and master courses at no extra cost.

Courses of study in detail

  • Instrumental major field
  • Voice
  • Conducting
  • Composition
  • Art Song
  • Piano Chamber Music (only as ensemble)
  • Strings Chamber Music (only as ensemble)
  • Wind Chamber Music (only as ensemble)

Plus advanced training in

  • Music Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Methodology of the major field
  • Rhythmic Training
  • Elementary-Level Music Education
  • Music Education
  • Musicology
  • Jazz/Arrangement/Score Playing or similar
  • Music Medicine
  • Historical Performance Practice
  • Church Music Fields
  • Instrumental minor fields

Prerequisites for the major field

  • Agreement of a teacher from the field
  • Admission on the basis of assessment of performance level by the school

Prerequisites in other fields

  • Agreement of a representative of the field following assessment of specialist prerequisites

Once these prerequisites have been met, a private law contract between the school and the participant is drawn up and he or she is issued a student ID card as an associated student, allowing him or her to move around within the college like a normal student for the duration of the associated studies (although only associate students in a major field may practice in school rooms).

Duration of associated studies

An associated studies program in a major field lasts one semester, in exceptional cases two semesters, never more. No final examinations may be taken under any circumstances. The school will award a certificate detailing all of the associated student's achievements on the basis of information provided by the major field teacher.

The duration of associated studies in other fields is determined by the applicant's wishes and the normal attendance times published in the course regulations for the individual fields. It lasts four semesters at most. Examinations may be taken, and certified, in these subjects in accordance with the guidelines set down in the school's Examination Regulations. In this case, a fee of up to 150 € will be charged (depending on the length of the examination and the number of examiners involved, etc.). Associated studies in a major field may not be used to prepare for an entrance examination at the school. 

The application form for a associated studies is available here

Costs and Fee

Major field
Winter semester: 1.840 €
Summer semester: 1.430 €

Other fields
Winter semester: 230 €
Summer semester: 180 €

Seminar or lecture form
Winter Semester: 160 €
Summer semester: 100 €

Payment is due in full before the start of each semester.

Application deadlines:

  • April 1 for the winter term
  • December 1 for the summer term of the following year
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