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Concert exam

A four-semester advanced training program for exceptionally talented graduates of a master program or comparable degree program.

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

Major Fields

Art SongOrchestral Conducting (in German)
BassoonOrgan (in German)
Chamber MusicPercussion
Choral ConductingPiano (in German)
Clarinet Recorder
Composition (in German)Saxophone
Electronic Media (Composition)Trumpet
Film MusicTuba
French HornViolin
Guitar (in German)Violoncello
HarpVoice (in German)
Harpsichord and Fortepiano


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


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 (download from this page)

Formal Requirements for the Entrance Examination

  • Completed registration form (PRINTOUT) including supplementary documentation
  • Passport photo
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • School and college certificates/diplomas (certified copies and German translation, if applicable)
  • For students without university entrance qualification: declaration by applicant confirming willingness to take extra an qualifying examination in addition to the regular entrance examination
  • foreign-language applicants: certificate of language test (DTZ, Deutschtest für Zuwanderer), Type B1.
  • For minors: statement of consent by legal guardians
  • Proof of payment of 50 EUR registration fee; see bank details on registration form
  • two envelopes addressed to yourself size A4 and C6 plus corresponding International Coupons


Further Information in German:

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Konzertexamen/Meisterklasse

Anlage 1 zur Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Konzertexamen/Meisterklasse