Piano (M. Mus.)

Overview of the degree program

Standard period of study 4 semesters (2 years)
Overall scope

120 credit points

46 semester hours in the compulsory modules

Admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Music or an equivalent degree awarded by a university in Germany or abroad

Successful completion of a aptitude test

Candidates applying for the aptitude test, who have neither a German general qualification for university entrance nor a degree / graduation in a German speaking course of studies have to prove sufficient knowledge of the German language (comparable with level A1-GERR). This can be proven either through submission of appropriate test certificates or through a conversation with the Board of Examiners during the aptitude test. If necessary, the Board of Examiners advices to take part in study-integrated German classes according to the respective language skills.

Entrance into the program possible in both summer and winter semester
Degree Master of Music (M. Mus.)
Course structure Module examinations after the 2nd and 4th semester, Master's examination after the 4th semester (for more information see the module handbook)
Course contents

The course of studies encompasses the compulsory modules:

Major subject l and ll

Chamber music l and ll

In-depth studies program

and 1 elective module

Interdisciplinary studies
Courses of the School of Music and its cooperation partners

(For more information see the annex of the Examination regulations relating to the respective course of studies and the module handbook respectively.)

Master's examination

1. Module-by-module exams during the course of studies

2. Public concert (60 minutes)

Requirements for the aptitude test

Examination in the major subject piano (duration approx. 30 minutes):

Presentation of works from four different stylistic periods, including performance of the following required works: one classical sonata by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or Ludwig van Beethoven as well as one etude in the difficulty level of an etude by Frédéric Chopin.