Historical Interpretation Practice (HIP) Master

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Course content

Course content

Course content

The postgraduate course is aimed at musicians who regard knowledge of historical circumstances in relation to the interpretation of music of past centuries as essential to their personal approach to music.

This concerns both the use of historical instruments corresponding to the respective epochs or their copies, as well as practical performance knowledge gained through sources and treatises. The stylistic span within the course ranges from music before 1600 to the 19th century.

Better career opportunities in the orchestra

The goal is to provide artistic training for musicians who can hold their own in freelance musical life because of their stylistically comprehensive education and maintain a constant interest in new insights for musical interpretation.

By teaching additional technical playing and stylistic skills and knowledge, the course also aims to open up better career opportunities for orchestral musicians on the job market.

Subjects of Historical Interpretive Practice

Study is available in the following majors: recorder, transverse flute, historical oboe, baroque bassoon/dulcian, natural horn, natural trumpet, historical violin/viola, baroque violoncello, viola da gamba, violone/historical double bass, lute, harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ.

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures
in the summer and winter semester
Start of study
4 semesters
Standard duration of study
Master of Music (M.Mus.)
Degree
120 CP
Credit Points
German
Language

Study and examination regulations

Study and examination regulations

The Study and Examination Regulations (SPO) set out the framework conditions and regulations for your studies. They apply together with the General Regulations (for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes) or the SPoL (for teacher training degree programmes). All versions of the SPO for your degree programme (including earlier versions for students of previous academic years) can be found at Examinations.

Lesefassung: Eignungsprüfungsordnung der HfMDK Frankfurt

Nicht-amtliche Lesefassung. Stand: 23.12.2021

Lesefassung: Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang Historische Interpretationspraxis

nicht-amtliche Lesefassung

Requirements

Requirements

Admission to the Master's programme Historical Interpretation Practice requires a completed university degree: Bachelor's degree, Diploma in Music, Artistic Maturity Examination, First State Examination for the Teaching Profession at Grammar Schools for Music, Music Teacher's Diploma, Church Music (A Examination) or examinations comparable to these courses of study in Germany or abroad, as well as a successfully completed aptitude test (on historical or on modern and historical instrument).

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

31.01.202201.04.2022

General application deadline for the winter semester 2022/23

31.01.2022 23:00 01.04.2022 10:00
19.06.202225.06.2022

Aptitude tests for the winter semester 2022/23

19.06.2022 22:00 25.06.2022 10:00
subject to change

Notes on the suitability test

You will receive the exact dates of the qualifying examinations with your invitation.

Application deadlines in general:

For the winter semester: 1.2. to 1.4. of the current year

for the summer semester: 1.10. to 1.12. of the previous year

 

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Aptitude test

Aptitude test

The qualifying examination consists of an examination in the main subject and an examination in the compulsory subject harpsichord (except main subjects harpsichord and lute). The prepared programme in the main subject should last at least approx. 20-30 minutes, the commission reserves the right to select music from it lasting approx. 15 minutes. The programme must be performed (at least to a large extent) on a historical instrument. For all works that require an accompaniment, this is usually performed on the harpsichord.

Requirements in the major

Compulsory subject harpsichord

For all subjects (except for the main subject harpsichord, fortepiano and lute) an examination in harpsichord is compulsory. For this, a piece of approx. 3 - 5 minutes duration (e.g. Invention by J. S. Bach or Pièce de Clavecin by Couperin) should be prepared. The qualifying examination for the compulsory subject harpsichord is conducted together with the main subject examination.

Online application

Online application

Online application

What do I need for the online application?

Proof of German language skills

Here you will find a list of required German language skills for all degree programs. Please check which of these requirements apply to your degree program.

Questions & Contact

Questions & Contact

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