Instrumental Studies and Conducting Bachelor (Focus: Performance)

Course content

Course content

The bachelor's degree program in Instrumental Studies and Conducting Bachelor (Focus: Performance) (KIA) leads to a first professional degree that prepares students for the complex and multifaceted demands of today's profession as a musician in a practice-oriented education. The goal is the acquisition of sound knowledge and skills appropriate to the professional goal of musician and music educator.

Repertoire, expression, methods

Graduates master a versatile and demanding repertoire and possess the skills for sophisticated artistic expression as well as the application of methodological competencies in the respective major subject.

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures
8 semesters
Standard duration of study
winter semester
Start of study
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus)
Degree
240 CP
Credit Points
German
Language
Prof. Stephanie Winker unterrichtet eine Studentin, die Querflöte spielt.
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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 Bachelorstudiengang Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung

nicht-amtliche Lesefassung

Course of study

Course of study

Studienverlaufsplan: Streicher, Bläser, Harfe, Schlagzeug

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Studienverlaufsplan: Klavier, Gitarre

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Studienverlaufsplan: Cembalo, Blockflöte, Gambe, Laute

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Studienverlaufsplan: Orgel

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Studienverlaufsplan: Orchesterdirigieren

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Modules

Modules

Module: Streicher, Bläser, Harfe, Schlagzeug

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Module: Klavier, Gitarre

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Module: Cembalo, Blockflöte, Gambe, Laute

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Module: Orchesterdirigieren

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Module: Orgel

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Orgel

Module: Wahlkatalog

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Bachelor

Ein Cellist mit seinem Instrument betrachtet nachdenklich die Noten vor ihm
(Foto: Janine Bächle)

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisite for admission to the bachelor's degree program in Artistic Instrumental Training (KIA) is proof of university entrance qualification (Abitur) according to § 54 para. 2 of the Hessian Higher Education Act of December 14, 2009 as amended on December 21, 2010. A missing university entrance qualification can be replaced by an outstanding artistic talent (at least 19 out of a possible 25 points in the aptitude test) according to § 54 para. 4 sentence 3 HHG.

Sufficient oral and written knowledge of German is required for admission to the bachelor's degree program in Artistic Instrumental Education (KIA). Admission to the bachelor's degree program in Artistic Instrumental Education (KIA) requires successful completion of an aptitude test.

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

Dates and 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

Application deadlines in general

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

Digital preselection

Digital preselection

In some subjects, there is a digital video preliminary round in the qualifying exam. You can find the requirements below.

Digital preselection

Aptitude test

Aptitude test

Requirements in the major

Hearing

In a written test lasting about 60 minutes, the applicant must demonstrate the ability to recognize elementary rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, tonal and formal relationships by hearing (cf. sample test).

Mustertest Hörfähigkeit B

Für die Bachelorstudiengänge Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung, Gesang und Komposition.

Lösungen Mustertest Hörfähigkeit B

Für die Bachelorstudiengänge Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung, Gesang und Komposition.

Mustertest Hörfähigkeit A

Für den Studiengang Lehramt an Gymnasien (L3) sowie die Bachelorstudiengänge Dirigieren und Kirchenmusik.

Lösungen Mustertest Hörfähigkeit A

Für den Studiengang Lehramt an Gymnasien (L3) sowie die Bachelorstudiengänge Dirigieren und Kirchenmusik.

Music theory

In a written exam (duration approx. 90 minutes) the following tasks are to be worked on:

  • Determining and forming intervals and scales (including church scales)
  • Determination and formation of chords and chord progressions
  • Arrangement of a given melody in two-, three- or four-part harmony
  • Commenting on a given part of a score, taking into account instrumentation, timbre, stylistic-historical classification, form, compositional technique, character

Mustertest Musiktheorie

Für die Bachelorstudiengänge Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung, Kirchenmusik, Komposition und Gesang.

Mustertest Musiktheorie

Für die Bachelorstudiengänge Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung, Kirchenmusik, Komposition und Gesang.

Notenbeispiele Musiktheorie

Für die Bachelorstudiengänge Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung, Kirchenmusik, Komposition und Gesang.

Compulsory instrumental subject

  • In the compulsory subject piano (or alternatively harpsichord in the case of viola da gamba and recorder), two pieces from different stylistic periods must be performed, e.g. inventions by Bach, sonatinas by Clementi op. 36.
  • If a melody instrument is chosen as a compulsory subject (possible with lute and harpsichord as the main subject), two pieces from different stylistic periods must be performed.
  • If voice is chosen as the compulsory subject (possible for lute and harpsichord majors), one folk song and one art song must be performed.
  • The duration of the examination in the instrumental compulsory subject is approximately 10 minutes
  • In the orchestral conducting qualifying examination, the piano examination is already part of the main subject examination
  • In the case of guitarists and pianists, the minor subject examination piano/vocal/melodic instrument is not required

Please note for all instruments:

  • The examination takes place in two parts and can therefore extend over several days; in the first part the main subject is examined; those who pass this part are admitted to the second part of the examination; this consists of the examinations in the compulsory subjects
  • The performance in the aptitude test of subject area 1 must demonstrate the degree of artistic talent that can be expected to make the student fit for a profession
  • Examples given for the contents of the examination are indications of the minimum degree of difficulty
  • For all works that require accompaniment, this is provided by piano or harpsichord; the accompanist is provided by the university; if the accompanist is provided by the applicant, the university must be informed in good time

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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