Instrumental Studies and Conducting Master (Focus: Performance)

Welcome event for the winter semester 2022/23

We are pleased to welcome you to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt!

In order to facilitate your entry into the program, we kindly ask you to attend the mandatory welcome event for your degree program.

The event for the Master Instrumental Studies and Conducting Master (Focus: Performance) will take place as a video conference on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 13:00 to 14:30

You will receive the access data by e-mail a few days before October 14, 2022.

Einladung zu den Einführungsveranstaltungen zum WiSe 2022/23

Eine Hornistin mit ihrem Instrument macht sich eine Notiz und lacht.
(Foto: Janine Bächle)

Course content

Course content

The Master's program in Instrumental Studies and Conducting Master (Focus: Performance) (KIA) has been offered at the HfMDK since the winter semester 2012/2013, with the following profiles

  • Soloistic training (not for orchestral instruments)
  • Orchestral training

The aim of the Master's program is to provide students with the competencies that enable them to independently pursue the profession of an orchestral musician or soloist.

Exploring career paths, developing competencies

Indispensable creative qualifications that are required and encouraged in the course of study are:

  • an artistic and technical development on the respective main instrument that can meet the demands of today;
  • an overview of the constantly growing repertoire;
  • the ability to create dramaturgically appealing programs; and
  • social skills that are necessary for working in an orchestra and that improve cooperation with concert organizers, conductors and the audience.
4 semesters
Standard duration of study
in the winter semester
Start of study
Master of Music (M.Mus.)
Degree
German
Language

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

14.01.202301.03.2023

Instrumental Studies and Conducting (Focus: Performance): Application deadline for the winter semester 2023/24

14.01.2023 23:00 01.03.202311:00
subject to change
Eine Harfenistin beim Üben im Proberaum
(Foto: Janine Bächle)

Requirements

Requirements

Admission to the master's program in Instrumental Studies and Conducting Master (Focus: Performance) requires a first completed university degree in the respective instrumental major and a passed qualifying examination.

Application

Application

Online application

What do I need for the application?

Nachweis deutscher Sprachkenntnisse

Hier finden Sie eine Liste der Nachweise deutscher Sprachkenntnisse für alle Studiengänge. Bitte prüfen Sie, welche Anforderungen für Ihren Studiengang gelten.

Digital preselection

Digital preselection

In some subjects there is a digital video preselection in the aptitude test. Below you will first find the requirements in the digital preliminary round for the instruments concerned and further below the requirements in the "Profile soloist" and "Profile orchestra" for the presence aptitude test.

Please make every effort to ensure good sound and image quality within your means. However, it is not necessary to produce a professional studio recording. You are free in your choice of recording equipment.

Technical requirements for all instruments concerned

They must remain visible in the picture while playing and be clearly identifiable. Within the works (single movements in the case of cyclical works such as sonatas or suites), no image or sound recordings are permitted. Video recordings that have already been produced on another occasion are also accepted; settings from different cameras are also permitted.

Recordings must not be older than 6 months.

Please upload your videos to a streaming platform of your choice (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Clouds, etc.). Videos must be accessible without a password and streamable without downloading the file.

Please create one video file per work (e.g. a sonata, suite, aria). You can provide up to 6 links.

Professional requirements in the digital preselection

Aptitude test

Aptitude test

The qualifying examination consists of a practical examination in the respective instrumental main subject.

The examination committee selects the sequence of performances in the aptitude test; the duration of the test varies between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the instrument. In the practical examination, the applicant should demonstrate artistic-technical ability, interpretative skills, sense of style and creative ability.

Profile soloistic

Profile orchestra

Lesefassung: Eignungsprüfungsordnung der HfMDK Frankfurt

Nicht-amtliche Lesefassung. Stand: 23.12.2021

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: Allgemeine Bestimmungen für Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge der HfMDK Frankfurt

Stand: 27.05.2019

Lesefassung: Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung

nicht-amtliche Lesefassung

Course of study

Course of study

Studienverlaufsplan: Klavier, Gitarre

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Solistische Ausbildung

Studienverlaufsplan: Cembalo, Laute, Orgel

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Solistische Ausbildung

Studienverlaufsplan: Blockflöte, Viola da Gamba

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Solistische Ausbildung

Studienverlaufsplan: Chorleitung

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Solistische Ausbildung

Studienverlaufsplan: Streicher, Bläser, Harfe, Schlagzeug

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Orchesterausbildung

Modules

Modules

Module: Orchesterausbildung

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Orchesterausbildung

Module: Klavier, Gitarre

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Solistische Ausbildung

Module: Cembalo, Laute, Orgel

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Solistische Ausbildung

Module: Blockflöte, Viola da Gamba

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Solistische Ausbildung

Module: Chorleitung

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master, Profil Solistische Ausbildung

Module: Wahlkatalog

Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung Master

Eine Kontrabassistin und ein Kontrabassist, in der Orchesterprobe über Noten gebeugt.
(Foto: Laura Brichta)

Questions & Contact

Questions & Contact

Questions about the study program?

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