Kronberg Academy Master
This Master's programme prepares musically gifted students for an international career as solo artists for the instruments violin, viola or cello.
Students receive instruction from internationally renowned artists, enabling them to achieve the highest level of technical and artistic proficiency; develop an interpretive, creative, and broadly educated form of expression; become skilled in understanding the theoretical, historical, and cultural aspects of music; perform alone or with others; and engage in an environment in which artistic, intellectual, and social skills can be nurtured and developed.
Those who successfully complete the academic year graduate with a Master of Music (M.Mus.)
Dates & Deadlines
The prerequisite for admission to the qualifying examination is normally previous participation in international competitions, master classes or chamber music projects organized by or associated with Kronberg Academy.
Admission to the MA phase of the programme requires the successful completion of the BA phase of the programme or the passing of an aptitude test according to § 3 (in this case, the degree of difficulty of the aptitude test is based on the requirements of the final examinations of the BA phase).
On the basis of the application documents submitted and in particular the DVD, a decision will be made as to whether the applicant will be invited to the aptitude test. The decisive factor here is that the applicant can demonstrate solo concert experience or success in renowned competitions.
The qualifying examination in the artistic main subject lasts 30-45 minutes.
The preparation of the following pieces is expected:
- an etude
- a solo work by J.S. Bach (2 to 3 movements)
- a sonata from the late 18th, 19th or 20th century* (2 movements)
- a concerto from the late 18th, 19th or 20th century* (1st movement or 2nd and 3rd movements)
- a character piece
- a work by a contemporary composer born in the last 70 years
* The selected sonata and concerto should be from different stylistic periods
- With the exception of the sonata and the contemporary work, all pieces are to be played from memory.
- Perhaps only a selection of the prepared pieces will be heard at the entrance examination.
- A pianist will be available, although applicants are advised to bring their own accompanist.
Eignungsprüfungsordnung der HfMDK Frankfurt (2022)
[120/2023, 12.12.2022] Gültig ab den Eignungsprüfungen zum WiSe 2023/24. // Valid as of the aptitude tests for the winter semester 2023/24.
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
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Kronberg Academy Master (2015)