Masters in Music in Germany

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Germany has produced some of the world’s most well-known and accomplished musicians in history and continues today to be one of the leaders in Europe in the music industry. Through the years, German music has developed through opera, baroque, and classical to more modern genres such as folk and contemporary. Due to it’s long history of music, Germany is a highly desired destination for Master in Music programs. In addition, Germany has a lower cost of living compared to other European countries, there are many opportunities for professional development, and plenty to keep a student busy both inside and outside the classroom.

Master in Music programs in Germany are designed for students who wish to turn their passion for music into a successful career. In Germany, a Master in Music can take a minimum of 1 year to complete, however there are also options for extended programs. Students taking a Master in Music in Germany can choose a particular area of interest such as music composition, performance, music therapy, or music education.

Take a look through the programs below to learn more about the opportunities for a Master in Music degree in Germany!

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Master of Music: Orchestra with main subject strings

Rostock University of Music and Drama
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Rostock

Orchestra musicians have to meet both particular and complex demands regarding genre (sinfonia, opera, operetta, musical etc.), cast and style of the works which will be performed (knowledge of interpretational characteristics ranging from Early Music to vanguard playing techniques of the newest compositions is expected). Therefore, it is necessary for the musician to possess a high artistic potential as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble and to take up a subordinate role in a group (following a concertmaster, principal, conductor). [+]

Best Masters in Music in Germany 2017. Orchestra musicians have to meet both particular and complex demands regarding genre (sinfonia, opera, operetta, musical etc.), cast and style of the works which will be performed (knowledge of interpretational characteristics ranging from Early Music to vanguard playing techniques of the newest compositions is expected). Therefore, it is necessary for the musician to possess a high artistic potential as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble and to take up a subordinate role in a group (following a concertmaster, principal, conductor). Instrumental excellence regarding playing techniques and interpretational skills is the fundamental prerequisite for a successful orchestra musician. Therefore, the Artistic Module (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul”, semesters 1–4) is the essential part of each semester. Ensemble playing from chamber music to orchestra playing in different contexts (university orchestra, practical period with a professional orchestra) is the pillar of the Key Module (“Schwerpunktmodul”, semesters 1–4). The core segment is supported by study fields such as audition training, concentration exercises and special playing techniques/secondary as well as historical instruments. The Module Applied Music Theory and Musicology (“Angewandte Musiktheorie und Musikwissenschaft”, semesters 1–2) has been aligned with the core area of the course. The Master’s course is characterized by its highly practical component which leads directly to the practical period in the second half of the study. During the 3rd and the 4th semesters, students choose one module out of a module catalogue to either refine their artistic skills or to specialise. APTITUDE TEST REQUIREMENTS Aptitude test in main subject (supplement to the aptitude test regulations of Rostock College of Music and Drama) Violin One etude or caprice of your choice (e.g. Dont op. 35, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski op. 10, Paganini) A first movement (with cadenza) from a concerto by W. A. Mozart (KV 216, KV 218, KV 219) A movement from a romantic virtuoso concerto (e.g. Wienawski, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky etc.) 3rd and 4th movements from a violin sonata by J.S. Bach (G minor, A minor, C major) Viola Same requirements as for the BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSE (STRINGS), but at a more advanced level of difficulty: Scales and arpeggios through three octaves in any key; scales in thirds, sixths and octaves An etude by Kreutzer, Hoffmeister, Campagnoli Two contrasting movements from one of J.S. Bach’s 6 solo suites A movement from a Romantic sonata (e.g. Eccles, Schumann op. 113, Schubert, Brahms etc.) First movement of a classical concerto (e.g. E. Casadesus, C. F. Zelter, F. A. Hoffmeister, K. Stamitz etc.) Cello Two contrasting movements from a solo sonata or partita by J.S. Bach 1st and 2nd movements from Haydn’s cello concerto in D major, op. 101 1st and 2nd movements from a Romantic or modern cello concerto A Caprice/Etude from Piatti or Popper (Advanced School of Cello Playing) A 20th century work composed after 1960 (please bring score for the contemporary work) Double bass Recitative from Beethoven’s 9th symphony An orchestral part of your choice Henry Eccles: Sonata, 1st and 2nd movements A fast movement from one of the following works: Koussevitzky, Bottesini or Dittersdorf concerto A work composed after 1950 [-]

Master of Music: Orchestra with main subject wind instruments

Rostock University of Music and Drama
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Rostock

Orchestra musicians have to meet both particular and complex demands regarding genre (sinfonia, opera, operetta, musical etc.), cast and style of the works which will be performed (knowledge of interpretational characteristics ranging from Early Music to vanguard playing techniques of the newest compositions is expected). Therefore, it is necessary for the musician to possess a high artistic potential as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble and to take up a subordinate role in a group (following a concertmaster, principal, conductor). [+]

Orchestra musicians have to meet both particular and complex demands regarding genre (sinfonia, opera, operetta, musical etc.), cast and style of the works which will be performed (knowledge of interpretational characteristics ranging from Early Music to vanguard playing techniques of the newest compositions is expected). Therefore, it is necessary for the musician to possess a high artistic potential as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble and to take up a subordinate role in a group (following a concertmaster, principal, conductor). Instrumental excellence regarding playing techniques and interpretational skills is the fundamental prerequisite for a successful orchestra musician. Therefore, the Artistic Module (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul”, semesters 1–4) is the essential part of each semester. Ensemble playing from chamber music to orchestra playing in different contexts (university orchestra, practical period with a professional orchestra) is the pillar of the Key Module (“Schwerpunktmodul”, semesters 1–4). The core segment is supported by study fields such as audition training, concentration exercises and special playing techniques/secondary as well as historical instruments. The Module Applied Music Theory and Musicology (“Angewandte Musiktheorie und Musikwissenschaft”, semesters 1–2) has been aligned with the core area of the course. The Master’s course is characterized by its highly practical component which leads directly to the practical period in the second half of the study. During the 3rd and the 4th semesters, students choose one module out of a module catalogue to either refine their artistic skills or to specialise. APTITUDE TEST REQUIREMENTS Aptitude test in main subject (supplement to the aptitude test regulations of Rostock College of Music and Drama) Part 1: Three or four short works of varying characters and advanced levels of difficulty from different eras to demonstrate stylistic assurance. Duration: approx. 10 minutes Part 2: A Mozart concerto or a comparable audition concerto and 5 orchestral parts from the DOV (German Orchestral Association) audition booklet Duration: approx. 10 minutes [-]