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Application & Requirements Bachelor Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy

Entrance Examination

Admission Requirement:
University entrance qualification (equivalent to the „Abitur“ in Germany)


Language requirements:

For enrolment: Proof of German language skills according to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The following language certificates are accepted:

  • TestDaF
  • TELC
  • Goethe certificate
  • UNI Cert
  • ÖSD certificate

In addition, language certificates according to the European Framework of Reference are also accepted by language schools that have recognized quality management certificates.
A list of recognized language schools can be found here
A list of recognized quality certificates for language courses can be found here

Students at the HfM Dresden who have received admission subject to proof of German language skills can take part in the language course offered at the HfM Dresden. Studies can only be continued in the second semester if the German exam at the HfM Dresden has been passed at the required level or, alternatively, a language certificate has been submitted according to the criteria listed above.


Aptitude Interview:
An interview of circa 10 to 15 minutes regarding the motivation for studying music pedagogy. The participants should reflect their existing epxirience in pedagogical situations (mainly from a student perspective) and develop an idea about successful student-teacher relationships. Based on the applicatants own musical training, questions about the job profile are to be discussed.


To view the instrumental requirements, please view the german version of this site and scroll down.



We offer regular preparatory courses for the entrance exams.
Further information can be found here.

Course of Study


8 Semester


Main Artistic Subject

  • Individual training for the main artistic subject
  • General instrumental didactics and methodology
  • Practical teaching and and observation (music school internship)

Specialization Modules

  • Elementary music theroy
  • Instrumental ensemble coaching
  • Vocal ensemble coaching
  • Rhythmics/ Elementary Music Pedagogy

Minor Subjects

  • Regular workshops
  • Physiological and psychological basics of music-making and practicing
  • Career starting support (music copyright, contract law)
  • Music theory, music science and aural training
  • Participation in the orchestra and choir of the university, as well as other ensembles

Prüfungsanforderungen instrumentales Hauptfach