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Application & Requirements Bachelor Timpani/Percussion Instruments

Entrance Examination

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

 

Language requirements:

For enrolment: language certificate at least level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

  • Certificate of the Goethe-Institute B1 or
  • European Certificate B1 or
  • UniCert I or
  • a comparable language certificate

The study programme can be taken up for a limited period of time for one semester if the required language certificate is not available until matriculation. The first semester must be used for learning the German language. The college offers its own language courses for a fee. In order to be able to continue the studies, language skills must be demonstrated at the required level at the end of the first semester.

Main subject:
Artistic presentation (ca. 10-15 Min.)

- Snare drum: Two etudes with roll and Vorschläge (Wagner, Knauer, Müller, o.ä.)
- Timpani: Two etudes for four timpani (Keune, Krüger, Beck, o.ä.) with rolls
- Marimbaphone or Vibraphone: a piece for 4 mallets
- Xylophon: an etude (Goldenberg or similar ), or three orchestra parts from the Gschwendtner/Ulrich Probespiel Heft

You may be prompted to play a prima-vista piece. The examination committee will make an approximate 20 minute selection from the prepared programme.

 

Subsidiary subject piano:

Artistic presentation (5-10 minutes) of two pieces of different character, which are played technically confidently and interpreted musically, to show the applicant's development potential. The selection of the pieces is made by the applicant according to his individual performance level.

 

Music theory/Aural training:

Oral examination lasting approx. 20 minutes to prove the following skills:

- Application of basic knowledge of general music theory (keys, intervals, triads, chords, recognition of formal relationships),
- Application of basic knowledge of harmony (simple cadenza and basso continuo playing, as well as the recognition of harmonic contexts)
- Auditive recognization of intervals, triads (narrow and wide range), chords, melodies, rhythms
- Melody and rhythm memory
- Sight-singing, tapping the rhythm from the sheet, continuation of a given melody

 

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

 

 

Studieninhalte

Duration:

8 Semester

 

Main Artistic Subject

- Individual lessons and regular correpetition
- Orchestral studies in preparation for auditions
- Participation in college orchestras and chamber ensembles
- Audition training

Subsidiary subjects

- Elective modules for individual focus setting
- Lessons in methodology, music theory, musicology and aural training
- Seminars in music physiology and psychological basics of music making
- Career entry with seminars on copyright law, contract design

 

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 Level 3 (Test German as a Foreign Language, level 3) or
  • DSH-1 (German language examination for university entrance, level 1) or
  • European Certificate B2 or
  • UniCert II or
  • a comparable language certificate

The study programme can be taken up for a limited period of one semester if the required language certificate is not available until enrolment. The first semester must be used for learning the German language. The college offers its own language courses for a fee. In order to be able to continue the studies, language skills must be demonstrated at the required level at the end of the first semester.

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.

 

Main subject:
Artistic presentation (ca. 10-15 Min.)

- Snare drum: Two etudes with roll and Vorschläge (Wagner, Knauer, Müller, o.ä.)
- Timpani: Two etudes for four timpani (Keune, Krüger, Beck, o.ä.) with rolls
- Marimbaphone or Vibraphone: a piece for 4 mallets
- Xylophon: an etude (Goldenberg or similar ), or three orchestra parts from the Gschwendtner/Ulrich Probespiel Heft

You may be prompted to play a prima-vista piece. The examination committee will make an approximate 20 minute selection from the prepared programme.

 

Subsidiary subject piano:

Artistic presentation (5-10 minutes) of two pieces of different character, which are played technically confidently and interpreted musically, to show the applicant's development potential. The selection of the pieces is made by the applicant according to his individual performance level.

 

Music theory/Aural training:

Oral examination lasting approx. 20 minutes to prove the following skills:

- Application of basic knowledge of general music theory (keys, intervals, triads, chords, recognition of formal relationships),
- Application of basic knowledge of harmony (simple cadenza and basso continuo playing, as well as the recognition of harmonic contexts)
- Auditive recognization of intervals, triads (narrow and wide range), chords, melodies, rhythms
- Melody and rhythm memory
- Sight-singing, tapping the rhythm from the sheet, continuation of a given melody

 

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

 

 

Course of Study

Duration:

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