Skip to main content

Application & Requirements Clarinet

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:

- One of the Webern concerts, 1st+2nd movement or Concertino
- A sonata from Poulenc, Hindemith, Martinu or Fantasy pieces from Schumann or Gade
- A solo piece or an etude

You may be prompted to play a prima-vista piece. Works not mentioned in the above list need to have accompaniment provided by yourself. The examination committee will make a 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 Studies

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):

- One of the Webern concerts, 1st+2nd movement or Concertino
- A sonata from Poulenc, Hindemith, Martinu or Fantasy pieces from Schumann or Gade
- A solo piece or an etude

You may be prompted to play a prima-vista piece. Works not mentioned in the above list need to have accompaniment provided by yourself. The examination committee will make a 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 Studies

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

Entrance Examination

Admission Requirement:
Bachelor of Music or Diploma

 

 

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:

  • A concert from Mozart or Weber, 1st+2nd movement
  • A sonata from Brahms, Saint-Saens or Fantasy pieces from Schumann
  • Poulenc-Sonata, Francaix-Variations, Verdi-Paraphrases or Rossini-Variations
  • A solo piece of the 20th/21st century

You may be prompted to play a prima-vista piece. Works not mentioned in the above list need to have accompaniment provided by yourself. The examination committee will make a selection from the prepared programme.

 

Course of Studies

Duration:

4 Semester

 

Study Contents

- Individual lessons with artistic-instrumental focus
- Regular correpetition
- Specialisation in solo or ensemble
- Focus Ensemble: Orchestra and Chamber Music
- Focus solo: With special artistic aptitude
- Free choice from the scientific and musical seminars

 

Entrance Examination

Admission Requirement:
Bachelor of Music or University Diploma

Additional requirement: Qualified job expirience of at least one year (with a copy of the work contract or proof of freelance artistic work). Practical work expirience may have been obtained during a former study course.

 

 

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.

The focus on orchestral practice in the Master's programme is carried out in cooperation with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.

The application is open only to those who have already applied to the "Kurt Masur Academy", the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra Academy, and have received a confirmation of participation in the audition at the Dresden Philharmonic. The application to study at the HfM Dresden is a prerequisite for participation in the audition at the Dresden Philharmonic.

Examination

After passing the trial at the Dresdner Philharmonie, an additional examination at the HfM Dresden has to be completed. Both examinations happen at the same day in the same place. The examination at the HfM consists of an:

- Artistic presentation of Orchesterstellen and Probespielkonzerte (15-20 Min). The programme should be oriented at the repertoire of the Dresdner Philharmonie e.V. Kurt Masur Akademie/Orchesterakademie trial repertoire, of the current tender period.

 

    Course of Studies

    Duration:

    4 Semester

     

    Main Subject

    • Study course in cooperation with the Kurt Masur Academy/Orchestra Academy of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Individual instrumental lessons at the college, usually with teaching musicians of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Participation in intensive rehearsals and concerts of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra as well as CD productions and international concert tours with up to 16 orchestral performances per month

    Subsidiary Subjects

    • Courses in music physiology, musicology and theory, contract law and copyright law as well as other events to promote the start of a career will round off the course of study

    Study fee: 1.000 Euro
    Monthly compensation by the Dresdner Philharmonie: 850,00 Euro brutto

     

    Please check first, if your instrument has open positions announced:

     

    After applying with the above link, you can submit your application for Master Orchestral Practice here:

     

     

    Entrance Examination

    Admission Requirement:
    Bachelor of Music or University Diploma

    Additional requirement: Qualified job expirience of at least one year (with a copy of the work contract or proof of freelance artistic work). Practical work expirience may have been obtained during a former study course.

     

     

    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:

    • A concert from Mozart or Weber, 1st+2nd movement
    • A sonata from Brahms, Saint-Saens or Fantasy pieces from Schumann
    • Poulenc-Sonata, Francaix-Variations, Verdi-Paraphrases or Rossini-Variations
    • A solo piece of the 20th/21st century

    You may be prompted to play a prima-vista piece. Works not mentioned in the above list need to have accompaniment provided by yourself. The examination committee will make a selection from the prepared programme.

     

    Course of Studies

    Duration:

    4 Semester

     

    Study Contents

    - For orchestral instrumentalists who already have a first degree and are active for at least one year
    - Individual schedule
    - Music-theoretical block seminars
    - Master project as a degree

    1400 Euro tuition fees per semester

    Entrance Examination

    It is required to have an initial job-qualifying certificate (bachelor, diploma, magister or state examination) with an instrumental or vocal focus. Additionaly, musical aptitude is tested according to the entrance examination regulations of the Music University Carl Maria von Weber Dresden.

     

    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 Artistic Subject:

    The entrance examination consists of an artistic presentation with a duration of 20-25 minutes, including three pieces of New Music of distinc style. The examination will take place at the institution, within which the applicant wants to spend his first year of stuty (home institution).

    As part of the examination, the applicant will be interviewed about the planned course of study. A successful examination at the home institution entitles for continuation of study in the second year of study.

    Course of Studies

    Duration:

    4 Semester

     

    Study Contents

    The international Master in New Music of the Universities of Bern, Dresden and Salzburg is a consecutive Master with a special artistic profile.

    - Expansion of existing instrumental/vocal qualifications of an initial musical course of study, into the area of New Music
    - Aquisition of extensive knowledge and skills with regards to repertoire and playing techniques
    - Deepening of understanding New Music

     

    Entrance Examination

    Admission Requirement:
    To apply for the Künstlerischen Graduiertenstudium (3. Zyklus) Meisterklasse, it is necessary to have graduated from music university. The submitted documents must additionally include:

    • a certified copy of the most recent graduation document
    • a declaration, denoting if the applicant is currently enrolled in another music university
    • an assessment from two reknown artists
    • extensive documentation about artistic projects during the time as student of the Meisterklasse
    • it is mandatory to submit the programme for the entrance exam

    Additionally, the documents may be supplemented with:

    • further assessments, critiques, reviews or publications etc.
    • a record or DVD with an artistic performance
    • a second copy of the entrance exam programme (see Appendix to Studienordnung für das Künstlerische Graduiertenstudium (3. Zyklus) Meisterklasse)

    Main Artistic Subject:

    • A demanding and comprehensive programme of at least 45 minutes length
    • One piece is to be played by heart
    • The programme should contain a Solo concert

    The examination committee will choose from the prepared programme up to 20 minutes in length.

     

    Course of Study

    Duration:

    4 Semester


    Qualification:

    Meisterklassenexamen

     

    Study Contents

    • For outstanding instrumentalists, to prepare for a career as a soloist
    • Individual lessons to refine the artistic profile
    • Regular accompaniment
    • Individual design of study objectives
    • Tutorials
    • Participation for contests, concerts and examination trials are explicitly encouraged