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Bachelor of Music -
Choral Conducting

About the programme

The Bachelor of Music Choral Conducting programme teaches the entire range of choral repertoire. Special emphasis is placed on conducting technique, rehearsal didactics, vocality and repertoire development. Various vocal ensembles enable our students to try out what they have learned. The aim of the programme is to provide interdisciplinary conducting training, which includes not only the ability to conduct choirs, but also to conduct instrumental ensembles.

If you have any questions about the study programme, please contact: Prof. Florian Helgath

Basic information

Degree Bachelor of Music
Period of study 8 Semester
Course begin Wintersemester
ECTS points 240 Credits
Major subjects Chordirigieren
Continuing study options Master of Music Choral Conducting, Master of Music Voice Musical Theater
Impressions from the study programme
Unterrichtssituation zwischen Studierende und Professor.
Unterrichtssituation Chor und Dirigent auf der Bühne.
Unterrichtssituation Chor und Dirigentin auf der Bühne.

Applications are submitted online via the muvac platform. All information on the procedure can be found on our application page.

Admission requirements

  • General university entrance qualification or a comparable university entrance qualification
  • Proof of a TestDaF 3 language certificate for non-German-speaking applicants
  • Successfully passed aptitude test

Qualifying examination

The aptitude test consists of three parts:

  1. Artistic-practical examination in choral conducting with a vocal ensemble (duration approx. 15 minutes)
  2. Theoretical-practical examination with the examination board (duration approx. 20 minutes)
  3. Written examination in aural training and composition (duration approx. 4 hours in total)

The seven main modules form the structural framework in the interdisciplinary network:

  1. Core module
  2. Artistic-practical context
  3. Education
  4. Mediation
  5. Professionalization
  6. Bachelor thesis / interdisciplinary project
  7. Supplement

Chor- und Orchesterleitung

  • Michael ReifKöln

Chorleitung, Dirigieren

  • Prof. Eberhard MetternichKöln

Dirigieren Chor

  • Prof. Florian HelgathKöln
  • Daniel KirchmannKöln


  • Wolfgang KläsenerWuppertal
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Prof. Florian Helgath
Dirigieren Chor
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
50668 Köln