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Master of Music -
Choral Conducting

Practical Conducting.

In the Master of Music Choral Conducting program, our students are prepared to work with professional ensembles. The course content is diverse in view of future professional requirements. Conducting technique, rehearsal didactics, vocality and repertoire development are taught to the students in a practice-oriented manner. This includes the opportunity to work with various professional internal and external vocal ensembles during their studies. Cooperations with the WDR, joint workshops with professional ensembles, etc. complement the training and enable students to gain important preparatory professional experience.

If you have any questions about the study program, please contact the responsible contact person(s).

Basic information

Degree Master of Music
Period of study 4 Semester
Course begin Wintersemester
ECTS points 120 Credits
Major subjects Chordirigieren
Impressions from the study program
Unterrichtssituation Chor und Dirigent auf der Bühne.

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

Admission requirement

  • Successful completion of a four-year bachelor's degree in choral conducting or a comparable degree.
  • Students who have not graduated from a German-speaking institution must prove that they have sufficient German language skills
  • Successfully passed aptitude test

Qualifying Examination

The aptitude test consists of the following two parts:

  1. Artistic-practical examination in the subject of 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)

Detailed information can be found in the Qualifying Examination Regulations, in particular in the appendix for content requirements and conduct of the examination.

The course of study provides for four modules. The core area (Module 1) is supplemented by the module Artistic-Practical Context as well as an extensive elective area, which serves to profile the students. Module 4 concludes the program with the master's thesis or project.

You can find a list of our lecturers on the following page.

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