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Master of Music -
Conducting Musical Theater

Boards with world significance.

The program "Master of Music Conducting Musical Theater" is aimed at graduated conductors whose performance and talent clearly indicate an aptitude for a successful career in theater. Exemplary works from the repertoire are used to illuminate all aspects of working with singers, an orchestra, and scenic realization, and to promote the development of the student's own artistic personality.
In addition, piano performance and correpetition are deepened and, for example, an Italian course is made possible. The conducting class works at least once a semester with a professional orchestra and presents the result of this collaboration in the concert hall of the university. In addition, there is the possibility of assisting in musical theater productions of the Rheinische Opernakademie of the university.

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

Basic information

Degree Master of Music
Period of study 4 Semester
Course begin Wintersemester
ECTS points 120 Credits
Major subjects Dirigieren
Impressions from the study program
Szene mit Orchester von der Oper Il Re Teodoro in Venezia.

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

Admission requirements

  • Successful completion of a four-year bachelor's degree in 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 an artistic-practical examination (duration: approx. 30 minutes). Detailed information can be found in the aptitude test regulations, especially in the appendix for content requirements and conduct of the test. For the artistic courses of study, we recommend that you contact the main subject teacher of your choice in good time; they will be happy to advise you personally.

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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Portrait Prof. Alexander Rumpf
Prof. Alexander Rumpf
Dirigieren Orchester
Dean Department 2
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
50668 Köln