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Master of Music -
Conducting Orchestra

Deepen talents.

The program "Master of Music Conducting Orchestra" is aimed at graduated conductors whose performance and talent clearly indicate an aptitude for a successful career in concert life. Exemplary works from the repertoire are used to illuminate all aspects of working with the orchestra and to promote the development of the student's own artistic personality. In addition, score playing and ear training with an emphasis on intonation are deepened and impulses from the fields of early and new music are made possible. The conducting class works with a professional orchestra at least once a semester and presents the result of this collaboration in the college's concert hall.

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
Unterrichtssituation mit einem Dirigenten im Vordergrund und einem kleinen Orchester 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

  • Successful completion of a four-year bachelor's degree in orchestral 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