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Master of Music -
Opera Correspondence

Professionalization of their own art.

The master's degree program in Opera Correpetition was introduced at HfMT Cologne in the winter semester 2016/2017. The new course is part of the Rheinische Opernakademie (Rhenish Opera Academy ) of Department 4 Voice. The goal of the program is to provide students with an excellent qualification to work as a répétiteur in musical theater. The students have at their disposal Raimund Laufen, Prof. Stephan E. Wehr and Michael Weiger, three experienced conductors who began their respective theater careers as solo repetiteurs and directors of studies in the classical tradition of conductors. They teach the students how to lead and design ensembles, comprehensive knowledge of opera parts, but also more advanced aspects such as the special tasks of study directors at a theater.

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

Basic information

Degree Master of Music
Period of study 4 Semester
Course begin Wintersemester
ECTS points 120 Credits
Major subjects Opernkorrepetition
Impressions from the study program
Unterrichtssituation Opernkorrepetition mit Professor und Studierende am Klaiver.
Zwei Personen stehen vor einem Notenständer und im Hintergrund ist ein Bücherregal
Unterrichtssituation Opernkorrepetition mit zwei Studierenden am Klavier.
Unterrichtssituation Opernkorrepetition mit Professor und Studierende am Klavier..
Unterrichtssituation Opernkorrepetition mit zwei Studierenden am Klavier.

Special features of the study

Students gain practical experience not only in the context of the university's own opera productions at the Cologne and Aachen locations, but also in productions at the theaters cooperating with HfMT Cologne (Aachen, Bonn, Gelsenkirchen, Cologne, Krefeld-Mönchengladbach).

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

Admission requirements

  • Prerequisite is the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree (preferably conducting, choral conducting, song interpretation for pianists, piano, church music).
  • Students who have not graduated from a German-speaking institution must prove that they have sufficient German language skills (min. level A2 according to the European Framework of Reference).
  • Successfully passed aptitude test

Qualifying examination

The aptitude test consists of an artistic-practical examination in the main subject. It lasts approx. 45 minutes and consists of various artistic tasks and a short interview. It is possible to contact the main subject teacher directly to arrange an individual consultation. Detailed information can be found in the aptitude test regulations, especially in the appendix for content requirements and conduct of the test.

The Master of Music Opera Correspondence program is composed of the following six modules.

  1. Core module
  2. Artistic-practical context
  3. Education
  4. Elective module
  5. Professionalization
  6. Master thesis/project

The core module focuses on teaching the major subject, while the artistic-practical context module focuses on the application of skills. In the Education module, skills in Italian and in musicology are deepened. The professionalization module serves a strong connection to practice through correpetitions inside and outside the house in the course of a job shadowing.

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

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