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Bachelor of Music Choral Conducting

Bachelor of Music – Choral Conducting

The Bachelor’s programme in Choral Conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

The Bachelor of Music in Choral Conducting covers the entire range of the choral repertoire, with particular emphasis on conducting technique, rehearsal methods, vocality and repertoire development. Students are given the opportunity to work with a wide range of vocal ensembles to implement what they have learned under the tutelage of the University’s professors and guest lecturers. Our aim is to produce well-rounded conductors, who are not only able to direct choirs, but also instrumental ensembles. 

General Information

  • Academic degree: Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
  • Duration of degree program: 8 semesters (4 years)
  • Start of program: Winter semester
  • Degree requirements: 240 ECTS credits
  • Major: Choral Conducting
  • Graduate program: Master of Music Choir Conducting, Master of Music Music Theatre

The application takes place online via the muvac platform. You can find all the information about the procedure on our Application page.

Admissions Requirements

  • A general certificate of secondary education or other comparable higher education entrance qualification.
  • For non-German-speaking applications, proof of a language certificate at DaF level 3 is also required. S
  • uccessful completion of the entrance examination.

Entrance Examination

The entrance examination consists of the following three parts:

Practical performance test in Choral Conducting with a vocal ensemble (duration approx. 15 minutes); Practical theory test with the exam committee (duration approx. 20 minutes); Written test assessing aural skills and composition (total duration approx. 4 hours).

Detailed information can be found in the Entrance Examination Regulations, particularly in section 5: Content Requirements and Examination Format (§5 Inhaltliche Anforderungen und Durchführung der Prüfung).


Seven main modules form a structural framework of the programme’s interdisciplinary network:

  1. Core module,
  2. Performance practice in context,
  3. Education,
  4. Communication,
  5. Professionalisation,
  6. Dissertation/Interdisciplinary project,
  7. Elective module


  • Prof. Florian Helgath