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Bachelor of Music Piano

Bachelor of Music - Piano

The four-year Bachelor of Music in Piano allows graduates to find the carrier their particular talents make them suitable for in this vast professional field.

Great importance is placed on educating well-rounded musicians. Subjects taught include early and new music, sight reading and improvisation, embodiment and musicians’ health. These subjects are supplemented by theoretical and historical music course offerings. The primary subjects also include chamber music and song accompaniment. The fundamentals of teaching methodology are also taught.

After the first two years, students have the option of choosing from the following three specializations:

  • Soloist
  • Pedagogic-didactic specialization

The program's  final examinations consist of a public performance examination and additional examinations relating to the student’s chosen specialization.

The program's  final examinations consist of a public performance examination and additional examinations relating to the student’s chosen specialization.

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: piano
  • Graduate program: Master of Music Modern Piano Music, Master of Music Interpretation of New Music, Master of Music Song Interpretation for Pianists, Master of Music Solo Instrument, Master of Music Chamber Music, Concert Exam

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

Admission 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.
  • Successful completion of the entrance examination.

Entrance examination

The entrance examination consists of the following two parts:

  1. Practical performance test in the candidate’s main subject (duration: approx. 15 minutes);
  2. Music theory (elementary harmonic theory/aural skills) (written test, duration approx. 90 minutes).

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).

For practical courses, we recommend that candidates contact their chosen subject tutor in good time. They will be happy to advise candidates individually. 


The degree program is divided into a basic program (first and second year) comprising a large number of obligatory modules and an advanced program (third and fourth year) which consists of different courses for different specializations.

The degree map comprises 7 main modules and an 8th module that students use to declare their specialization:

  1. Core module
  2. Artistic practical context
  3. Education
  4. Music appreciation
  5. Career development
  6. Bachelor/interdisciplinary capstone project
  7. Specialization module, profile solo instrument or profile instrumetal pedagogy


  • Prof. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
  • Prof. Sheila Arnold, piano
  • Prof. Gesa Lücker, piano
  • Prof. Claudio Martinez-Mehner, piano
  • Prof. Dr. Florence Millet, piano
  • Prof. Fabian Müller, piano
  • Prof. Anthony Spiri, piano chamber Music
  • Prof. Nina Tichman

Artistic staff 

  • Prof. Paulo Alvares, piano, improvisation, piano practice
  • Prof. Cristian Beldi, piano chamber Music
  • Jan Ehnes, piano, song interpretation, piano practice
  • Dorothea Eppendorf, piano
  • Prof. Andreas Frölich, piano
  • Robert Kulek, piano chamber music
  • Jee-Young Phillips, piano, chamber music
  • Katarina Schutzius, piano didactics



  • Prof. Dr. Florence Millet
    Geschäftsführende Direktorin Standort Wuppertal
    Fachbereich 1
    Bachelor Klavier
    Standortdirektorin Wuppertal
    Master Klavier Standort