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Master of Music Chamber Music

 

Master of Music – Chamber Music (for Pre-formed Ensembles)

The degree programme in Chamber Music is designed for the following ensembles:

Woodwind Instruments:

  • Woodwind quintet (only classical wind quintet instrumentation: Bassoon, Oboe, Flute, Bugle, Clarinet)
  • Saxophone quartet (only 4 Saxophones)
  • Trio d’anches (Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon)

Strings:

  • String Trio (Violin, Viola, Violoncello)
  • String quartet  (2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)
  • String quintet (2 Violins, 2 Violas, Violoncello)

Guitar:

  • Guitar Duo (only 2 Guitars)
  • Guitar quartet (only 4 Guitars)

Piano:

  • Piano (without Ensemble)
  • Piano Duo (2 pianos), no other duo instrumentation
  • Piano Trio (Piano, Violin, Violoncello)
  • Piano quartet (Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello)
  • Piano quintett (Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)

The programme is intended exclusively for pre-formed ensembles that are starting to work together professionally and looking to prepare intensively for a professional career. Preparation for competition is an equally important part of the course as developing the ensemble’s artistic profile. The tuition is given entirely by industry professionals and is supplemented by chamber music workshops with internationally renowned ensembles.

General Information

  • Academic degree: Master of Music
  • Duration of degree program: 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Start of program: Winter semester
  • Degree requirements: 120 ECTS credits
  • Major: see possible instrumentations above

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

Admission Requirments

  • Proof of having successfully completed a Bachelor’s Degree (or other comparable qualification).
  • For non-German-speaking applicants, proof of a language certificate at level A2 (based on the European Reference Framework for Languages) is also required.
  • Successful completion of the entrance examination.

Entrance examination

The entrance examination consists of a practical performance test as an ensemble (duration: approx. 20 minutes)

We are only able to accept applications from the following chamber music ensembles:

  • Violin duo– Piano
  • Cello duo– Piano
  • Piano duo
  • Piano trio or Piano quartet
  • String trio or String quartet

Detailed information can be found in the Entrance Examination Regulations, particularly in section 5: Content Requirements and Examination Format.

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

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  • Prof. Harald Schoneweg (Kammermusik Streicher)
  • Prof. Anthony Spiri (Kammermusik Klavier)

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