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Master of Music Guitar

Master of Music - Guitar

The guitar department at the Köln, Wuppertal, and Aachen campuses of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln has been renowned for its artistic and pedagogic guitar program for decades.

As leading artists, the University’s professors and instructors have dramatically shaped and continue to shape guitar development as well as guitar research and instruction for decades. Many national and international winners of the most renowned guitar competitions are graduates of their classes.

Moreover, numerous networks of extracurricular activities at the three campuses and the surrounding regions afford students a broad range of work opportunities. Numerous guitar festivals and competitions are hosted in the region, often initiated and organized by professors and instructors. Students at state-funded and private music institutions have the opportunity to participate in internships, some of which even lead to employment. Many concert series, churches, and independent organizers provide students with venues to perform.

All of this ensures a high-quality education that combines the traditional and current demands of different careers in the arts and instrument instruction with the University’s high educational standards, thus creating a practical focus for the new degree programs under the bachelor/master system.

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: Guitar
  • Graduate program: 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 Requirments

  • Proof of having successfully completed a four-year Bachelor’s Degree with Guitar Performance as the main subject or other comparable degree from a conservatoire, university or equivalent institution.
  • 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 in guitar as the candidate’s main subject (duration approx. 20 minutes)

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.



  • Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz, Gitarre
  • Prof. Hubert Käppel, Gitarre
  • Prof. Goran Krivokapic, Gitarre
  • Prof. Gerhard Reichenbach Gitarre