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Master of Music Interpretation of New Music

Master of Music - Interpretation of New Music

This program covers chamber music, individual instruction, seminars on contemporary instrumental and vocal techniques and on the history of new and the latest music, as well as the didactic fundamentals of teaching contemporary music. Students also have the opportunity to gain professional conducting experience through performances with Ensemble 20/21.

The aim of the program is to make the interpretation and instruction of new music an important part of students’ professional prospects.

Good German language proficiency is required.

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: basically all instruments that can be studied as part of a Master of Music as well as conducting contemporary music
  • 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 Requirements

  • Successful completion of a four-year Bachelor’s Degree or other comparable qualification in one of the available main subject options.
  • 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 the candidate’s main subject. The test lasts approximately 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.


The programme consists of four modules. The core material (Module 1) is supplemented by a Practical Performance in Context module, as well as a broad range of elective material. Module 4 consists of the Master’s thesis or final Master’s project and concludes the course of study.


  • Prof. Susanne Blumenthal, Interpretation und Ensemblepraxis