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Master of Music Organ

Master of Music - Organ

The Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln offers the Master of Music-Program for organ.

General Information

  • Academic degree: Master of Music
  • Duration of degree program: 4 semesters 
  • Start of program: Winter semester
  • Degree requirements: 120 ECTS credits
  • Major: Organ
  • 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

  • Proof of having successfully completed a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in the subject that the candidate intends to pursue at Master’s level.
  • 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.

Detailed information can be found in the relevant portions of the Entrance Examination Regulations.


The degree programme Master of Music Organ is divided into the following modules:  

  1. Core module;
  2. Practical performance in context;
  3. Elective module;
  4. Master’s thesis/project

In the first two modules, the course concentrates exclusively on developing the student’s instrumental skills as a soloist. Through an elective module – which can be chosen from the entire range of courses offered at the University – students are able to further develop their professional profile. The final Master’s project concludes the programme.


  • Prof. Winfried Bönig

  • Prof. Margareta Hürholz

  • Prof. Thierry Mechler