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Master of Music Percussion and Timpani

Master of Music - Percussion and Timpani

The University has successfully attracted internationally renowned soloists and educators, who have formed a balanced team that bestows all of its knowledge onto the students. The large number of successful graduates who have established themselves professionally after graduation or have won prizes at international competitions vouches for the high-caliber educational program that develops student skills. The drawing power that results is the reason why many gifted students apply for a spot in one of our programs.

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: Percussion/Timpani

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 with Percussion 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 percussion 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. Applications to take the entrance examination must be submitted by 1 March.


  • Prof. Carlos Tarcha
  • Falko Oesterle, Solo Pauker - Essen Philharmoniker
  • Peter Hänsch, Schlagzeuger - Beethoven Orchester Bonn