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Master of Music: Instrumental Performance

Entry requirements: Candidates must complete a programme in musical performance OR music education (either a Bachelor’s or Diploma programme; to apply for this programme students must provide official documentation showing that they have begun the examination process) Candidates must successfully complete the entrance examination.

Duration: 4 semesters
Qualification: Master of Music 

Major subjects

  • Orchestral instruments (Bassoon, Flute, Harp, Clarinet, Double Bass, Oboe, Kettle Drums/Drums, Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Cello)
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Organ
  • Other instruments (Accordion, Recorder)

Performance training in the student’s chosen Major forms the main focus of this programme. Other important areas of study include chamber music and ensemble/orchestral performance training. A diverse range of opportunities exists for students to develop their artistic talent, including concert projects staged by the Chamber Orchestra and University Orchestra (together with the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra and partner universities), specialised ensembles such as the "Studio for New Music" and the University of the Arts Baroque Orchestra, along with a variety of other chamber music formations.

Students can also choose to extend the scope of their artistic practice by studying an advanced module in Historical Performance Practice, New Music or (Classical) Chamber Music.

Academic seminars staged in conjunction with project work ensure that students develop a nuanced understanding and the ability to reflect critically on their artistic practice. A range of optional modules complement the programme’s core areas of study.