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Bachelor of Music: Early Music Performance

Duration: 8 semesters
Qualification: Bachelor of Music

Bremen has been an internationally renowned centre of Early Music education and research for over 20 years. Founded in 1986, the Academy for Early Music was the first institute in Germany to introduce a degree programme for historically informed musical practice and was amalgamated with the University of the Arts Bremen in 1994. Internationally renowned experts from European and international stages provide talented young musicians with world-class instruction here in Bremen. Numerous graduates from our courses now perform as soloists or as members of specialised ensembles. The programme’s reputation for innovative practice and its association with high-profile artists from around the world make it especially attractive to students with an interest in Early Music. The strong rapport between students and teaching staff, and the combination of excellent instrumental tuition together with chamber music and large vocal / instrumental formations have lent the Early Music programmes at the University of the Arts a very distinctive character. A range of Minor subjects available at the Faculty including dance, historical composition, harpsichord, and seminars and lectures on musical /cultural studies make knowledgeable musicians of our students.
The student ensembles Bremer Barock Consort and the University of the Arts Baroque Orchestra perform regularly in Bremen and further afield. Students enjoy numerous opportunities to participate in concerts throughout their studies and can also expect to participate in concert tours abroad. These experiences are invaluable in making the transition from the University to the professional arena. Students and graduates of the University of the Arts Bremen have won numerous awards and competitions as well as a range of scholarships.

Major subjects

  • Baroque Bassoon
  • Baroque Oboe
  • Baroque Trombone
  • Baroque Trumpet
  • Baroque Viola
  • Baroque Violin
  • Baroque Cello
  • Recorder (Early Music)
  • Harpsichord
  • Early Music – Vocals
  • Historical Harp
  • Lute
  • Natural Horn
  • Organ (Early Music)
  • Traverse Flute
  • Viola Da Gamba
  • Zink (Cornetto)