Music

Orchestral Performance (Master of Music)

Basic info & Application

  • Faculty: 1
  • Degree: Master of Music (M.Mus.)
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters full-time (part-time study is possible)
  • Workload: 120 ECTS Credits
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Provider: Folkwang University of the Arts
  • Programme start: Each winter semester in October and each summer semester in April

Artistic majors

Instruments

 

_Bassoon
_Harp
_Horn
_Clarinet
_Double bass
_Oboe
_Trombone
_Percussion/Timpani
_Flute
_Trumpet
_Tuba
_Viola
_Violin
_Violoncello

Admission requirements

_First university degree in instrumental training for the same instrument. Official database on the equivalence of international educational achievements: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html)


_Evidence of artistic aptitude by passing the aptitude test at the Folkwang University of the Arts

Language requirements

_Applicants have to verify proof of language level B1 with enrolment.

 

_The required levels of language skills at Folkwang University of the Arts are in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Costs

_50 € application fee: For your application a fee of € 50 is due. For your application a fee of € 50 is due. The amount will be shown to you in the application form.

 

_No tuition fees are charged at Folkwang.

 

_Each semester all students have to pay a social contribution for the services of the Student Union, a student contribution for the work of the AStA (General Student Committee) and the VRR/NRW ticket. A breakdown of the amounts plus information on how to pay is available here.

Inclusion

Folkwang actively supports the call of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to train people with disabilities as artists and therefore particularly welcomes applications for the guest student programme, regular study courses and requests for inclusive cooperation projects. Prospective students should make use of the possibility of a counselling meeting with the  Representative for students with disability or chronic illness in advance.

Application documents

Applications must be submitted via the Folkwang Application Portal by the end of the application period on 15 November (for the following summer semester) or on 15 March (for the following winter semester). The portal is open for applications from 1 October to 15 November and from 15 January to 15 March. Submit your application as early as possible. Only applications that have been submitted in full by the application deadline will be considered. Academic certificates must be submitted in the original German or English language or with an official translation.

For the application you have to upload the following in the portal:

A. YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

 

_Curriculum Vitae in tabular form (desired)

_Passport photograph (optional)

 

_School-leaving certificate from the last school attended (secondary school, e.g. high school); alternatively last school certificate

 

_If applicable, degree certificate, transcript of records and/or certificate of enrolment from the university(ies) attended to date

 

_If applicable, certificate of foreign university entrance examination such as APS certificate / American College Test (ACT) / College Scholastic Ability Test / University Entrance Examination Center Test or other international educational achievements that constitute a university entrance qualification for Germany such as completed periods of studies; country-specific information: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html

 

_For the first stage of the aptitude test, i.e. the 'Digital Preliminary Round', you must also already upload a link. You can find more information below at the section "Aptitude Test".


B. COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION

 

_Proof of payment of the application fee (bank statement)

Aptitude test (two-stage procedure)

The aptitude test consists of a digital preliminary round, which is carried out electronically (1st stage), and an on-site examination (2nd stage).

 

For the digital preliminary round, applicants provide a link to a video recording electronically by the stated submission deadline. For instructions on the submission of the video, see our website 'Digital Preliminary Round'

 

The instrument-specific requirements are as follows (excerpt):

 

Requirements for the aptitude test, winter semester 2022/23 - Faculty 1 / Master of Music

 

The video may not be cut during a performance of the same piece of music. The deadline for the submission of the video is identical to the application deadline. If the digital preliminary round is successfully passed, an invitation to the second, on-site round of the aptitude test will be issued. The onsite test consists of a recital of stylistically varied works of the highest standard.

 

The assessment criteria for the first stage are:

 

_Technical proficiency on the instrument

_Musical expressiveness 

_Stylistic command and variability 

 

The assessment criteria for the second level are:

 

_Technical proficiency on the instrument

_Musical expressiveness 

_Stylistic command and variability 

_Aesthetics and musical sensibility

_Stage presence

Enrolment

Only after you have successfully applied for a study place is your last step in the application process enrolment. Enrolment takes place at the end of September for the start of studies in October and at the end of March for the start of studies in April. Please refer to your letter of admission for the exact period.

Further information on the procedure and documents can be found on the websites on enrolment.