Admission to the Master's Programme Instrumental Studies

Early Music * Classical * Instrumental Correpetition * Chamber Music for Strings and Piano * Chamber Music for Guitar * Piano-Duo * Piano Vocal Accompaniment * Performance Practice in Contemporary Music (PPCM) Instrumental/Vocal

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Admission to the Master´s Programme Instrumental Studies presupposes the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree in the respective instrument  or another relevant, equivalent Degree Programme at a recognized post-secondary educational institution.

Moreover all candidates, who have not received their Bachelor´s Degree at KUG, have to pass an audition (this regulation also applies to candidates who received their Bachelor´s Degree at KUG more than two semesters ago) or for Early Music also a theoretical part in addition. For PPCM all candidates (without exception) have to take the audition in the chosen instrument.

Several optionally registration deadlines are provided each academic year: 1 December for the Summer Term and 1 May or 30 June (please mind that this deadline does not apply to every instrument!) for the Winter Term. Please apply online for the entrance exam in time to the chosen application deadline and submit the required documents in the course of the online application!

Required documents:

In the course of the required online application we need the following documents in time to the respective application deadline, in order to be able to forward your documents to our Dean of Studies for checking the equivalency of your preliminary studies:

  • Your Bachelor´s Diploma Certificate telling your academic degree (on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures)
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of the Bachelor´s Diploma Certificate
  • Your Bachelor´s final examination Certificate (on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures)  
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of the Bachelor´s final examination Certificate
  • Your Transcript of Records (Diploma Supplement / Academic Record / complete list of all subjects that you have passed, the credits/semester hours and grades on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures)
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of your Transcript of Records / Diploma Supplement / Academic Records / list of subjects
  • Please also pay attention to any required diplomatic legalization* of your documents!

* In the infobox you can find further information regarding the official translation and diplomatic legalization of foreign documents and here you can find an information sheet from the Welcome Center.

Please note, that your major artistic subject has to be mentioned in your documents. Otherwise please submit a confirmation about your major artistic subject issued by your University (on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures) in addition.

Only after the Dean of Studies has confirmed the equivalency of your preliminary studies you will be notified for the audition.

 


 

You can choose the hereafter fields for the Master´s Programme Instrumental Studies. By clicking on the respective field/instrument you will get further information about the respective Degree Programme. 

NOTE: The programme set for the Bachelor´s final exam in each respective instrument mentioned in the curriculum can serve as a guide concerning the level of difficulty of works, you have to prepare for the audition (please note exceptions like PPCM!).

Here you can find the curriculum Instrumental Studies and the curriculum Instrumental Studies - Early Music.

 

 

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor´s Degree or equivalent Study Programme in Piano.

Entrance exam:

• Solo performance: A work of Romanticism, an impressionist or modern work

• Chamber music: A sonata for string or wind instruments and piano (it is necessary to bring the instrumental partners for the entrance exam!)

• An instrumental concert by W.A.Mozart or J. Haydn (compulsory pieces)

• A virtuoso work for string or wind instruments and orchestra / piano (e.g. F. Waxmann: Carmen Fantasie, L. Bassi: Rigoletto)

Here you can find the entrance exam prerequisites.

This Master´s Programme starts in the academic year 2021/2022, at the earliest!

 

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor´s Degree or equivalent Study Programme in Guitar or the respective partner instrument (Flute, Viola, Violin, Violoncello)

Only as a fixed ensemble!  

Here you can find the entrance exam requirements.

 

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor´s Degree or equivalent Study Programme in Piano, Viola, Violin, Violoncello or Double Bass.

Only as a fixed ensemble (at least a trio in size)!     

Here you can find the entrance exam requirements.

 

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor´s Degree or equivalent Study Programme in Piano.

Here you can find the  entrance exam requirements.

 

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor´s Degree or equivalent Study Programme in Piano.

You have to bring your own singer to the audition!  

Here you can find the entrance exam requirements.

 

Performance Practice in Contemporary Music - Instrumental (PPCM)

>>> Important information about the changed entrance exam procedure due to COVID-19 here

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor´s Degree or equivalent Study Programme in Viola, Violin, Violoncello, Double Bass, Flute (with its variant instruments), Clarinet (with its variant instruments), Oboe/English Horn, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion Instruments, Piano or Accordion.

Please note that not every instrument is offered to each entrance exam date!*

In case you need an accompanist, you have to submit the appropriate music score in time to the respective application deadline in advance to the institute 1 to Ms Ferdinanda Anhofer.


Here you can find the entrance exam requirements. 

* Please note: Due to the current situation (COVID-19) the admission procedure will be redesigned. The Welcome Center provides information on this.


 

Performance Practice in Contemporary Music - Vocal (PPCM)

Admission requires the completion of a Bachelor´s Degree or equivalent Study Programme in voice.

Students who wish to apply for this Master's programme need the following artistic qualities:

• Curiosity: to develop oneself as a creative artist, inside and outside existing job profiles
• Enthusiasm: for music and music theater of the present
• Courage: to enter unknown territory
• Willingness: to participate in the development of contemporary music
• Exploring the boundaries: expressivity and intimacy, willingness to transgress aesthetic boundaries
• Performative expressions
• Interest: in other art forms and interdisciplinary projects
• Classical vocal training: Advanced vocal skills, flexibility in vocal dynamics, ambitus and timbres

In case you need an accompanist, you have to submit the appropriate music score in time to the respective application deadline in advance to the institute 7 to Ms Ursula Vass.


Here you can find the entrance exam requirements 

In case you need an accompanist, you have to bring the appropriate music score with you to the audition!

 

Please mind: After passing the audition you are not automatically admitted to the Degree Programme – the enrolment has to be done personally at the Registrar´s Office (depending on your study place: Palais Meran, Leonhardstraße 15, ground floor, 8010 Graz or directly at the institute Oberschützen: Hauptplatz 8, 7432 Oberschützen) in time! See also "First steps to becoming a student"!

Any questions or comments? This page is edited by the Welcome Center of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.