Master's Programm Music Theory

One of the most fascinating and yet mysterious human activities: COMPOSITION, the creation of a contemporary musical piece of art, constantly connected to the question what music actually is.

For that, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz offers a broad education, accompanied by aesthetic and social reflection of the highest level and wonderful music practical opportunities (concerts, cooperations with PPCM, projects etc.).

MUSIC THEORY is described as the interface between music theoretical reflection, historical systematic academic research and artistic practice. The centre of the programme are studies of historical styles, musical structures in performance practice, interpretation and auditory practice, basics for independent academic research and much more.


Course Number: UV 066 702
Length of Study: 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
Degree: Matster of Arts (MA)

Achievement Goals
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Further Information

Schedule for the academic year
Description of the types of courses of KUG

to Institute 1 - Composition, Theory of Music, History of Music, and Conducting

Admission to the Study Programme

Dates of admission tests and entrance exam deadlines

Dates in June/July

Dates in September:

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

ATTENTION: All parts of entrance examinations take place ONLINE!

Overview of all dates of admission tests at KUG

Registration period for the online-application:
for the winter semester:
March 1 - May 1 (audition: June/July)
March 1 - June 30 (audition: September)

Instruction for the online-application
Podcast about the online application procedure

Admission requirements/Entrance exams
Required German language competency at application/admission

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Professors and Equivalents

Image of Univ.Prof. Privatdozent Clemens Gadenstätter
Professur für Musiktheorie-Musikanalyse
Univ.Prof. Privatdozent Clemens Gadenstätter
Image of Univ.Prof. Dr.phil. Privatdozent Christian Utz
Professur für Musiktheorie-Musikanalyse
Univ.Prof. Dr.phil. Privatdozent Christian Utz

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