Bachelor's Programme Conducting

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| Foto: Michael Nier

The study programme Conducting offers a comprehensive education for the whole area of music conducting, such as conducting for vocal or instrumental ensembles, concerts or opera, professional or amateur choirs, symphony orchestras or special formations of instrumental ensembles. Additionally, the field of opera coaching prepares the students for the work in the different genres of opera (and especially for the diverse areas of activity in opera houses) through a wide range of courses. Together with the wide range of practical course contents, music theoretical expertise and skills for performance practice of early and contemporary music form the foundation for a career in conducting.


Course Number: UV 033 105
Length of Study: 6 semesters (180 ECTS)
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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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 January/February

Dates in June/July

Dates in September:
Important information about the changed entrance exam procedure due to COVID-19
There are no entrance examinations for the emphasis orchestral conducting.

Overview of all dates of admission tests at KUG

Registration period for the online-application:
for the winter semester:
March 1 - June 3 (audition: June/July)
March 1 - September 3 (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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Universitätsdozent für Korrepetition
Ao.Univ.Prof. Günter Fruhmann
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Professur für Harmonielehre
Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musiklehrer Clemens Nachtmann
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Professur für Orchesterdirigieren
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Professur für Chordirigieren
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