Master's Programme Perfomance Practice in Contemporary Music (PPCM) - Vocal

Foto: Johannes Gellner
| Foto: Johannes Gellner

A master’s programme for contemporary singers: An in-depth course of training in the opportunities and challenges presented by vocal music and music theatre in the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Voice lessons: Extended vocal techniques on the basis of classical voice training.
  • Performance art, expressive performance, chamber music, ensemble singing, students’ own works
  • Regular first performances of music theatre productions
  • Interdisciplinary projects: Music and dance theatre, opera, electronic music, improvisation
  • Introduction to fundamental aspects of music theory (compositional techniques, notation, writings on 20th century and contemporary music, historical overview and music aesthetics)
  • Collaboration with the PPCM - Instrumental programme: Regular concerts/performances in cooperation with Klangforum Wien
  • Opportunities to work with leading composers, singers and performers
  • Cooperation with contemporary music festivals and opera studios


Course Number: UV 066 710
Length of Study: 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
Degree: Matster of Arts (MA)

Achievement Goals
Credit Hours

Further Information

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

to Institute 7 - Voice, Lied and Oratorio

Admission to the Study Programme

Dates of admission tests and entrance exam deadlines

Dates in January/February

Dates in June/July

Dates in September

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)
for the summer semester: November 1 - December 1

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

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

Visit & Meet KUG
Welcome Information Day


Professor for Performance Practice in Contemporary Music Vokal

Univ.Prof. Holger Falk

Further Questions?

Welcome Center