Bachelor's Programme Catholic and Protestant Church Music

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Catholic and Protestant Church Music.
Shaping diversely and creatively. Filling empty spaces

Studying Catholic and Protestant church music means preparing yourself for a diverse job with many freedoms and possibilities: Making music with and motivating different kinds of people: children, adolescents, adults, elderly, professionals and amateurs. Refining and putting your own artistic potential into practice, realising your musical dreams. Bringing ecumenical Christianity to life. Musically supporting people in their life situations, being the focal point of culture, enabling a glimpse of heaven with music.

You should bring diversity, creativity, willingness for teamwork, appetite for innovation and enthusiasm.


Course Number: UV 033 150
Length of Study: 8 semesters (240 ECTS)
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Qualification profile
Credit hours

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


Courses are held at the following institute(s):

Institute 6 Church Music and Organ


Professors and equivalents

Jochum, Franz Privatdozent   Universitätsdozent für Chordirigieren

Rost, Gunther Univ.Prof.   Professur für Orgel und Orgelimprovisation

Tafeit, Karin Univ.Prof.   Professur für Orgel und Orgelimprovisation

Walther, Ulrich Univ.Prof.   Professur für Orgel und Orgelimprovisation




Admission to the Bachelor's Programme Catholic and Protestant Church Music requires the successful completion of an entrance exam, which consists of two parts (a theoretical and a practical part).

If you want to register for the entrance exam, please apply online within the respective application deadlines.



  • Theoretical part

a) Aural Test

b) Music Theory Test 

c) Voice and Rhythm Test


Here you can find a sample test.


The successful completion of this the theoretical part is a prerequisite for the participation in the practical entrance examination.


  • Practical part


    • Score reading of a prepared four-part motet, notated on four staves
    • Conducting three prepared works from different style periods
    • Vocal: Performance of a sacred aria and an art song as well as sight-singing
    • Organ Literature: Performance of three pieces, one from the baroque era, one from the romantic era, one composed after 1930
    • Organ improvisation: Harmonize a given hymn from the Gotteslob or protestant song book
    • Piano: Performance of three pieces from different style periods


Here you can find the entrance exam requirements in detail as well as in the curriculum


The entrance exam is passed when both parts are evaluated positively.


Please mind: After passing the entrance exam you are not automatically admitted to the Degree Programme – the enrolment has to be carried out in due time via e-mail! See also "First steps to becoming a student"!

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