Bachelor's Programme Music Education - Voice and Instruments (IGP) - Classical

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The programme Music Education - Voice and Instruments (IGP) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz combines a high artistic level with a profound knowledge about aesthetic, psychological, pedagogical and technical processes when learning and teaching music. The goal of this programme is to educate the students to artistic personalities, who can react flexibly, constructively and creatively to the dynamic development of their professional field. To support personal strengths and interests, students can individually choose their study focus.

Instrument and music educators need a high level of communicative and creative skills to introduce different target groups in the diverse fields of activity to the multidimensionality of music and to teach making music in a diverse and healthy way.


Professors and equivalents

Arp, Julian Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musiker   Professur für Violoncello

Barsony, Péter Univ.Prof. DLA   Gastprofessur für Viola

Bästlein, Ulf Univ.Prof. Dr.phil.   Professur für Gesang

Bezuijen, Adrianus Univ.Prof.   Professur für Gesang

Brandstätter, Regina Ao.Univ.Prof.   Universitätsdozentin für Violine

Brugner-Luiz, Sebastian Univ.Prof.   Professur für Schlaginstrumente

Byers-Meister, Mary   Gastprofessur für Gesang

Cakar, Ozan Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musiker MMus   Professur für Horn

Chernyavska, Milana Univ.Prof. Dr.phil.   Professur für Klavier

De Simone, Sergio   Gastprofessur für Klavier

Dunin, Timothy Univ.Prof.   Professur für Kontrabass

Egger, Bertram Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klarinette

Eibinger, Thomas Univ.Prof.   Professur für Posaune

Euler, Christian O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Viola und Kammermusik

Falger, Dominika Privatdozentin   Universitätsdozentin für Violine

Faludy, Krisztina O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Fagott

Feltz, Kerstin O.Univ.Prof. Dr.phil.   Professur für Violoncello

Freiinger, Gerhard Privatdozent Prof.   Universitätsdozent für Trompete

Gauci-Ancelin, Matthieu Univ.Prof.   Professur für Flöte

Haffner, Eszter Univ.Prof.   Professur für Violine

Haselböck-Littasy, Hermine Dipl.-Musikpäd. Privatdozentin   Universitätsdozentin für Gesang Gastprofessur für Gesang

Hell, Michael Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musiklehrer Dipl. Konzertsolist Dipl. Musiker   Professur für Cembalo und Generalbass

Ikeba, Ayami O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klavier

Jachmann, Jan Univ.Prof. Dr.phil.   Professur für Instrumental(Gesangs-)pädagogik (IGP)

Jozsa, Peter Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klavier

Klambauer, Erwin Univ.Prof.   Professur für Flöte

Klinser, Wolfgang Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klarinette

Köller, Uwe O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Trompete

Krämer, Nils Thilo O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Flöte

Krebs, Johannes Univ.Prof.   Professur für Violoncello

Kuropaczewski, Lukasz Univ.Prof.   Professur für Gitarre

Labra Makk, Maria Aima Ao.Univ.Prof.   Universitätsdozentin für Klavier

Luidold, David BA MA   Gastprofessur für Posaune

Maierhofer, Josef O.Univ.Prof. Dr.phil.   Professur für Basstuba

Mc Crann, Maighread O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Violine

Mitchell, Priya Univ.Prof.   Professur für Violine

Murnig, Joachim Univ.Prof. BA M.A.   Professur für Schlaginstrumente

Orlando, Domenico Univ.Prof.   Professur für Oboe

Pachinger, Gerald Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klarinette

Pankratova, Elena Univ.Prof.   Professur für Gesang

Pegoraro, Paolo Univ.Prof.   Professur für Gitarre

Pilaj, Josef Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat.   Universitätsdozent für Instrumental(Gesangs-)pädagogik (IGP)

Preinfalk, Gerald Univ.Prof.   Professur für Saxofon

Rättyä, Janne Univ.Prof. MuM   Professur für Akkordeon

Rieß, Matthias Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musiker   Professur für Horn

Ritter, Barbara Univ.Prof.   Professur für Oboe und Kammermusik / Blasinsturmente

Roberts, Denton Univ.Prof.   Professur für Kontrabass

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

Schilling, Stefan O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klarinette

Schirmer, Markus O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klavier

Schittenhelm, Anke O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Violine

Schoiswohl, Stephanie Univ.Prof. BA BA MA MA   Professur für Saxofon

Schuh, Hans Peter O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Trompete

Schulz, Georg Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat. MSc   Universitätsdozent für Akkordeon

Seidel, David Univ.Prof.   Professur für Fagott

Sol, Antonius Univ.Prof. Dr.phil.   Professur für Gesang

Song, Na Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musikerin   Universitätsdozentin für Akkordeon

Stadler, Ulrike Univ.Prof.   Universitätsdozentin für Schlaginstrumente

Stankovic-Moffatt, Vesna Univ.Prof.   Professur für Violine

Stosiek, Tobias Univ.Prof.   Professur für Violoncello

Strasser, Wolfgang Univ.Prof.   Professur für Posaune

Straub, Eike Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klavier

Ströcker, Johann Univ.Prof.   Professur für Posaune

Sugar, Gergely Univ.Prof.   Professur für Horn

Süß, Margit-Anna Univ.Prof.   Professur für Harfe

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

Tausch, Manfred Univ.Prof.   Professur für Klavier

Traar, Adolf O.Univ.Prof.   Professur für Oboe

Venditti, Tara Univ.Prof.   Professur für Gesang

Viertel, Sylvia-Elisabeth Univ.Prof.   Professur für Violine und Kammermusik

Wagemann, Martin Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musiker   Professur für Trompete

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

Weissensteiner, Ernst Univ.Prof.   Gastprofessur für Kontrabass




The Bachelor's Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) is offered for Classical, Jazz, as well as for Folk Music.

In addition to Voice,  you can choose the following instruments for the Bachelor's Programme IGP Classical: Accordion, Bass Tuba, Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harp, Harpsichord, Oboe, Organ, Percussion Instruments, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Violoncello.  

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


  • Candidates must be at least 17 years old
  • Passing of an entrance exam
  • Proof of German language competency Level B2/CEFR (if German language is not your mother tongue)

See infobox for the required German language competency for studies at application!



Theory part

Admission Test in Aural Skills and Music Theory

a) Aural Test

b) Music Theory Test  

c) Voice and Rhythm Test (Practical Part)


Here you can find a sample test (in German language only).

If you are already a student of an instrumental/vocal Bachelor's Programme at KUG, you may be exempted from this part.  


Artistic part

a) Proof of your artistic-creativity and artistic-communication skills through:

  • Submission of a covering letter, which describes your personal motivation for the Degree Programme and the preferred career (length: 1-2 pages in A4, font: Arial, font size: 12, line pitch: 1.5) in the course of your online application
  • An interview with the examination board (about 20 min.), which may look like this - depending on the selected modules (singing, instrumental, speaking):
    • You may be asked about how your day was while the examination board "interjects" several words, which you will have to incorporate into the story spontaneously.
    • A well-known children's song or folk song should be sung with various (basic-)emotions and should be varied accordingly.
    • You may be asked to present your own biography in form of a song/rap/opera recitative.
    • You may be asked to improvise a soundstory.
    • You may receive 10-12 words / terms in advance and then you may be asked to create a story out of it.   

Furthermore, you will be asked about your study motivation and your preferred career (according to your covering letter).

Here you can find further information about the exam of artistic-creativity and artistic-communication skills (in German language only).

Even if you are already a student of an instrumental/vocal Bachelor's Programme at KUG, you would have to pass this part.  


b) Proof of your piano skills (does not apply to major artistic subject piano, harpsichord, accordion, guitar):

Three works from different stylistic periods, cadences in major and minor, play of a bass part to a pre-played music, variations based on familiar songs (e.g. children's songs), etc. Here you can find the detailed requirements.

>>>  Instruction for the excercise examples (in German language only)

Even if you are already a student of an instrumental/vocal Bachelor's Programme at KUG, you would have to pass this part (exception: see above). 


The successful completion of all these parts of the entrance exam is a prerequisite for the participation in the instrumental or vocal entrance exam:


c) Instrumental/Vocal Exam (major artistic subject) done by an examination board

Here you can find the entrance exam requirements as well as recommendations of pieces of music, which reflect the required level of difficulty (only available in German language).

In case you need an accompanist, you have to bring the appropriate music score with you to the entrance exam.

If you are already a student of an instrumental/vocal Bachelor's Programme at KUG (in the same major artistic subject or if the completion of a Bachelor's Programme in the same major artistic subject is no longer than 2 years ago), you may be exempted of this part. 


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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