Church Music bachelor’s program
In the Institute for Sacred Music, the university offers a modularized bachelor's degree in Music Education/major Church Music. In addition to the core performance focus of the study on the instrument or on Choral and Orchestral Conducting, further areas covered in the program of study include musicology, artistic and practical areas and professional church music practices.
The following requirements apply for the performance proficiency test in this program of study:
1. Organ literature: three works of moderate difficulty from different style periods (at a minimum including a prelude and fugue by J. S. Bach and a contemporary work), sightreading
2. Liturgical Organ Playing: a prepared improvisation of a chorale prelude, an improvised four-part harmonization for a hymn tune as well as unprepared hymn introductions and accompaniments to songs from the commonly used hymnals
3. Piano: three works of moderate difficulty from different style periods
4. Voice: at least one sacred, folk or art song and sight-singing.
The audition performance should last no longer than 15 minutes. The examining board reserves the right to make a selection from the pieces.
Prof. Jürgen Kursawa