Requirements for the Organ bachelor's program.
The Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf offers a program in the Organ Performance major which is separate from programs at the Institute of Church Music. In addition to the study of the performance major, this program encompasses the entire musicological and artistic-practical environment of the organ instrument.
The following instrumental requirements form part of the proficiency test for the Organ performance bachelor’s program:
1) Organ major
1. a work by J. S. Bach of the candidate’s choice (for example Prelude/Fantasy/Toccata and Fugue/Trio Sonata)
2. Additionally one work each from two of the following categories: a) a pre-Bach master (e.g., a prelude or toccata by Buxtehude), b) Romanticism (e.g., a sonata by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, a chorale by Franck, a work of moderate difficulty of the candidate’s choice by Reger), c) 20th/21st century/New Music (for example a sonata by Hindemith, a movement from a cycle by Messiaen)
3. Sightreading easy literature
The musical-artistic presentation should last no longer than 20 minutes. The examining board reserves the right to make a selection from the pieces.
2) Minor: Piano
Three pieces of the candidate’s choice.
In the Music and Media as well as Audio and Video bachelor's programs, there is no minor subject examination.
Prof. Jürgen Kursawa