In the entrance exam the university assesses whether applicants are suitably qualified for studies in music. In addition, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of music theory. The university charges an entrance exam fee of 50 euros (Entrance exam Fee). An overview of the exam dates can be downloaded here: Exam dates winter semester 2016/2017
What is required in the Bachelor entrance exam?
Major subjects: Information available for download (German):
Conducting (Choral Conducting)
Conducting (Orchestral Conducting)
Music Theory/Ear Training
Recorder (Music Education only)
Minor subjects: Unless otherwise noted, the following requirements apply to artistic minor subjects (piano, other instrument or voice) in all programs: Two works from different style epochs.
Areas of focus of the artistic-musical entrance exam in the Bachelor programs Music and Media and Audio and Video Engineering: Information available for download (German):
Jazz Guitar/Electric Guitar
Jazz Double Bass
For all Jazz/Pop instruments: In the case of prepared pieces, in each case 6 copies of the sheet music or leadsheets must be brought to the exam.
It is expected that prepared pieces will be listed at the time of making application for admission. If an accompanist is desired, this should be stated in the application for admission. The accompanist will be a member of the university teaching staff.
Areas of focus in the entrance exam for the Master's programs Music and Music Promotion in the majors: Orchestral Instruments, Voice, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Conducting (orchestral & choral), Church Music
Information available for download (German):
Conducting (choral conducting)
Conducting (orchestral Conducting)
Advanced Studies in Solo Performance areas of focus for the
Entrance exam for advanced studies program in Solo Performance (Konzertexamen).
Entrance exam areas of focus for early-admission students
Information available for download: >Schumann Junior
Details on admission and the artistic admission exam for early-admission students are governed by the >Early-admission studies program (German).
Knowledge of music theory and ear training are also required in the admission exam for studies at the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media (Preparatory course PDF, German):
For the Bachelor program Music with a major in Voice, Guitar, Piano, Organ and Orchestral Instruments the requirements for Level 1 apply. Information available for download (German):
Theory Level 1 Example
Ear Training Level 1 Example
For the Bachelor program in Music Promotion with Music Education major the requirements for Level 2 apply. Information available for download (German):
Theory Level 2 Example
Ear Training Level 2 Example
The requirements for Level 3 apply for the Bachelor programs Music and Music Promotion with majors in Conducting/Choir, Conducting/Orchestra, Music Theory/Ear Training and Composition. Information available for download (German):
Theory Level 3 Example
Ear Training Level 3 Example