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Music Pedagogy (bachelor’s)

Music Pedagogy students can earn a degree in the Music Promotion program.

The bachelor’s program in Music Pedagogy generally takes eight semesters. The program is based on two principles: On the one hand, there is instruction in the main performance subject throughout the entire program. On the other hand, the program of study provides basic music education skills, ranging from knowledge of music physiology to professional and subject didactics and basics of practice and teaching, to early childhood music education. This is supplemented by coursework in musicology and music theory. In the third and fourth year of study there is a choice among the following in-depth concentrations: Elementary music education, string class lessons, brass class lessons, chamber music/ensemble playing or singing with children. In addition, two electives offer interesting opportunities for deepening and expanding students’ own music education and artistic skills.

Detailed information about the sequence and contents of the program can be found in the Music Pedagogy (bachelor’s) module overview.

Study program coordinator

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rüdiger

Proficiency test

Candidates for the Music Pedagogy program must complete a proficiency test: This involves an artistic-musical exam: Requirements for the bachelor’s program. There are also tests in music theory and aural skills at level 2. Sample tests are available in the Music Theory section of this website.

Proficiency in German

International applicants must possess adequate German language skills. The B2 certificate (according to the Goethe Institute classification system) or a comparable qualification is required. This also applies to direct enrollment in a higher semester.

Commencement of studies and application deadlines

It is only possible to commence studies in the Music Pedagogy bachelor’s program in the winter semester. The application deadline is March 1. The date-of-receipt stamp of the university applies.


Applications must be submitted online, along with access to the online application portal Muvac. Further information can be found here (German).

Further Information

Questions about the academic program will be answered by subject tutors and the Registrar’s Office.

Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Fischerstraße 110, 40476 Düsseldorf

Fon: +49.211.49 18 -0