Organ majors can earn a degree in the Music Performance program.
The bachelor’s program in Organ generally takes eight semesters. The main focus is instruction in the major area. Other subjects in the curriculum include individual piano lessons, chamber music, harpsichord and continuo performance, as well as musicology and music theory. In addition, a broad range of electives offers students various opportunities for further developing their own artistic abilities. Successful graduates of the bachelor's program can continue with a four-semester master’s program in Organ.
Detailed information about the sequence and contents of the program can be found in the Organ (bachelor’s) module overview.
The following instruments are currently available for instruction or exams in the Organ major in cooperation with the churches: The Karl Schuke organ of the Melanchthon church in the institute building (IV/ped./50 stops), the Göckel organ in St. Peter (III/ped./57 stops), the Rieger organ in St. Margareta (III/Ped./40). In addition, the University has access to instruments by the organ builders Albiez (III/Ped), Grenzing (II/Ped), Beckerath (II/Ped), Mayer (2 new instruments III/Ped), two historically significant instruments (South German Baroque organ/Italian Renaissance organ) as well as a whole number of other smaller instruments for various purposes. Since 2019 the Robert Schumann Conservatory has an own large concert and instruction organ constructed by the Rieger organ building company. the instrument is located in the Albertus Magnus church nearby the University.
Prof. Jürgen Kursawa
Prof. Torsten Laux
Candidates for the Choral Conducting program must complete a proficiency test: Requirements for the Organ bachelor's program. The proficiency test for the bachelor’s program also includes tests in music theory and aural skills at level 1. Sample exams 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 Organ 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).
Questions about the academic program will be answered by subject tutors and the Registrar’s Office.