Lied interpretation (master's)
Lied interpretation is a field of study within the Music degree program.
A successful Bachelor's or Master's degree can be followed by a four-semester Master's degree in Lied Interpretation. The focus is on teaching the main artistic subject.
Pianists, singers and permanent Lied duos are trained in the Master's in Lied Interpretation with the aim of performing the Lied repertoire at a high artistic level in musical life. The central artistic work on the art song repertoire is supplemented by projects and seminars accompanying the course, in which artistic excellence is complemented by theoretical, academic and practical reflections. In addition, the Music Career Center is an integral part of the degree course, which also promotes extra-musical and job market-relevant skills to facilitate the transition from studying to a self-organized professional life. Finally, a wide range of electives offers students the opportunity to further develop and deepen their own skills.
Detailed information on the course and content of the degree program can be found in the module plan for Master Lied interpretation [german].
Those who study Lied interpretation in Düsseldorf benefit from many performance opportunities within and outside the university. In addition, the university regularly organizes themed projects as well as the Days of Chamber Music and the Long Night of New Music. Finally, students can take part in the university's internal Sieghardt-Rometsch-Wettbewerb, which takes place every year in the solo and chamber music categories.
Prof. Hans Eijsackers (Lied interpretation)
Prof. Ludwig Grabmeier (Voice)
Prof. Ursula Hesse von den Steinen (Voice)
Prof. Konrad Jarnot (Voice)
Prof. Anja Paulus (Voice)
Prof. Thomas Laske (Voice)
Candidates for the master’s program in Lied interpretation must complete a proficiency test: Requirements for the Lied interpretation master’s program.
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
In the master’s program in Lied interpretation it is possible to commence studies in the winter or the summer semester. The application deadline is March 1 (for studies commencing in the winter semester) and October 31 (for studies commencing in the summer semester). 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.