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Orchestral Conducting (master’s)

Orchestral Conducting students can earn a degree in the Music Promotion program.

Successful graduates from the bachelor's program can continue with a four-semester master’s program in Orchestral Conducting. The main focus here is also on individualized instruction in conducting and practical ensemble work. The following concentrations can be selected within the program: Working with professional or with amateur ensembles. As is the case in the bachelor’s program, the master’s program also offers a wide range of elective courses allowing students to further develop and extend their artistic abilities.

Detailed information about the sequence and contents of the program can be found in the Orchestral Conducting (master’s) module overview.

Those studying in Düsseldorf can regularly work with the university’s own symphony orchestra which also performs once a year at the Tonhalle symphony hall in Düsseldorf. In addition, the conducting class is involved in the productions performed each year by the opera class. There are also regular work phases with professional orchestras and ensembles such as the Bergische Symphoniker or the Musikfabrik in Cologne.

Full-time instructors

Prof. Rüdiger Bohn

Proficiency test

Candidates for the Orchestral Conducting master’s program must complete a proficiency test. It consists of a music performance proficiency test: Requirements for the Orchestral Conducting 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 Orchestral Conducting master’s program, studies can commence 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).

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

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