Organ students can earn a degree in the Music Performance program.
Successful graduates of the bachelor’s degree program can continue with a four-semester master’s program in Organ. The focus here is instruction in the performance major with the two concentrations of Organ Literature Playing and Liturgical Organ Playing. In the master’s program too, a broad range of electives offers students the opportunity of enhancing and deepening their own performance skills.
Detailed information about the sequence and contents of the program can be found in the Organ (master’s) module overview.
The following instruments are currently available for instruction or exams in the Organ major in cooperation with the churches: The University’s own concert and instruction organ with a total of 57 stops in the Albertus Magnus church, 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 Organ master’s program must complete a proficiency test. Requirements for the Organ 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 Organ 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).
Questions about the academic program will be answered by subject tutors and the Registrar’s Office.