Piano students can earn a degree in the Music Performance program.
Successful graduates from the bachelor’s program can continue with a four-semester master’s program in Piano. Here too, the main focus is on instruction in the performance major. In addition to this, three areas of focus are available for selection: Stage/Solo, Chamber Music and Music Promotion. 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 abilities.
Detailed information on the course and contents of this area of study can be found in the module overview for Piano (master’s).
Students who study piano in Düsseldorf benefit from numerous possibilities for performing in public both inside and outside the university. In addition, the university organizes regular piano music and chamber music events, and a “New Music Marathon Night.” Finally, students can take part in the Sieghardt Rometsch Competition, which takes place every year in the solo and chamber music categories.
Candidates for the Piano master’s program must complete a proficiency test: Requirements for the Piano 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 Piano 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.