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Church Music bachelor’s program

Bachelor of Music / Major in Orchestral Instruments

Presence Examination
The performance proficiency test consists of the following parts and should have a duration of max. 15 minutes per artistic presentation:

  • Organ Literature::
    • three works of moderate difficulty from different style periods (at a minimum including a prelude and fugue by J. S. Bach and a contemporary work), sightreading
  •  Liturgical Organ Playing:

    • Prepared: improvisation of a chorale prelude, an improvised four-part harmonization for a hymn tune

    • Unprepared: unprepared hymn introductions and accompaniments to songs from the commonly used hymnals

  • Piano:
    • three works of moderate difficulty from different style periods

  • Gesang:
    • at least one sacred, folk or art song and sight-singing.

  • A short reflective talk related to the artistic presentation.

The examination board reserves the right to make a selection from the prepared pieces.

After passing the presence examination:
Written exams in music theory and aural skill training.


Prof. Jürgen Kursawa


Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Fischerstraße 110, 40476 Düsseldorf

Fon: +49.211.49 18 -0