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Requirements for the Organ bachelor's program.

Bachelor of Music / Organ Major

Presence Examination
The presence examination includes the following parts and should last a maximum of 20 minutes:

  • One freely chosen piece by J. S. Bach (e.g. Prelude /Fantasy / Toccata and Fugue / Trio Sonata).
  •  Additionally one piece each from two following categories:
    a) Pre-Bach masters (e.g., a prelude or toccata by Buxtehude).
    b) Romanticism (e.g. a sonata by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, a chorale by Franck, a moderately difficult work by Reger
    c) 20th/21st century/contemporary music (e.g. a sonata by Hindemith, a movement from a cycle by Messiaen)
  • sight-reading easier literature.
  • Artistic presentation in the piano minor: Three pieces of the student's choice are to be prepared.
  • 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