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Requirements for the String Bass major

Bachelor of Music / Major in Orchestral Instruments

1. Preselection

For the pre-selection, a total of 3 uncut videos showing artistic presentations have to be submitted with the application. The total duration of the 3 videos should not exceed 20 minutes. The following requirements apply:

  • Exposition and development of a 1st movement of a classical concerto without cadenza, e.g. Dittersdorf, Vanhal with piano accompaniment. 1 uncut video.
  • Exposition and development of a 1st movement of a romantic concerto with piano accompaniment, e.g. Koussevitzky or Bottesini. 1 uncut video.
  • A work of free choice from another third style period with piano accompaniment. 1 uncut video.

2. Presence Examination

The presence examination includes the following parts:

  • Artistic presentation in the main subject: the same repertoire requirements apply as in the preselection. The same works may be presented as in the preselection.

  • Artistic presentation in the piano minor: Two pieces of your choice have 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. Rick Stotijn


Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Fischerstraße 110, 40476 Düsseldorf

Fon: +49.211.49 18 -0