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Requirements for the Conducting (Choral Conducting) master’s program

Master of Music / Conducting Major

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 45 minutes. The following requirements apply:

  • Conducting subject: Recording of a self-conducted work (excerpt max. 15 minutes). 1 uncut video.
  • Piano: two piano works of your choice, without repetitions (max. 15 minutes). 1 uncut video.
  • Singing: one aria and one song of free choice (max. 15 minutes). 1 uncut video.

Presence Examination
The presence examination includes the following parts:

  1. Artistic Presentation:
    a) Piano or Vocals:
    • Performance of three works from different style periods, one composed after 1910.

    b) Piano Performace:

    • Prepared: Performance of one major a cappella work from the score.
    • unprepared: Playing from sight-reading of scores presented.

    c) Conducting:

    • Conducting of a work by arrangement

    After passing the examinations of points a), b) and c):
    d) Work with the RSH Vocal Ensemble:

    • Rehearsal of up to 20 minutes duration. (The work will be communicated approximately 4 weeks before the examination date).
    • Conducting a given work. (The work will be communicated approximately 4 weeks prior to the examination date).
  2. A short reflective talk related to the artistic presentation.

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


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