Master's Programm Catholic and Protestant Church Music

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| Foto: Alexander Wenzel

Catholic and Protestant Church Music.
Shaping diversely and creatively. Filling empty spaces

Studying Catholic and Protestant church music means preparing yourself for a diverse job with many freedoms and possibilities: Making music with and motivating different kinds of people: children, adolescents, adults, elderly, professionals and amateurs. Refining and putting your own artistic potential into practice, realising your musical dreams. Bringing ecumenical Christianity to life. Musically supporting people in their life situations, being the focal point of culture, enabling a glimpse of heaven with music.

You should bring diversity, creativity, willingness for teamwork, appetite for innovation and enthusiasm.


 

Professors and equivalents

Image of Univ.Prof. Josef Döller
Universitätsdozent für Chor- und Ensembledirigieren
Univ.Prof. Josef Döller
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Image of Mag.art. Privatdozent Franz Jochum
Universitätsdozent für Chordirigieren
Mag.art. Privatdozent Franz Jochum
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Image of Univ.Prof. Mag.art. Klaus Lang
Professur für Komposition mit Schwerpunkt kirchliche Komposition
Univ.Prof. Mag.art. Klaus Lang
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Image of Univ.Prof. Gunther Rost
Professur für Orgel und Orgelimprovisation
Univ.Prof. Gunther Rost
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Image of Univ.Prof. Mag.art. Karin Tafeit
Professur für Orgel und Orgelimprovisation
Univ.Prof. Mag.art. Karin Tafeit
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Image of Univ.Prof. Ulrich Walther
Professur für Orgel und Orgelimprovisation
Univ.Prof. Ulrich Walther
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Admission

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For all external applicantsfor the Master's Programmes the following applies:

In the course of the required online application we need the following documents in time to the application deadline, in order to be able to forward your documents to our Dean of Studies for checking the equivalency of your preliminary studies:

  • Your Bachelor's Diploma Certificate telling your academic degree (on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures)
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of the Bachelor's Diploma Certificate
  • Your Bachelor's final examination Certificate (on your University's letter paper and with your University's stamps/seals and signatures)  
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of the Bachelor's final examination Certificate
  • Your Transcript of Records (Diploma Supplement / Academic Record / complete list of all subjects that you have passed, the credits/semester hours and grades on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures)
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of your Transcript of Records / Diploma Supplement / Academic Records / list of subjects

Please also pay attention to any required diplomatic legalization* of your documents!
*  Information sheet from the Welcome Center

Only after the Dean of Studies has confirmed the equivalency of your preliminary studies you will be notified for the entrance exam.

Please note, that your major artistic subject has to be mentioned in your documents. Otherwise, please submit a confirmation about your major artistic subject issued by your University (on your University's letter paper and with your University's stamps/seals and signatures) in addition.

ENTRANCE EXAM

 

Candidates who have completed the Bachelor’s Programme Catholic and Protestant Church Music at KUG have to specify at the time they apply for the final Bachelor’s exam in their main artistic subject which emphasis (major) they have chosen to study for their Master’s Programme. Students may be admitted to the Master’s Programme with an emphasis on “Organ – Composition of Church Music” without any further requirements. In the case of a different choice of emphasis for the Master’s Programme, it will be decided in the course of the final Bachelor’s exam in the main artistic subject whether or not the student will be admitted to the Master’s Programme in this other area of emphasis (major).

 

For all other candidates, who have not completed the relevant Bachelor’s Programme at KUG, admission is allowed (without exception) only after they have received positive results in the admission test to determine whether the admission requirements have been met. This testing (done by an examination board) is geared towards the exam regulation requirements for the final exam in the main artistic subject of the Bachelor’s Programme (see §16, from page 17 on of the curriculum). In the course of this admission test, external candidates have to prove that they have the artistic potential to meet the demands of the Master´s Programme. 

 

Further information about the admission test requirements can be found in the curriculum as well as here.

ADMISSION

Please mind: After passing the entrance exam you are not automatically admitted to the Degree Programme – the enrolment has to be carried out in due time via e-mail! See also "First steps to becoming a student"!

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