Admission requirements Classical Music Conducting master


  • Suifficent affinity with the instrument and its repertoire
  • Sufficient possibilities for developments
  • Show of sufficient drive to study and enthusiasm for music and instrument

Hafabra Conducting

  • The candidate should preferably have completed the general subjects or have an equivalent theoretical knowledge (comparable level second or third year).
  • The candidate should preferably play an instrument from the organic instrumentation of the concert band and should be familiar with the concert band and fanfare repertoire.
  • Conducting the 2nd Suite by G. Holst or an equivalent composition of your choice (dry, or with two pianos), one or two movements of which should be performed from memory.
  • Only for students with practical experience: rehearsal of a work of your own choice (in 20 min.) with a harmony orchestra.

Choral Conducting

  • Candidates must submit a repertoire list
  • Study of work specified in advance by the committee and a work of their own choice); the choir is formed by choral conducting students and the entrance examination candidates.
  • Singing a portion of choral literature; topics include phrasing, text handling, purity, à vue singing, etc.
  • Taking an aural test in the context of choral conducting; reading ability, knowledge of chords, recognition of mistakes, rhythmic skills, etc. will be addressed.
  • Motivation and knowledge of the profession are discussed during an interview.

Orchestra Conducting

  • The candidate should be able to expressively convey musical intentions through plastic body language
  • Conducting and rehearsing of Beethoven, symphony no. 1 to the working through, Tchaikovsky, symphony 5 part 2 or symphony 6 part 4, Strawinsky, Petroushka 1947 to 30
  • An interview on repertoire knowledge and motivation will also take place during the entrance examination

Excellent hearing is a requirement for the principal subject of orchestral conducting; part of the entrance examination is the separate solfège exam, in which the candidate must be able to notate polyphonic melodic dictations and chords.