Institute 1: Composition, Music Theory, Music History and Conduction

Special emphasis is put not only on artistic training and development and unfolding of the arts but also on scientific training and research. “Composition” offers a complex variety of studies including the fields of “Composition”, “Composition-Music Drama” and “Composition-Computer Music”. “Conducting”, too, comprises a wide range of disciplines (“Orchestra Conducting”, “Choir Conducting”, “Repetiteuring”) in which students are prepared for their artistic careers by offering them various possibilities to appear in public.


“Theory of Music” focuses on methodological discussion, theory, aesthetic research and analysis of music of the period between the 18th and the 21st century. “History of Music” is a scientific discipline which takes into consideration the complete field of musico-historical development from the ancient to present day’s world (with special emphasis on the period between the 18th and the 20th century).

In addition, interdisciplinary courses in the fields of “Orchestra”, “Choir”, musico-theoretical and musico-historical disciplines as well as conducting of ensembles, orchestras, and choirs are offered as compulsory and/or elective subjects.



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