Master's degree in chamber music, main subject lied interpretation or ensemble playing

Entrance requirements

Bakkalaureus/Bachelor Degree (four years) in the same of related field or (foreign) equivalent

Programme details

Instrumental excellence and a harmonious interaction with one’s ensemble partner/s are the fundamental prerequisites for a successful chamber musician. Therefore, the Major Specialism module (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul I und II”, semesters 1–4) with its rising qualification goals in each semester is the essential part of the study. The importance of the major is emphasised through an increased course volume.

The Key Module (“Schwerpunktmodul”, semesters 1–2) is assembled by the students themselves: They take part in chamber music related projects or modules of their choice. The module Applied Music Theory and Musicology (“Angewandte Musiktheorie und Musikwissenschaft”, semesters 1–2) has been aligned with the core area of the study course. The module includes musical analysis and interpretation as well as practical exercises in aural analysis and intonation.

The programme has been designed in such a way as to include all essential fields of study while providing sufficient space for the major, especially during the second half of the Master’s course.

During the 3rd and the 4th semester, students choose one module out of a module catalogue to either refine their artistic skills or to specialise.

Official lenghth of the programme

Two years, 120 ECTS-credits

Skills and Qualifications Profile of the Graduate

According to the chosen major, the Master’s course in Chamber Music qualifies for the free-lanced work as a lied pianist or chamber musician. The study programme has been designed for Bachelor’s graduates (or equivalent degree) who stand out through artistic excellence as instrumentalists and have s special potential as lied pianists or chamber musicians.

Aptitude test requirements

Lied interpretation

Duration of prepared programme: at least 20 minutes

At least two solo works of different characters and styles required an advanced level of pianistic/artistic competence including one work from the Viennese classical period.

Four advanced Lieder in different styles, which will be made known (including the keys) four weeks before the aptitude test. The hmt will provide the respective singers. The joint preparation time should not exceed 30 minutes.

Recitation of the lyrics of one out of the four advanced Lieder.

Sight-reading (level of difficulty approximating to “In der Fremde” by Robert Schumann)

Chamber music

Performance of three chamber works of advanced levels of difficulty with various characters and from various eras, a classic work is expected

Duration: approx. 20 minutes

Language requirements

Foreign students whose native language is not German must provide evidence that their knowledge of German is sufficient for their chosen course. 
For the Master’s degree (chamber music), students are required to have reached level B2 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 
Applicants’ linguistic competence will be established during the aptitude test. 
You will find further information in the Aptitude Test Regulations and Matriculation Regulations of Rostock University of Music and Drama.

A fee of 50 Euro will be charged for processing your application for admission. This must be transferred to hmt when you submit your application documents.


You will find more information about applications here

Application deadline for the aptitude test

May 1 for courses starting in the winter semester. 
December 1 for courses starting in the summer semester.

Any other questions?

We will be happy to give you personal advice!

Frau Hanka Paschedag
Studienbüro Musik
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