The Faculty of Music

Performance

Musical performance programmes are traditionally the lifeblood of a music university. At the University of the Arts, our programmes equip students with the knowledge and training necessary for a successful career as a concert musician or composer.
The range of programmes offered includes stringed, plucked, keyboard and woodwind instruments as well as programmes in vocal training and jazz musicianship. Other areas of focus include early music and composition.

Bachelor of Music: Performance

Bachelor of Music: Composition
Duration: 8 semesters, Qualification: Bachelor of Music

  • Mehr

    This study programme is designed to nurture the creative personality of each individual student and to enable students to develop their musical imagination to a highly artistic level, while also fostering an awareness of the social and aesthetic responsibilities of music composers.
    Built around three central pillars – the analysis of music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the development of composition techniques and methods which are both professional and sustainable, and the critical interrogation of contemporary performance practice – this programme enables students to lay the foundations for their future professional practice and empowers them to make a valuable contribution to contemporary music.

Bachelor of Music: Jazz Performance
Duration: 8 semesters, Qualification: Bachelor of Music

  • Mehr

    The Jazz Performance programme is designed to prepare students for a career as a jazz concert musician and provides students with a wide range of opportunities to explore ensemble, Big Band, and jazz choir practice. The tuition programme is complemented by regular Master Classes with internationally renowned teachers. The University has also established cooperation agreements with Detmold Music University (Hochschule für Musik Detmold) and Groningen University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands (the home of the "New York comes to Groningen" jazz programme). Interdisciplinary projects focussing on film music, composition work, and large-scale ensembles – such as the chamber orchestra, jazz ensemble and joint projects with the Digital Media programme – are integral elements of this programme.
    Jazz musicians are passionate about their music. Introduced in 1993, the University of the Arts jazz programme features jazz vocals and a broad repertoire of genre instruments including the saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, vibraphone, double bass and drums. The passion and dedication invested in the jazz programme by our staff has seen the emergence of a vibrant and supportive department with a strong focus on professional development. The department also provides excellent tuition for young musicians preparing for a career in music teaching and who would like to direct combos, brass and big bands at public schools. Interdisciplinary projects staged in cooperation with our art, theatre, video art and composition programmes play an important role in this programme.

    www.jazzclub-bremen.de

    Many of our graduates are now active as professional musicians throughout Germany, and a range of CDs and recordings testify to their dedication and artistic accomplishment. A number of students have garnered important scholarships in this field, signed up with Peter Herbolzheimer's Bundesjugendjazzorchester, or now work as qualified music teachers.

    Major subjects:

    • Flute (Jazz)
    • Vocals (Jazz)
    • Guitar/E-Guitar
    • Piano/Keyboards
    • Double bass/E-Bass
    • Trombone (Jazz)
    • Saxophone (Jazz)
    • Drums/Percussion (Jazz)
    • Trumpet (Jazz)
    • Vibraphone

     

Bachelor of Music: Early Music Performance
Duration: 8 semesters, Qualification: Bachelor of Music

  • Mehr

    Bremen has been an internationally renowned centre of Early Music education and research for over 20 years. Founded in 1986, the Academy for Early Music was the first institute in Germany to introduce a degree programme for historically informed musical practice and was amalgamated with the University of the Arts Bremen in 1994. Internationally renowned experts from European and international stages provide talented young musicians with world-class instruction here in Bremen. Numerous graduates from our courses now perform as soloists or as members of specialised ensembles. The programme's reputation for innovative practice and its association with high-profile artists from around the world make it especially attractive to students with an interest in Early Music. The strong rapport between students and teaching staff, and the combination of excellent instrumental tuition together with chamber music and large vocal / instrumental formations have lent the Early Music programmes at the University of the Arts a very distinctive character. A range of Minor subjects available at the Faculty including dance, historical composition, harpsichord, and seminars and lectures on musical /cultural studies make knowledgeable musicians of our students.The student ensembles Bremer Barock Consort and the University of the Arts Baroque Orchestra perform regularly in Bremen and further afield. Students enjoy numerous opportunities to participate in concerts throughout their studies and can also expect to participate in concert tours abroad. These experiences are invaluable in making the transition from the University to the professional arena. Students and graduates of the University of the Arts Bremen have won numerous awards and competitions as well as a range of scholarships.

    Major subjects:

    • Baroque Bassoon
    • Baroque Oboe
    • Baroque Trombone
    • Baroque Trumpet
    • Baroque Viola
    • Baroque Violin
    • Baroque Cello
    • Recorder (Early Music)
    • Harpsichord
    • Early Music – Vocals
    • Historical Harp
    • Lute
    • Organ (Early Music)
    • Traverse Flute
    • Viola Da Gamba
    • Zink (Cornetto)

     

Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance
Duration: 8 semesters, Qualification: Bachelor of Music

  • Mehr

    From an early stage onwards this programme of studies covers a number of areas specific to vocal performance in addition to more general musical and vocal training, including Song, Concert, Oratorio, and Opera. Subjects such as Body Training and Acting provide a solid grounding in stage work in conjunction with regular stage projects and opera productions.
    Intensive repetiteur training enables students to develop a broad repertoire of songs and works for concert and operatic productions.

    This programme of studies enables students to explore a broad range of musical literature, including older and more experimental pieces, ensuring that students are well-equipped to meet the demands of professional practice.

Bachelor of Music: Instrumental Performance
Duration: 8 semesters, Qualification: Bachelor of Music

  • Mehr

    Performance training in the student's chosen instrumental Major is the main focus of this programme. The range of subjects covered in this programme reflects the diversification of contemporary professional music practice and includes the following: Chamber Music/Ensemble, Performance Practice for Early Music, New Music Ensemble, and Music Mediation.
    Project work in the University's orchestra, chamber orchestra, and a variety of other chamber music formations and collaborative constellations lend the programme a strong practical character and provide students with plenty of opportunities to perform for audiences.

    Major subjects:

    • Orchestral instruments (Bassoon, Flute, Clarinet, Double Bass, Oboe, Kettle Drums/Drums, Violin, Viola, Cello)
    • Piano
    • Guitar
    • Other instruments (Accordion, Recorder, Organ)

     

Master of Music: Performance

Study documents

Master of Music Composition
Duration: 4 semesters, Qualification: Master of Music
Major subjects: Composition / Electroacoustic Composition

  • Mehr

    This Composition programme is designed to nurture the creative personality of each individual student and to enable students to develop their musical imagination to a high artistic level, while also fostering an awareness of the social and aesthetic responsibilities of composers.Applicants must hold a Bachelor's in Composition or an equivalent degree to enrol in this Master's programme. This programme will help students to strengthen their compositional position through research and the exploration of contemporary trends in composition as well as new and emerging techniques and technical innovations.

    With the major subject Composition, the scope of this programme encompasses both instrumental and vocal ensembles. Practical work with instrumental and vocal performers comprises a central aspect of this programme.New media technologies and electroacoustic performance practice (sound direction, live electronic performance etc.) are the focal elements with the major subject Electroacoustic Composition.Students can also elect to study an "integrated" Master programme focussing on the interplay of instrumental, vocal, and electroacoustic elements.
    The Atelier Neue Musik at the University of the Arts Bremen provides a lively and creative learning environment for students enrolled in this programme. As the University's central "laboratory" for New Music, it brings students of composition together with composers, interpreters, artists, and designers, facilitating creative dialogue and collaboration through concerts, workshops and excursions.

    Entry requirements: Candidates must complete a programme in composition (either a Bachelor's or Diploma programme; to apply for this programme students must provide official documentation showing that they have begun the examination process). Candidates must successfully complete the entrance examination.

Master of Music: Early Music Performance
Duration: 4 semesters, Qualification: Master of Music

  • Mehr

    This Master of Music programme in Early Music is open to applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies in Early Music, as well as instrumental and vocal performers holding a Bachelor's degree or Diploma in classical performance or a modern instrument. The curriculum includes an special supplementary module which allows students with no formal grounding in this field of musical practice to gain a better understanding of the practice, theory and academic research underlying Early Music. This module can be tailored to the needs of individual students and covers a wide range of subjects. Students with an undergraduate degree in Early Music are not required to take the supplementary module and can elect to gain an additional qualification (conducting practice, improvisation, editorial practice etc.) instead.

    The programme aims to help students develop their expertise and lay the foundations for a career as an ensemble musician and/or director. Intensive performance practice, including regular concert performances in Bremen and further afield with a number of Early Music ensembles based at the University, such as the University of the Arts Baroque Orchestra and the student-led "Bremer Barock Consort" ensemble, complement class work and comprise a key component of this Master of Music programme. This emphasis on artistic practice eases the transition from the university to the professional arena. Bremen has been an internationally renowned centre of Early Music education and research for over 20 years. Founded in 1986, the Academy for Early Music in Bremen was the first institute in Germany to introduce a degree programme for historically influenced musical practice and was amalgamated with the University of the Arts Bremen in 1994. Internationally renowned experts from European and international stages provide talented young musicians with world-class instruction here in Bremen. Numerous graduates from our courses now perform as soloists or as members of specialised ensembles.
    The department has developed a reputation for innovative practice and its association with high-profile artists from around the world. The strong rapport between students and teaching staff, and the combination of excellent tuition in the main subjects together with chamber music and large vocal / instrumental formations has given the University of the Arts Bremen a very distinctive character. A range of Minor subjects including dance, historical composition, harpsichord, and seminars and lectures on musical /cultural studies make knowledgeable musicians of our students. At the University of the Arts research, teaching and practice go hand-in-hand. Published by renowned publishers ADEVA (Akademischen Druck- und Verlagsanstalt) in Graz, Austria, the journal of the Academy of Early Music has a strong focus on performance practice. Symposia, projects, and workshops round off the broad range of activities and events on offer to students.

    Entry requirements: Candidates must complete a programme in musical performance OR music education (either a Bachelor's or Diploma programme; to apply for this programme students must provide official documentation showing that they have begun the examination process) Candidates must successfully complete the entrance examination.

    Major subjects:

    • Baroque Bassoon
    • Baroque Oboe
    • Baroque Trombone
    • Baroque Trumpet
    • Baroque Viola
    • Baroque Violin
    • Baroque Cello
    • Basso Continuo Harpsichord
    • Basso Continuo Lute
    • Basso Continuo Organ
    • Recorder (Early Music)
    • Harpsichord
    • Vocals (Early Music)
    • Fortepiano
    • Historical Harp
    • Lute
    • Multi-Keyed Flute
    • Organ (Early Music)
    • Traverse Flute
    • Viola Da Gamba
    • Zink (Cornetto)

     

Master of Music: Jazz Performance
Duration: 4 semesters, Qualification: Master of Music

  • Mehr

    The Master of Music in Jazz Performance is an advanced course of studies with a focus on professional practice and concert performance for talented young instrumentalists and singers with an undergraduate degree or diploma in jazz performance or music education for jazz.

    The programme's links to the University Big Band along with a variety of combos and ensembles operated in cooperation with the Department of New Music and the Studio for Electro-Acoustic Music lend this programme a strong practical focus and make for an inspiring and distinctively unique learning environment. The close proximity of this programme to the Faculty of Arts & Design also provides exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation in student-led multimedia projects. With its international concert programme, weekly sessions and regular try-out concerts, our Jazz Club is a hothouse for artistic development and a professional performance venue that is popular with both students and guest musicians. 
    Based on site at the University, the Klaus Kuhnke Archive provides an excellent resource for students keen to explore the connections between jazz and other related musical genres.


    Entry requirements: Candidates must complete a programme in musical performance OR music education for Jazz or a related musical genre (either a Bachelor's or Diploma programme; to apply for this programme students must provide official documentation showing that they have begun the examination process) Candidates must successfully complete the entrance examination.

    Major subjects:

    • Flute (Jazz)
    • Vocals (Jazz)
    • Guitar/E-Guitar
    • Piano/Keyboards
    • Double bass/E-Bass
    • Trombone (Jazz)
    • Saxophone (Jazz)
    • Drums/Percussion (Jazz)
    • Trumpet (Jazz)
    • Vibraphone

     

Master of Music: Vocal Performance
Duration: 4 semesters, Qualification: Master of Music

  • Mehr

    Our vocal performance programme will enable students to develop their technical expertise and perfect their voice. Further key aspects of this programme include the intensive exploration of various vocal genres and working fields as part of the specialisation process. In addition to an intense programme of studies in their chosen Major, students will continue to develop a broad repertoire of songs, concert and operatic works through extensive repetiteur practice. This is complemented by a diverse range of opportunities for students to gain further practical experience through artistic practice in theatrical projects and opera productions tailored primarily to Master students.
    Students can also choose to extend the scope of their artistic practice by studying an advanced module in Historical Performance Practice, New Music, Interpretation, Operatic Repertoire or Choral Performance. Academic seminars staged in conjunction with project work ensure that students develop a nuanced and critical understanding of artistic practice, while a diverse range of optional modules from other study programmes available at University of the Arts Bremen complement the programme's core areas of study.

    Entry requirements: Candidates must complete a programme in musical performance OR music education (either a Bachelor's or Diploma programme; to apply for this programme students must provide official documentation showing that they have begun the examination process) Candidates must successfully complete the entrance examination.

Master of Music: Instrumental Performance
Duration: 4 semesters, Qualification: Master of Music

  • Mehr

    Performance training in the student's chosen Major forms the main focus of this programme. Other important areas of study include chamber music and ensemble/orchestral performance training. A diverse range of opportunities exists for students to develop their artistic talent, including concert projects staged by the Chamber Orchestra and University Orchestra (together with the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra and partner universities), specialised ensembles such as the "Studio for New Music" and the University of the Arts Baroque Orchestra, along with a variety of other chamber music formations.
    Students can also choose to extend the scope of their artistic practice by studying an advanced module in Historical Performance Practice, New Music or (Classical) Chamber Music.
    Academic seminars staged in conjunction with project work ensure that students develop a nuanced understanding and the ability to reflect critically on their artistic practice. A range of optional modules complement the programme's core areas of study.

    Entry requirements: Candidates must complete a programme in musical performance OR music education (either a Bachelor's or Diploma programme; to apply for this programme students must provide official documentation showing that they have begun the examination process) Candidates must successfully complete the entrance examination.

    Major subjects:

    • Orchestral instruments (Bassoon, Flute, Harp, Clarinet, Double Bass, Oboe, Kettle Drums/Drums, Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Cello)
    • Piano
    • Guitar
    • Organ
    • Other instruments (Accordion, Recorder)
Search in the previous HfK website (not in the HfK2020 Lab!)