The MA program represents a lively education for informed and thinking musicians. The focus is on further development of previous musical and technical skills while expanding the repertoire, leading to a specific sound design with independent interpretation. Significant literature is studied extensively in individual classes with internationally distinguished lecturers. Students participate in many public events, master classes, and possible CD recordings.
Conductors expand and refine the knowledge they have acquired so far through increased practical relevance by working with professional ensembles, and they are encouraged to develop artistically independent and versatile personalities.
Composers gain extensive knowledge of composition techniques and esthetics, complemented by highly developed skills to assume individual, sometimes determined, self-assured critical for dealing with professional matters.
Music theorists create a representative portfolio reflecting their individual style which is reproduced and analyzed as their knowledge grows deeper.
In the Historical Keyboard Instruments Coaching major, solo works as well as historically informed general bass, sight reading, and chamber music works with obbligato parts are studied.
In the Lied Interpretation for Piano/ Voice major, a focus must be chosen between German or French song.