Contemporary Instrumental Music

Zeitgenössische Musik instrumental



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Contemporary Instrumental Music

The term contemporary music encompasses works composed from the second half of the 20th century to the present day. Their stylistic diversity makes possible tonal, aesthetic and internationally influential developments in different levels of composition, interpretation, and reception.

The Master’s Degree in Contemporary Instrumental Music course offers an opening to new forms and performance techniques as well as a continuation and transformation of tradition to electroacoustic music. Young interpreters are inspired to reorientate their musical education to develop their own stance towards artistic expression.

Therefore personal creativity of students is always in the foreground:

Intensive instrumental lessons, cooperation with composition classes, music informatics and the university computer studio are the focus of the course. Projects with the Ensemble for New Music and the Institute for Music Informatics and Musicology enrich the instruction. Multimedia sound art, performance, and improvisation as well as notation and conducting of contemporary music complement basic offerings to expand artistic horizons. In the vocal studies program, contemporary music and performance is offered as an elective.


Degrees and Study Opportunities

Master's Degree Program

Final Degree
Master of Music

4 semesters (2 years)

180 ECTS points