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Bachelor programme / Master programme Choral Conducting

The study of choral conducting serves the artistic maturity and independence, the acquisition of the ability to critical reflection and self-evaluation as well as the artistic and scientific ability to open up musical art of all eras.
The total amount of the Bachelor's degree in Choral Conducting amounts to 180 ECTS credits. This corresponds to a planned study duration of 6 semesters.

The aim of the bachelor's degree in choral conducting is the practice-oriented and scientifically sound vocational training for the following fields:

- choirmaster / choirmaster of professional choirs (opera, theater, radio stations),
- choirmaster / choirmaster of oratory choirs,
- choirmaster / choirmaster of specialized a cappella choirs (spiritual and secular),
- choirmaster / choirmaster of semiprofessional choirs and amateur choirs,
- church musician / church musician,
- Ensemble leader / Ensemble leader,
- accompanist / répétiteur,
- Consultant and Supervisor / Supervisor of singers.
The total amount of the Master's program is 120 ECTS credits. This corresponds to a planned study duration of 4 semesters.

The aim of the master's program is to deepen and supplement the scientific and artistic vocational training on the basis of subject-specific Bachelor's programs. The Master's Degree in Choral Conducting qualifies students for the following fields that are offered to students:
- choirmaster / choirmaster of professional choirs (opera, theater, radio stations),
- choirmaster / choirmaster of oratory choirs,
- choirmaster / choirmaster of specialized a cappella choirs (spiritual and secular),
- choirmaster / choirmaster of semiprofessional choirs and amateur choirs,
- church musician / church musician,
- Ensemble leader / Ensemble leader,
- accompanist / répétiteur,
- Advisor to singers,
- Teaching in choir / ensemble.
The prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor's Degree in choir conducting is passing the admission test to determine artistic aptitude in the Central Artistic Subject. In addition, the examination of the knowledge in music theory (composition and ear training), piano score and sheet playing, piano playing, singing (for choir directing) and knowledge of German (for applicants whose first language is not German).


Admission to the master's program in choir conducting is dependent on the completion of a relevant Bachelor's degree program and and the passing of the admission examination to determine artistic aptitude in the Central Artistic subject.

Internal as well as external applicants have to demonstrate the artistic potential to successfully complete the Master's program within the admission exam. As well as for the bachelor program, corresponding knowledge of German is required.

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    E-Mail: studieninfo@moz.ac.at