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Master programme Modern Music

Profound knowledge and skills in the field of contemporary music is increasingly becoming part of the professional requirements for musicians and singers.

The International Master of New Music is offered as a cooperative study program of the University Mozarteum Salzburg, the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and the Hochschule der Künste Berne and enables students to take part in a wide range of courses and to establish international professional contacts.

Students spend one academic year each at two of the cooperating universities. In addition to instrumental or vocal lessons and a focus on contemporary chamber music, the program offers experience in music theatre, live electronics and improvisation. In addition, joint ensemble projects are carried out, the results of which are presented alternately at all three partner institutions.

The international master's programme is aimed at prospective students who already have a first professional degree and concludes with the "Master of Music".
The prerequisite for admission to the Master's programme in New Music is the completion of a corresponding Bachelor's degree or other equivalent degree at a recognised domestic or foreign educational institution.

The following studies are offered in the Master of New Music at the Mozarteum:
voice, piano, organ, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, bass tuba, percussion instruments, violin, violoncello
The International Master of New Music (Bern - Dresden - Salzburg) is offered as a cooperative study program of the University Mozarteum Salzburg, the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and the Hochschule der Künste Bern and serves to develop international study opportunities for students of the three partner institutions.

The study takes place in the first two semesters at the respective home institution, as well as in student exchange at one of the other two institutions in the last two semesters. In addition, joint ensemble projects are conducted and performed alternately by all three partner institutions of the cooperative study programme.

The Master's programme lasts 4 semesters and concludes with the title Master of Music.

The prerequisite for admission to the Master's programme in New Music is the completion of a corresponding Bachelor's degree or another equivalent degree at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution.

A master's project must be completed in the master's programme in New Music. This consists of a final module examination in the respective Central Artistic Subject including documentation of the master project.
Admission to the Master's programme in New Music requires the completion of a corresponding Bachelor's degree or other equivalent course of study at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution.

For internal and external applicants, admission to the respective Master's programme is only possible after fulfilling the qualitative admission requirements and in accordance with the number of available study places.

Applicants have to prove their artistic potential to master the respective Master's programme in an entrance examination.

For applicants whose first language is not German, proof of German language skills must be provided prior to admission to the Master's programme in New Music. More detailed regulations regarding the type, scope and implementation of the German language certificates will be published on the university's homepage.