Composition (Master of Music)

Regular course length 4 semesters
Course leading to the degree of Master of Music

Incontri (= Italian for “encounters”) is the name of the Institute for New Music at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover - HMTMH).

This Institute of the HMTMH offers diverse and flexible opportunities for up-and-coming composers and thrilling encounters between composers, improvisers, interpreters and the public in the field of New Music. The Institute assists and promotes its students both in traditional composition and in improvisation, interdisciplinary projects and experiments.
At the same time, Incontri stands for an open aesthetic position with the aspiration to provide the highest level of quality. Practical aspects are particularly emphasised in its work, so that students have numerous opportunities to experience their works in performance. The work is distinctly international, and enriched by the variety of cultures from which the students are drawn. From the encounter between manifold traditions and new, exciting issues, Incontri strikes the sparks which will ignite the music of the future.

1. Course content and objective/Tuition
The Institute offers sound and broadly based tuition in Composition with the widest variety of areas of work and of opportunities in the fields of instrumental and electronic composition, including interdisciplinary work; the Master’s degree course offers a large number of possibilities for concentrating on a particular field. The aim of the course is to foster the student of composition’s continued development and to sharpen his or her contours as an autonomous and original personality in his or her craft.
The programme of tuition is characterised by theoretical and practical work in individual tutorials, seminars, workshops, master classes, concerts and special projects. The networking of the Institute for New Music with a variety of local, national and international institutions enables students to obtain experience of professional work and performance in a wide variety of ways.

2. Who is the course aimed at?
The course is as a rule aimed at people who already possess a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in Composition. Every applicant must be able to present a variety of compositions (instrumental and/or electronic) and as a rule also put forward ideas for projects. Further information can be found on the page "Application/Admission Examination".

3. Career outlook
The Institute for New Music attempts to provide its students with the broadest possible training, so that graduates are guaranteed to be extremely flexible and have the opportunity to follow a variety of professional directions (freelance, teaching, applied music, improvisation, research etc.).

Programme learning outcomes

 

The aim of the Master of Music Composition programme is to develop and hone an independent and original creative compositional personality. To this end, the programme offers a broad and well-founded composition training with a wide variety of fields of work and opportunities in the areas of instrumental and electronic composition, including interdisciplinary work. The degree programme offers a wide range of possibilities for individual specialisation.

Teaching is characterised by theoretical and practical work in individual lessons, seminars, workshops, master classes, concerts and special projects. Thanks to the Institute for New Music's links with various local, national and international institutions, students can gain a wide range of professional experience.

At the end of their studies, graduates therefore have sound specialist knowledge in both breadth and depth and have developed into independent artistic personalities with a high level of reflection and judgement, who can both contribute to the discussion about different musical pathways and propound their own individual compositional voices.

Accordingly, a wide and flexible range of professional fields are conceivable, and graduates are able to pursue a wide variety of career prospects after graduation, whether as freelance artists, in teaching and research or in applied music.

 

Contact Teaching

Examination Office

  • Cordula Ratajczak

    Department for Studies and Teaching | Examination Board Musical Performance B. Mus./M. Mus., Composition B. Mus./M. Mus.

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E015 | Loebensteinstraße 2

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7230
    cordula.ratajczak@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo 09:30-12 Uhr | Di 09:30-12 Uhr und (nur online) 14-15:30 Uhr | Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung | Digitaler Besprechungsraum: https://meet.gwdg.de/b/cor-adv-xy4-zcw

Registration Office

  • Beate Heitmüller

    Department for Studies and Teaching | Matriculation Office, Examination Office Junior Students, Solo Class

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Loebensteinstraße 2

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7223
    I-Amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo 09:30-12 Uhr | Di 09:30-12 Uhr und (nur online) 14-15:30 Uhr | Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung | Digitaler Besprechungsraum: https://meet.gwdg.de/b/sin-wwk-lxu-ree

Last modified: 2024-01-10

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