Pianoforte (Bachelor of Music)

Course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music
Regular course length: 8 semesters

There is a long tradition of fine, broadly based piano tuition at the HMTMH. The University’s greatest assets in this respect are an outstanding faculty of worldwide renown and excellent facilities for students.

The Bachelor’s degree course in Piano, introduced in 2009, is based upon the now discontinued diploma courses in “Music Teaching” and “Musical Performance” without compromising either the quality or quantity of individual tuition. Building upon the Bachelor’s degree, the Master’s degree course in Keyboard Studies was introduced in 2010, and a third level, the Solo Performance Class, is also offered. 
Further information on the courses available can be obtained from the Registration Office (Immatrikulationsamt) or from the Pianoforte tutors (see column on the right).

  1. Course content and objective / Tuition
    In addition to the principal study, the curriculum aims to ensure a solid training in all relevant subsidiary subjects, including Music Theory, Musicology, Education, Physiology as well as Occupational Studies. Didactics and Methodology of Piano are available as an introductory course of 2 semesters or alternatively as a more advanced and intensive course of 4 semesters. In order to cater to the interests and aptitudes of the individual we offer various optional courses in such subjects as Improvisation, Historical Keyboard Studies, Conducting and Jazz. Our aim is to produce graduates who are comprehensively trained musical personalities, fully able to hold their own successfully in the ever-changing world of the professional musician.
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  3. Who is the course aimed at? / Requirements for admission
    In the entrance examination, the young pianists are expected to present a well-prepared programme and already to possess to a largely recognizable extent the basic traits of an artistic or teaching personality, able to meet the high demands made on the professional pianist or piano teacher.
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  5. Career outlook
    Pianists today often no longer work only as concert soloists or in chamber music, but are also involved in music education. Management abilities are called for, as is also imagination in the forming of the musical world of tomorrow.

Institute/Faculty
Future students will form the Pianoforte group. In addition to tuition in the principal study subject, a wide variety of additional areas are on offer, which together make up a practically orientated and broadly based course of piano training:

  • Tuition in chamber music
  • Tuition in song accompaniment
  • Tuition in piano duo
  • Tuition in Early Music; in addition to various harpsichords and clavichords, there is also a collection of historic upright and grand pianos from the period 1790 to 1910 available (originals and copies)
  • Special offerings in the field of New Music for pianoforte
  • International master classes extending the range of tuition available

There are numerous opportunities to perform, both within and outside the University. There are also internal competitions, scholarships and other forms of assistance.

 

Representative Professor

Examination Office

  • Judith Degro

    Studentische Verwaltung | Prüfungsamt Gesang, Klavier/Tasteninstrumente, Künstlerisch-pädagogische Ausbildung

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E001 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7254
    judith.degro@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

Student Registration Office

  • Beate Heitmüller

    Studentische Verwaltung | Immatrikulationsamt, Jungstudierende, Soloklasse

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7223
    beate.heitmueller@hmtm-hannover.deI-amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

  • Ursula Schreiber

    Studentische Verwaltung | Immatrikulationsamt, Jungstudierende, Soloklasse

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7224
    ursula.schreiber@hmtm-hannover.deI-amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

Last modified: 2019-03-11

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